On Monday, February 4, Kevin Wilkes, AIA architect and founder of Princeton Design Guild visited campus to present to Middle School students during assembly and spoke to MS art classes. Wilkes spoke to eighth-grade art students about the design process and how to create physical spaces that reflect abstract concepts while harnessing opportunities and addressing challenges from the environment in which the spaces are located. His presentation was timely as students are currently working on landscape design projects.
MS Art Teacher Ryan Lilienthal stated, "I think it's fair to call Kevin a Princeton thought leader. He currently chairs Princeton Future, was a former Princeton Borough Council President, and has lead a number of public design projects framed around community narrative. He lead the effort to create "Writer's Block" and "Quark Park" before the Hulfush North development was built, and he current oversees Dohm Alley, another public installation next to Starbucks."
Thank you to Mr. Lilienthal for bringing such an inspiring speaker to Princeton Academy!
About Princeton Design Guild: Kevin Wilkes founded the Princeton Design Guild in 1985 to support and advance the Arts & Crafts ideal of progressive design combined with skilled workmanship. PDG supports the belief that your home should be special and memorable; functional and flexible – most importantly it should be a pleasure to enjoy for years. Here at PDG we design the exteriors and interiors of our projects to reflect our client's goals for an elegant lifestyle combined with modern convenience and comfort. Our special attention covers all significant details of your project from the initial impression of a beautiful entryway to the sophisticated requirements of today's gourmet kitchens. PDG supports our clients in all phases of design. We prepare preliminary feasibility studies, in depth architectural designs and detailed construction documents, interior design schemes, furniture designs and custom cabinetry detailing. We also build the work that we design. The client can exert control over all phases of the design and construction process within one organization.