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Edwin Schlossberg

cfa Service: 2011–2013

Edwin A. Schlossberg is the founder and principal of ESI Design, a firm that designs interactive environments for learning, discovery, and communication.  His practice specializes in integrated experiential museums, large-scale cultural facilities, and numerous children’s museums and science exhibits as well as the design of collaborative public experiences, knowledge-sharing networks, and communications platforms for a variety of companies and institutions.  His recent projects include the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo and the Ellis Island National Immigration History Museum in New York.  Mr. Schlossberg received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University, in 1967 and in 1971 a doctorate in science and literature from Columbia University.   He teaches courses in design at Columbia University and the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. He is the author of more than ten published works, including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-First Century, and is a visual artist whose works have appeared in a number of solo exhibitions and museum collections around the world. He is on several nonprofit boards and is a founding advisor of desigNYC, a partnership that matches designers’ services with community organizations in need of pro bono design support.  Mr. Schlossberg serves as a board member of the John F. Kennedy Foundation and Library.