site-specific art and design for communities

Team

Jeanine Centuori

Jeanine Centuori

Jeanine Centuori is an architect and Fellow of the American Academy of Architects [FAIA]. Her work in alternative practice was honored by the American Institute of Architects as a national model for its focus on bringing art and design work to a wide-ranging public audience, and for her dedication to higher education. Jeanine earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union in New York, and a Master of Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to her work with UrbanRock Design, she directs the Agency for Civic Engagement at Woodbury University that brings architecture students in contact with communities in need of good design. Her work in practice and education embraces the ethic of democratic design as a right for everyone. Her work in practice and academia has been recognized with national level awards, publications, and grants including Progressive Architecture Awards, funded research from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a CODAaward.

 Russell Rock

Russell is an artist with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wayne State University. He applies his talents in painting and sculpture to public artworks with UrbanRock Design. Experienced in various fabrication techniques employed to help envision UrbanRock Design projects, as well as, performing site-specific installations, he oversees projects from concept to completion. He provides the in-house construction documents with integrated with engineering, landscape, and architectural detailing. As a lead artist and designer of UrbanRock Design, he has garnered many competition national and local commissions that have been published, awarded, and appreciated by their local communities. He has a wide range of teaching experience in the Visual Arts spanning K-12 levels, in addition to university appointments in architecture and urban design while he was a research fellow at the Urban Design Center at Kent State University and an adjunct professor in Architecture at Pasadena City College. These practices garnered him familiarity with planning and architectural issues affecting local communities.