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Design Studio

The Forms+Surfaces Design Studio has been fostering innovation, research and creativity for years. Drawing on backgrounds in industrial and textile design, the team is always on the lookout for new and sustainable ways of creating exciting, cost-efficient products that can be tailored to suit the aesthetic and performance needs of any environment.

 

  ADAM TRIPP
Design Director

As Design Director for Forms+Surfaces, Adam Tripp oversees Product Design and Development across all F+S product lines. In addition to the project management of new and custom product development, he is continually defining new materials and manufacturing processes that influence the look and feel of the Forms+Surfaces brand. Adam is responsible for some of the most recognizable site furniture, architectural surfaces and door hardware in the F+S catalog. He joined the Forms+Surfaces Design Studio in 2007 and holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

     
  TODD RODGERS
Design and Development Manager

Todd Rodgers acts as a liaison between Design and Engineering, ensuring that the products Forms+Surfaces develops are repeatable, ‘manufacturable’ and cost-effective while retaining the aesthetic. As the manager of the prototyping shop, Todd has put his fingerprint on every product line and helps designers bring their visions to life. Todd has a Masters Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas, where he focused on Sculpture, Blacksmithing, and Jewelry Design. A craftsman adept at blending form and function, Todd’s attention to detail is part of what sets our products apart.

     
  PIERRE ARCHAMBAULT
Senior Designer

Pierre Archambault leverages the relationship between design and manufacturing to expand the possibilities of our product lines. A hands-on approach to design is an essential component of his daily practice. Pierre has over 20 years of product design experience and degrees in both Interior Design from the University of Manitoba and Industrial Design from Carleton University in Ottawa. This pairing across disciplines gives him a unique understanding of the required functional and aesthetic performance of elements that interact within physical spaces.

     
  LEAH LYNN
Product Designer

Leah Lynn draws inspiration from the textural world around us to create unique site furniture and lighting. Leah has an innate passion for creative processes, paying close attention to concept and detail to create distinct products, while still maintaining the F+S aesthetic. Graduating from The Ohio State University with degrees in both Industrial Design and Fine Arts, she believes the unity of functionality and form in design are elemental to creating a successful product.

     
  SARAH CRIST
Junior Product Designer

Sarah Crist is a creative problem solver with a passion for making sustainable, quality products for a range of user experiences. Harnessing Forms+Surfaces’ interdisciplinary manufacturing capabilities, she looks for ways to incorporate new materials, surfaces and processes into our site designs. Sarah is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Industrial Design.

     
  GABRIELLE PAGE
Design Engineer

Gabrielle Page works alongside the Design team to take our products from concept to creation. Her experience spans high-volume manufacturing, process improvement, as well as new product development and implementation. Gabrielle seeks opportunities to identify sustainable resources and rethink the boundaries of manufacturing. She holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied mechanical and biomedical engineering.

     
  COLE RITTER
Prototyper

Pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail are two key values that Cole Ritter puts into daily practice in his role as Prototyper. Working closely with the Design & Development team, Cole researches, tests and helps develop new products for Forms+Surfaces, as well as creating new prototypes used by our Marketing Department. Cole comes to us with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Syracuse University, where he also taught Fine Arts for several years before putting his talents to work for us.

     
  DAVE SCHWIRIAN
Prototyper

Dave Schwirian plays an active role in the creation of our architectural products by evaluating and testing designs. He joins F+S with over 20 years of concept modeling and rapid prototyping experience and a degree in Industrial Design from Arizona State University. Drawing on his background, he explores the latest advancements in technology and how they can be applied to our surfacing materials and systems.