Through "Passages of Light : The Memorial Clowe wish to create upon a site scarred by a terrifying loss,
sorrow, and grief, a work of shared and individual mourning, as well as a gesture affirming our hopes, common dreams, and ability to rebuild.
Gisela Baurmann is an award-winning architect and designer who has taught and lectured internationally. She is the principal of amoebe architecture, a New York-based design firm. Ms. Baurmann received her Masters in Architecture Degree from Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar, and also studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Technical University Berlin. As project architect she designed and constructed a modern church and congregation hall in Frankfurt, Germany, consecrated in 2000. In 2001, teaming up with Jonas Coersmeier and Birgit Schoenbrodt in her firm amoebe architecture, she won second prize in the International Design Ideas Competition "Redesigning Queens Plaza," organized by the Van Alen Institute. Since January 2000 Ms. Baurmann has taught regularly at Columbia University and Pratt Institute, as well as serving as guest critic at Princeton, Yale University, Rensselear Polytechnic, New Jersey Institute of Technology and City College New York.
Sawad Brooks is a critic, artist, and award winning designer working with public and information spaces. Sawad's work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Johannesburg Biennale and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. He is currently working with Warren Sack on "hELLO7734," a new network protocol art-research project. With Goil Amornvivat, he is also working on a new line of kinetic responsive architecture. He has taught at Yale University; Merz Akademie, Stuttgart; Parsons School of Design, New York; and last year was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University's Department of Modern Culture and Media. Sawad, who was born in Bogotá, Colombia, currently lives and works in New York City.
Jonas Coersmeier is an award winning architectural designer and the Principal of Probehead Architecture, New York. Born in Cologne, Germany, he received his architectural education at Columbia University, M.I.T. and Technical University Darmstadt. He holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design and a Diplom Ingenieur degree in Architecture. Mr. Coersmeier has worked as a designer for various architectural offices in Germany and the US. He also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He teaches at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and serves as a guest design critic at Columbia University, Princeton and NYIT. His work has been exhibited at the Van Alen Institute and the Goethe Institute in New York City.
Model Fabrication: Kennedy Fabrications, New York, NY
Rendering, Illustration, Technology Consultant: E. Andrea Shiman
Rendering and Animation: Screampoint 3D Systems for Real Estate, New York, NY
Structural Engineering Consultant: Burio Happold Consulting Engineers, P.C. -- Craig Schwitter, Principal, Greg Otto, Sr. Eng., Bob Kearns, Graduate Eng.
Lighting design consultant: Fisher Marantz Stone Partners -- Paul Marantz
Technical Consultant on 3D Technology: Jose I. Sanchez