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Rooster’s design graces The Daily Heller

Posted in DesigNYC, Rooster in the News, Uncategorized by kikisaxon on June 16, 2010

Rooster's cover for NYCHA's Green Guide

With tears in our eyes, we bid our partnership with desigNYC adieu.  It was a great experience and we’ve met some wonderful people along the way.  We are also pretty proud of the end result and hope NYCHA and NYC can boast significant energy savings in the years to come.

The grand finale is tomorrow evening at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery Space.  Each group will showcase their efforts over the last half year and discuss their experiences.  It’s supposed to be a packed house of more than 250 guests; can’t say we’re surprised.

But it’s not a sundae without the cherry on top and our cherry came this morning via The Daily Heller.  One of Print magazine’s blogs, The Daily Heller announced the closing ceremonies and featured our design as a project example.  A link to all the project videos is included in the article, or you can click here to see ours.

UPDATE: Other incredible DesigNYC mentions include PSFK and New York Magazine.

Rooster applauded at NYCHA Green Event

Posted in Coop Scoop, DesigNYC, Rooster in the News by kikisaxon on April 23, 2010

Margarita Lopez talks about Rooster designed Green Guide

Rooster got props from some powerful and amazing women in sustainability/environmental world this past Earth Day.

At an event hosted by NYCHA for their residents, the Rooster-designed green guide was unveiled as NYCHA announced their efforts in the Green Agenda.  Moderated by Margarita Lopez, NYCHA Board Member, the event had a roundtable of experts including Lauren Yarmuth of YRG Sustainability (and advisor to desigNYC) and Mary Barber of the Environmental Defense Fund.   During the introductions, Mary Barber held up the Green Guide and commented that she’s come across many guides in her travels and the guide we wrote and designed was the best and most clear she’s ever seen.

In a one-on-one interview earlier in the evening, Margarita Lopez is quoted saying that our designs captured the feeling in a way “that is so dynamic and so accurate, it made her feel like she was walking through the developments.”  She continued, “This Green Guide is going to be the single most important piece of everything we are going to do with the Green Agenda.”

Yup, we’re her secret weapon to help change people’s behavior….her words.

Coop Scoop: We have a great face for radio

Posted in Coop Scoop, DesigNYC, Rooster in the News, Stuff We Like by kikisaxon on February 24, 2010

WNYC logo

Rooster Design Group was mentioned this morning on NPR/WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.  Members from desigNYC were on air talking about the program with featured partners the Serviam Gardens project.  You can stream the show – learn all about desigNYC – and hear a mention of Rooster’s partnership with the New York City Housing Authority.

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