Bringing the Chilopod to life
Lawrence Grown studied architecture at the University of Cincinnati, with a focus in organic architecture. He worked for Michael Reynolds, Eugene Tssui, and others before founding the custom fabrication company Metro Lighting in 1993.
He founded the West Berkeley Design Loop in 2012, a design district / business association, of which he is executive director.
TeamEmbrio is an arts organization established to produce biomorphic interactive installation art at Burning Man and beyond.
Zack has managed many complex projects including the San Francisco Zoo playground. He served on the Black Rock City Department of Public Works in 2012 and 2013. Zack has a wood and metal workshop in West Oakland.
Kristi is an experienced project manager of complex development expansions at the Oakland International Airport. Kristi has been instrumental in drafting the Chilopod budgets and timelines.
Herb brings his experience as a BART systems engineer to the Chilopod team to organize the LED systems architecture and integrate it with the energy and sound systems.
Nikolas brings his years of experience of independent animation to the team. Nikolas imported Ria Aguirre's SolidWorks models into Blender and AfterEffects to create the stunning nighttime view of the Chilopod in action on the playa.
Ria created the 3D models of the Chilopod and has updated them with new iterations as needed throughout the development of the concept.
THELMA LEE GROSS
Lady Tee is our editor in chief, bringing her linguistic talents to the team. Tee has helped craft and fine tune our project descriptions.
Rob has been building solar projects in the Bay Area and in the Grass Valley/Nevada City areas for many years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the Chilopod endeavor.
ANNE LUV-LE ALLISON
Anne Luv-le Allison is a Bay Area DJ extraordinaire, bringing her sound editing talents and experience to the team.
RBHU Engineering Principal
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Ideal design/build contractor
Publicity, Southern California
Bolster and lobbyist for great causes
CFO for EcoHome Improvement and the West Berkeley Design Loop