HERE’S CHEERS TO CONTINUED DIVERSITY IN DESIGN IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY
When we cracked open the concept of 25 Years of Korn there was a lot to share and quite a diverse mix. We culminate our Korn@25 campaign here with the last three of these 25 pivotal projects. These represent the eclectic nature of our body of work over the course of a quarter century. From Napa Valley to downtown Philly, to a towering shiny new icon in Vancouver, we are grateful to celebrate and thank all of the amazing KORNStars and partners whom have injected their distinct talents, ideas and view on the world with us and through our work. We are grateful to all of you as our extended family and look forward to continuing to create, invent, adventure and stand for what matters in the years ahead.
2017/2018 – The Estate Yountville
We are eager and excited to watch the final chapters of this completely reimagined luxe independent property unfold with the Hotel Villagio officially re-opening early this summer to join its stylish sister Vintage House which we unveiled this past fall. Korn helped to strategically re-connect this magnificent 22-acre property, introducing a bold new brand, recasting it to a modern lifestyle destination and grownup playground for the senses. View Project >
2018 – Civic Hotel
Though proximate to Vancouver, Surrey BC is far from a suburb. Rather, it’s a vibrant connected crossroads of business and culture – and well on its way to becoming British Columbia’s next great city. The Civic Hotel rises up and sets its sights on anchoring and defining this ascending downtown core with a visionary welcoming social and business hub fronting the new Civic Plaza, t. So with a SkyTrain pass in hand and vibrant planned urban center before us, Korn set out to capture the abundant opportunity present here in a brand that confidently leaned in. View Project >
2015 – The Logan
We love an unusual challenge, and this Host Hotels & Resorts’ project in Center City Philadelphia came with just that: a plan to convert the city’s beloved Four Seasons to their first independent property. Our research led us to understand that while Philadelphia has long been magnetic for its historic charisma and brotherly charm, its finely-nuanced urban texture is what draws and retains people daily. Meaning, it would not be enough to just open a great new hotel, this would need to be an authentic Philadelphia experience – of, by, and for the people of Philadelphia. View Project >
YIN + YANG AT KORN = DENISE + JAVIER
It goes without saying that we have seen it all!
Partners for so long in this creative journey, together we have forged countless meaningful relationships, many now decades-long, with our beloved KORNStars, clients, colleagues and the amazing people we collaborate with.
Yin and Yang at Korn = Denise + Javier, we are grateful for our partnership and lucky to love what we do every day and love who we get to do it with!
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DENISE
Just over 15 years ago, I founded Youth Design with a mission to provide urban creative youth in Boston with awareness, exposure and training opportunities in design, enabling them to envision and pursue a career pathway that would feed their passion for creativity.
We have witnessed the magic that happens when young people – working with hundreds of Youth Designers who have benefited from our “platform for change” and world-class programming – discover the possibilities and realize their limitless potential to pursue a professional creative life in the field of design and beyond!
With tremendous gratitude, a heavy heart, and sincere pride, I want to share with you that we made the bittersweet decision to sunset the Youth Design organization at the end of 2017.
This has been quite a journey.
We are proud of the strides we have made, collectively, in bringing awareness to the need for greater diversity in design and the impact we’ve had in supporting 700+ Youth Designers find achievable pathways to careers in design. This was no small feat.
We have made a difference together and I hope that the Youth Design mission and legacy will continue to thrive in your heart and under your leadership . . . as there is still much work to be done.
For all of this – I and all of the Youth Designers thank you.
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