Brooks Atwood actively bridges design, leadership, innovation and technology. His work as a designer, architect and educator earned him the distinction of being named one of the world’s innovative creators by Eyes In Magazine. As a professor at Parsons, The New School for Design & NJIT’s School of Art & Design, Atwood led collaborative teams that brought together technologies, designers, and business leaders into a common space of possibility. Atwood’s early collaborative work – bridging advanced computation with tradition visual art – is represented in the permanent collection at the Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea as well as additional exhibits in Korea, Germany, England and New York City.
Atwood’s work as a designer listed him as “Brooklyn’s 20″, people who are making an impact on the city’s artistic and cultural landscape and was named one of six Emerging US Design Practices by the Museum of Arts & Design with WantedDesign. Brooks directed Margot Robbie for Esquire’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad, an immersive and interactive environment and was also the celebrity auctioneer for an annual charity event.
Brooks’s passion for design is only topped by the height of his hair. His current focus is on imagining how design and venture can better merge together. Brooks has appeared on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, BetterTV, DIY, Showtime, King5 NewDay, and was a finalist on season 8 of HGTV’s Design Star.
Brooks has gained media attention from publications such as The New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, Esquire and Wired. Atwood has also given numerous lectures, most notably, at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Australian Centre of the Moving Image in Melbourne, the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane and CreativeMornings in NYC. Brooks’s work has also been featured during NYCxDesign, ICFF and WantedDesign in New York City.
First Things First / Fab.com / 2014
Museum of Arts & Design / Emerging US Designers / 2013
Eyes In Magazine / World’s Creative Innovators / 2013
HGTV Design Star finalist and runner-up / 2013
Brooklyn Magazine / “Brooklyn’s 20″ list / 2013
Portable Talks / keynote lectures on design in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane / 2013
IDEA Award / finalist, Sylki chair / 2013
Metropolis Magazine / Silverair / 2013
Yanko Design ranked Silverair #2 Most Creative Cutlery / 2009
Shortlist Beyond Silver Design Competition by Designboom / 2008
Permanent Collection, “Objectified2 (Landscape)”, Samsung Museum of Art (with M. Joo) / 2007
Grand Prize, 6th Gwangju Biennale, “Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space-Baby)” (with M.Joo) / 2006
Kinne Fellowship, Columbia University / 2003
Valedictorian, Illinois Institute of Technology / 1999
American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit / 1997