Brooks Atwood is co-founder and principal of POD Design & Media LLC. In 2010 Atwood became a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Industrial Design and Assistant Director of the Idea Factory in the School of Art + Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Professor Atwood attended the L´Ecole de L´Architecture in France, graduated valedictorian with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999 and received a Master of Science of Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2003. He has taught at Parsons The New School for Design. Atwood has been the recipient of awards including the AIA Scholarship Award for Excellence and the AIA Certificate of Merit Award. He has collaborated on several award-winning art and sculpture installations around the world including Korea, Germany, England and in New York City and Chicago. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea. Brooks was also a featured designer on the Showtime Network in 2010 for the Show House, "The United States of Tara" project and also on the DIY Network for Esquire Magazines´ The Ultimate Bachelor Pad in 2012.
Columbia University, GSAPP, Master of Science of Advanced Architectural Design, 2003Illinois Institute of Technology, B.Arch., 1999
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Brooks´s research program investigates how materials can impact and influence form and manufacturing processes to reduce costs and waste while creating unique, limited edition (and mass produced) products. Advances in technology both analog and digital allow us to manipulate materials in new ways creating vast differences in design variations. How can technology and material performance impact product design and lead to changes in manufacturing?
2012 Walk And Watch - Display Design Artpower publishers, "The United States of Tara" pages 76-77, 100-1032012 Esquire Magazine January 2012 Volume 157 NO. 1, "The Best View in the World" by Mark Mikin, pages 48-532011 Journal of Architectural Education Issue 64_2, "Spontaneous Schooling" by Brooks Atwood2010 Wired Magazine Issue 18.12 Dec, featuring the Showtime House 2010 United States of Tara penthouse and roof2010 Tribeza Issue 111 Oct, "ATX to the World" by C. Clark, pages 96-972010 NJIT President´s Report 2008-2009, "The Biomedical Boom" by C. Clark, pages 96-972010 Manhattan Issue Sept/Oct, page 1232009 FRAME Magazine Issue #70 Sept/Oct, featuring Silverair2009 The New York Times "At New Studio, a Hearing Test Made for the City" by Annie Correal, page A18, 2009-05182008 Lucky Magazine featuring V.O.D. boutique, page 2522008 New York Magazine "The Best of New York" featuring [HUS] A Scandinavian Store, March 2008 pages 112-1142007 Architecture Record "Miyake Madison" by Suzanne Stephens , March 2007 pages 186-1882007 Dallas Paper City "New Doors" , November 20072006 Architecture Record: Interiors "Schein Loft" by William Weathersby Jr. , September 2006