Professor Jeanine Centuori was recently interviewed by VoyageLA to discuss her practice UrbanRock Design. Jeanine shared her personal story to becoming an architect, as well as how she founded UrbanRock with her husband, artist Russell Rock. She discussed the difficulties in starting a practice, the business, as well as how she sees the industry changing over the next decade.
Jeanine co-founded UrbanRock Design at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles with Russell Rock. This studio-based art and architecture office has completed many integrated public art projects, spatial environments, and public art plans for urban centers around the US and Canada. The work has been recognized with awards, exhibitions, and publications. Her educational and practice work seeks to bring design, art, and culture to wider audiences and unconventional venues.
Jeanine Centuori is the Director of the Agency for Civic Engagement at Woodbury University. This multi-disciplinary outreach unit operates with low cost/high impact projects of social relevancy in the Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, and the region. ACE connects students and faculty with nonprofit and governmental organizations that are dedicated to helping underserved communities. Students work collaboratively across Woodbury’s disciplines to combine their skills and test their fields of study on real projects for the public good. Projects include architectural design/build works where students build small tactical structures, business plans for organizations, graphic design including way-finding signage and logos, films and videos promoting a message, journalistic and creative writing, and other services.