We’re getting closer and closer to opening our first building, IDEA1 this September. Our friends at San Diego Magazine are also excited!
The area is one of our region’s major educational clusters. You can go from preschool to post-graduate without ever leaving the neighborhood. The South East Village Focus Plan – an unofficial document prepared by a group of downtown property owners, design professionals and residents – lists leveraging the academic vibe as its No. 2 goal for the area.
Of the evolving list of dream jobs for designers just out of school, the global design firm Frog might have the broadest appeal simply based on the nature of its work. In addition to pushing forward the design industry with sharp, curiosity-driven projects, its approach to design is interdisciplinary—which means it employs designers that work across digital, industrial, and interactive design.
How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s punny Pennovation Center–but it’s extremely hard to quantify.
In case you missed it, ULI Europe held a conference in Rotterdam (at which I.D.E.A. District’s David Malmuth spoke) and just released their report “Building the Innovation Economy: City-Level Strategies for Planning, Placemaking and Promotion.” San Diego is featured along with Munich, Rotterdam and Tel Aviv.
UC San Diego, which previously held classes in rented space, has announced a $42 million, 66,000-square-foot downtown outpost. Construction is expected to begin next year with completion by late 2020 or early-2021.
IDEA1, the first new mixed-use building in the East Village’s 35-block I.D.E.A. District, stays true to its stakeholders’ vision of a neighborhood of, by and for innovative, creative and entrepreneurial individuals, David Malmuth tells GlobeSt.com
Of course predicting the future is impossible, but Frog can help you make an educated guess.
In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, design thinking and the lean startup approach are far from mutually exclusive. Check out this Stanford Business Article.
I.D.E.A. District Co-Founder, David Malmuth, presented in Rotterdam for Urban Land Institute Europe’s conference on Innovation in Urban Regeneration.
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