Edwin Schlossberg Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

The President has appointed Edwin Schlossberg of New York to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington D.C., effective 31 March 2011.

Edwin Schlossberg is the founder and principal of ESI Design, an internationally recognized firm that designs interactive environments for learning discovery and communication. Mr. Schlossberg's practice specializes in integrated experiential museums, large-scale cultural facilities, and numerous children’s museums and science exhibits, as well as the design of collaborative public experiences, knowledge-sharing networks, and communications platforms for a variety of companies and institutions. His recent projects include the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo and the Ellis Island National Immigration History Museum in New York.

Mr. Schlossberg holds a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University and teaches courses in design at Columbia University and the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. He is the author of more than ten published works, including "Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-First Century," and is a visual artist whose works have appeared in a number of solo exhibitions and museum collections around the world. He is on several nonprofit boards, and is a founding advisor of desigNYC, a new partnership that matches designers’ services with community organizations in need of pro bono design support. Mr. Schlossberg serves a board member of the John F. Kennedy Foundation and Library.