....We are an engine for accelerating urban innovation powered by a group of urbanists, futurists and designers.
Tekuma Frenchman is an international urban design and innovation office based in Boston, USA with branches in Shanghai and Dubai opening soon. Building on Professor Dennis Frenchman’s research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his past work, the office is currently involved in many projects across the globe, embracing every scale of intervention – from planning cities for millions in China to art and cultural installations in America. Our expertise lies in the application of digital technology to city design through cutting-edge research that emerges from MIT. Thus, creating a 21st century city where innovation and the digital economy thrives.
Some of the firm's notable achievements towards smart cities, innovation districts and media-scale oriented projects include Seoul Digital Media City in Korea, the Digital Mile in Zaragoza, Spain, Media City: UK in England, Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi, Medellin Innovation District in Colombia, Jinan New District in China and Ciudad Creativa Digital, Guadalajara, Mexico.
We envision a new city shaped for today and the future. A model that is backed by technology, research, and culture.
Layers of information networks and digital connections blanket our cities. With the advancement of technology and the increasing rate of digital natives, our urban areas are out-of-sync and dated. They have been conceived on a model before the internet existed. The way we re-imagine our built environment is critical: it will impact the lifestyles of millions. With the unprecedented number of people living in cities, the opportunity is greater than ever to challenge and rethink the spaces that will house future generations. Most firms operate at a corporate level creating a one-size fits all model which worked in the last century. In the meantime, there is ground-breaking research and innovation being conducted across labs but remain trapped within the realm of academia. We operate as a design platform, an urban laboratory that connects cities with world-class research labs out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop ideas, concepts and tools to make cities perform better and accelerate towards a city for the future. ..
Dennis Frenchman is a Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT, where he is also the Associate Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. He is also on the faculty of the MIT Center for Real Estate.
Over 30 years, he has taught and practiced extensively in Asia, China, Europe, and South America and served as External Advisor on urban livability to the President of the World Bank.
His research focuses on the transformation of cities. Currently he is leading an MIT research effort to develop new models for clean energy urbanization in China, sponsored by the Energy Foundation. He is the author of articles and books on advanced urban design, including Technological Imagination and the Historic City. His work has been widely recognized including awards from Progressive Architecture, the American Institute of Architects, and three citations from the American Planning Association for the most outstanding projects in the United States.
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