Leadership


Janet Adams Strong, Ph.D. | Principal | Editorial Director

Janet Adams Strong is an architectural historian, writer, editor, and consultant with broad experience in communications, media relations, publishing, content development, exhibitions, and collections management. Co-author of the award-winning book I.M. Pei: Complete Works (Rizzoli, 2008), she also produced the commemorative monograph An Architect’s Journey: Designing the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in honor of the late James Ingo Freed (2011). She worked with Frank Gehry in publishing his design for the new Guggenheim Museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, and was commissioned by the Design Excellence Program of the United States General Services Administration to document HOK's federal courthouse in Denver. She also wrote the dedicatory volume for the opening of Miho Museum in Japan, and the book-length landmark designation report for all buildings and public spaces at Rockefeller Center. More recently, Dr. Strong co-authored Straight Talk about China’s Urbanization with the prominent Beijing-based architect/planner James Jao (2012), and assisted Marvin Mass, the renowned chairman of Cosentini Associates, in writing The Invisible Architect (2012). In addition, she agented and edited The Genius of Venice: Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic by Dial Parrott (Rizzoli, 2013) and edited King & Wong's Vertical City: Design for Sustainable Living. Dr. Strong's current work includes occasional articles on New York culture in the Examiner.com together with a book about Dorothy Miner, the pioneering legal counsel to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and a collaborative memoir with Leslie E. Robertson, structural engineer for many of the world's tallest buildings.

Beyond her multiple books, Janet Strong has been instrumental in publishing key works of modern architecture in the professional and popular press, directing strategic communications campaigns for important buildings and related events. As resident historian and Director of Communications for more than 20 years at I.M. Pei & Partners, now Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, she orchestrated extensive international media, communicated design intent, and helped curate exhibitions and public presentations. Having written PCF’s 700-page web site, she also developed the official web site of the Building Stone Institute, consulted on numerous others, and served as media consultant on select international projects.

Janet Strong earned her Ph.D. in architectural history from Brown University, with further studies at Trinity College in Rome and in the U.K. Throughout her career she has worked closely with architects, engineers, publishers, photographers, filmmakers, curators, and institutional and government executives in realizing major A&E initiatives in the United States and abroad.

 


Linda Zingg | Principal | Director of Graphic Design

Linda Zingg is an expert graphic designer with a deep understanding of typography and layout, both in print and throughout the digital realm. Her extensive skills range from book design and desktop publishing, to identity creation through story telling and brand building, marketing and promotional materials, architectural signage, exhibitions, environmental graphics, interactive media, and website design and development. An architect by education and a graphic designer by choice, her clients have included such prominent architects and designers as Beyer Blinder Belle, Thierry Despont, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and SOM as well as major cultural institutions and corporations, including The International Center of Photography, Yale University, Barnard College, The Apollo Theater, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, ClearChannel, Sterling Equities, Bloomberg, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Exit Art, Bear Stearns, and the New York Mets.