Bevin Savage-Yamazaki

FW Leader for Arts/Culture Sr Assoc
Gensler


Bevin leads Gensler's Arts + Culture practice & has for many years worked collaboratively with artists. Prior to working at Gensler she worked on the construction of the contemporary art museum Dia:Beacon, in Beacon NY & has worked with artist’s Vito Acconci, Leni Schwendinger, Chris Burden & Dennis Oppenheim on various projects in Europe & the US.



Bevin worked with the New Museum to install Carsten Höller’s 'Slide'​ as part of his exhibition 'Experience'​ & more recently on the installation of the Chris Burden’s ‘Ghost Ship’ & ‘Quasi Legal Skyscrapers’ as part of his retrospective 'Extreme Measures'​. She curated & moderated a panel titled “Interdisciplinary Dialogues: Synergy between Creative Forces” at the New Museum which explored the challenges & benefits to working collaboratively across creative disciplines.



She spoke at the Mountain Plains Museum Association conference in Aspen, Colorado on the subject of Re-Envisioning the Museum through Audience Engagement.



Bevin is currently leading a research paper which studies the relationship between museums & their constituencies with a focus on strategies to build & reinforce audiences through the lens of the visitor experience. As part of this study she curated a series of roundtable discussions with museum leaders around the world.



She recently completed construction on the Milstein Research Stacks at New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Ave & 42nd. The project transformed 55,700sf of raw space, 27ft below Bryant Park, into state-of-the-art storage which holds 2.5m research volumes & includes a new 'book train' conveyor system which features 24 red cars, running on 950ft of track moving millions of books through the library each day.



Bevin is presently leading the renovation of the Ford Foundation's landmarked building on 43rd Street in New York City.

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