Born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ignacio Ciocchini studied industrial design at the University of Buenos Aires. He is the head designer for two leading New York City Business Improvement Districts, the 34th Street Partnership and the Bryant Park Corporation. In these public/private partnerships, Ciocchini has worked with local building owners, businesses, and city agencies as he directs the design of architectural, landscape, environmental, and graphic design projects aimed at neighborhood revitalization and economic development. His special focus has been streetscapes and public spaces. Ciocchini’s designs have been featured in museum and gallery exhibitions, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, and he has received numerous awards for his work.