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Thomas Grooms
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Thomas Grooms is the director of the Design Excellence Program in the Office of the Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Administration. He is the author of "The Majesty of Capitol Hill" and writes extensively about federal buildings produced through the Design Excellence Program. Grooms has a law degree from Georgetown University, a degree in political science and English from DePauw University and a B.F.A. in environmental design from Parsons School of Design in New York. He has also written and co-produced several short films with Taylor J. Lednum. Among these, the video "San Francisco Federal Building: Creating an Extraordinary Place" is a perfects sample of his way of narrating and communicating architecture. The spectacular project by Thom Mayne is presented in a very direct manner. An informal and yet interesting on-site chat between writer Andrea Blum and the founder of Morphosis becomes an occasion to involve the viewers in all kinds of themes connected to contemporary architectural practices, from aesthetics to political significance. The video - selected for VISIONS, the 2009 edition of the BEYOND MEDIA festival in Florence - was produced in conjunction with "STREET CRED San Francisco: Architecture and the Pedestrian Experience", an exhibition sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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