By Juan Atuesta
Issue 6 Winter 2010
Marcelo Minoliti has been the Infrastructure Director of “Aeropuertos Argentina 2000” (AA2000) and its partner company American International Airports since 2005. Prior to his position at AA2000 he worked as both an architect and designer at Cablevision-TCI, Corporacion Multimedios America and America TV.
In 2003, Marcelo founded Grupo Polenta, (www.grupopolenta.com.ar) a multi-disciplinary design laboratory with a focus on furniture design. All products are built by reusing existing materials. He refers to it as Post-Industrial design.
As a graduate of the Design Management program at Pratt Institute, Marcelo has utilized his design and design thinking skills developed in the program to affect change in both Grupo Polenta and AA2000. This past year Grupo Polenta was awarded Best Light Design at Puro Diseo Expo. And with AA2000 he employs his expertise in overseeing both strategic and direct responsibilities for the design and development of all projects of the 42 airports managed by the firm. Most recently, he has been a guest lecturer at international seminars and exhibitions. He continues to attend multiple development courses and conferences around the world.
In addition to his degree from Pratt Institute Marcelo also holds a Degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy.
Hopefully, his work as a strategic design manger will influence others to witness the impact strategic design has on our daily experiences.