Taxi! 2005–2010

Our groundbreaking work reimagined the NYC taxi vehicle and system for the twenty-first century by facilitating innovative new designs for our city's "moveable public space" and creating a 10-year strategic plan for improving the taxi system. 

  1. Phase I
  2. Phase II
Taxi rooflight
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The Project Team

Although there were no Fellows for this project, the Design Trust staff worked very closely with the advisors, stakeholders, and designers to produce the workshops, exhibit, and final publication.

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Advisory Committee

Paul Goldberger
former Dean, Parsons School of Design
Paul Herzan
President, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Michael Levine
Owner, Ronart Leasing Corporation
Deborah Marton
(former) Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Christopher Mount
Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Parsons The New School for Design
Phil Patton
Author and Design Journalist
Andrew Salkin
(former) First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Bruce Schaller
Principal, Schaller Consulting

Special Thanks

Jason Abbey
Fox + Fowle Architects
Rachel Abrams
Imagination, Inc.
Kurt Andersen
Studio 360
James Biber
Michael Bierut
Ayse Birsel
Jennifer Carpenter
TRUCK Product Architecture
Matthew Daus
Commissioner, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Fred Dust
Chelsea Mauldin
Design Trust for Public Space
Alex Mergold
Sigi Moeslinger
Antenna Design New York
Yerina Mugica
Natural Resources Defense Council
Jena Sher
Ken Smith
Ken Smith Landscape Architect
Ernest Tollerson
Partnership for New York City
Erhan Tuncel
Taxi Driver
Masamichi Udagawa
Antenna Design New York
Tucker Viemaster
Claire Weisz
Weisz + Yoes
Mark Yoes
Weisz + Yoes