Director, Art Center College of Design
Geoff Wardle is Director of Advanced Mobility Research at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Wardle is also part of the managing team that has been planning and delivering Art Center’s “Designing Sustainable Mobility” series of summits (www.artcenter.edu/summit), the first of which was held in February 2007.
With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and vehicle engineering from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and a master’s degree in automotive design from the Royal College of Art in London, Wardle has had extensive experience as a professional vehicle designer across four continents. Although he remains interested in the culture of cars, Wardle’s career as a designer in the automotive industry caused him to become increasingly concerned about the future sustainability of personal mobility and transportation in general.
With more than a decade of full-time involvement with Art Center’s Transportation Design department in California and in Europe, Wardle has continually advocated for transportation designers to become far more concerned and involved with the many other disciplines that make up mobility in its entirety, particularly in the urban environment.