Jim Venturi is the Founder and Principal Designer of ReThink Studio and ReThinkNYC. Through his experiences in information technology, planning, and architecture, Venturi focuses on solving the infrastructural, social and economic challenges of transportation planning.
This holistic approach is reflected in both his work at ReThink Studio and his past work as a network architect, bridging analytical and creative assets by building early technology networks and developing software. Since the launch of ReThinkNYC in 2014, Jim has been recognized as a thought-leader in the fields of transportation planning, innovative design, and entrepreneurship.
Venturi’s work experience in architecture and urban planning comes from working with architects in his early career and teaching architecture students CAD software at Parsons School of Design. He gained further experience more recently from the production of Bob and Denise, a feature film in post-production about the renowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.
Venturi is the 2015 recipient of the James Parks Morton Promise for the Future Award, which was given in part to recognize the ReThinkNYC project.