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Heatherwick and PlanGrid Featured on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business List

13:40 - 11 May, 2015
Heatherwick and PlanGrid Featured on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business List, Heatherwick's proposed Pier 55 in New York. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon
Heatherwick's proposed Pier 55 in New York. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon

Thomas Heatherwick and PlanGrid co-founder Tracy Young have been ranked in Fast Company's top 100 Most Creative People in Business list for 2015. Topped by an ASU professor who is fighting ebola with tobacco, the list features some of the world's most powerful creatives, including Google VP Rajan Anandan, who's working to get everyone online, and 3D printing pioneer Jennifer Lewis of Materials Lead.

Coming in at number 24, Heatherwick is being lauded for "collapsing the walls within design," says FastCo. Working on projects of all scales, from the London Olympic cauldron to a proposed $130 million floating park in New York, Heatherwick's practice is often labeled as "multidisciplinary" - a misconception challenged by Heatherwick, who told the magazine his work falls under "one discipline: solving functional problems and trying to make a difference."

PlanGrid Launches Educational Offering

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
PlanGrid Launches Educational Offering, © PlanGrid
© PlanGrid

PlanGrid, touted as "the fastest blueprint viewer" available, is one of the most mature apps for viewing, amending and discussing construction drawings on a collaborative cloud-based platform. This week they launched PlanGrid for Education, allowing students full and uninhibited access to every feature of the app free of charge. According to the company, they currently have "40,000 blueprints being uploaded to PlanGrid daily and over 9 million blueprints stored digitally", making the platform one of the fastest growing in its market.