Gil Akos is a founding partner of Mode Collective, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in New York City, where he leads design, research, and curriculum development projects. Gil’s professional work contains a number of built and published projects that range in scale from buildings to products and include significant contribution to the J&J Olympic Pavilion, the Water Planet exhibit in the San Francisco Academy of Arts, and the LARD Furniture Series. His personal interests surround the relationship between simulation and materialization and ways by which this connection can be made tangible.
With Ronnie Parsons, Gil co-founded Mode Lab – a collective learning platform empowering creatives through education and experiences in design and technology. Mode Lab provides on-demand and in-person educational programming, consulting services, and digital support to industry-leading design entrepreneurs, corporate clients and academic institutions throughout the world.