John Schettino is a designer/advocate with a strong interest in issues around mobility, especially in how the built environment provides access, safety, and dignity in the everyday experience of human movement.
Services provided by John include research, strategy, and graphic design to support outreach, engagement, and orientation. In practice that typically translates into deliverables such as communication design products, facilitation tools, visual identities, application guidelines, wayfinding systems, maps, and more.
John has been a fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space, a design awardee of the NYC Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) program, a Van Alen Institute NYSCA grant nominee and a David Prize candidate. His New York Penn Station Atlas project has been recognized by Curbed New York, Untapped Cities, AIGA Eye on Design, SEGD Global Design Awards and others. In tandem with The Penn Station Atlas and prior to the recent material improvements at Penn John organized one of the largest contemporary public dialogues on the future of the station. Since then he helped develop the wayfinding strategy that has been implemented in the Long Island Railroad section of Penn Station.
As a member of the American Institute of Architect’s Transportation + Infrastructure Committee (AIANY T+I) and as past Director of Programming for that committee John has developed and coordinated numerous public programs, panel discussions, and forums examining the subject of mobility. His AIANY T+I public programs have featured a range of guests including designers, academics, community members, and federal officials.
A project he co-led for AIANY, in collaboration with Stantec – Delivering the Goods – was recently recognized with a 2023 Best of Design Award for Urban Design & Master Plan from The Architect’s Newspaper. Delivering the Goods provides an approach to balancing stakeholder needs for more equitable movement of goods and services in New York City.