Thrive Design Studio is an international design and strategy consulting firm. It has experience working with some of the most innovative projects, developments, and guiding philosophies on the planet. A strength of Thrive’s is its ability to creatively envision a future that is resilient, fair, and . The studio’s work, simply put, is to design and communicate methodologies that move society directly towards this vision.
Thrive is led by Joshua Foss, a dynamic practitioner and ambassador for transformational design. Foss, a LEED Accredited Professional, is adjunct faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and leads an Introduction to Sustainable Design course for their Sustainable Design Online master’s program. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most ambitious building certification standard.
Foss carries a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. The program was developed in partnership withThe Natural Step Framework, an international non-profit organization that has developed a science based model for communities and businesses which integrates environmental, social, and economic considerations.
And as an outlet to share worldchanging ideas with the masses, Joshua started the design and lifestyle journal Metro Hippie back in 2007. It has gained international attention by highlighting exciting projects, products and ideas in a very personal and colorful way.
Supporting Thrive’s design and strategy projects is a vast network of innovative, interdisciplinary and international collaborators. Projects large and small receive a custom set of solutions that are catered towards innovative, affordable and lasting solutions.