What we do
Why we do it
We partner with companies, owners, designers and artists to deliver art programs that further each user's business objectives. We turn spaces into experiences.
Art is a uniquely human way to further a business strategy. We value the people on either end of art - the creator and the appreciator - and our mission is to find creative solutions that connect people to your ideas and spaces.
How it's done
Communication, innovation and excellent project management. We listen and apply the right tools to arrive at the best solutions.
“In the beginning there was no art - by intent. […] We asked Charlotte early on to sit in on programming and design workshops but it took a while to turn around the initial perception of art as expression of opulence to an understanding of art in service to mission. Charlotte tuned in immediately to our organizational culture and its underlying contradictions, and brought a compelling array of art program options for discussion and debate with leadership. The result is a lively, vibrant and beautiful campus that reminds us daily of who we are and aspire to be as members of our local and global care-giving communities. Such is the power of art when well-curated and appropriately placed."
Senior Project Manager
“Charlotte took one of the most challenging placemaking projects of my 40-year real estate career and designed a brilliant art program that brought 21st century dynamism to our landmark historic property."
Founder and CEO
The Davis Companies
We love what we do.
Charlotte Riggs, Art Consultant.
Charlotte drives the creative vision of the firm. In 2013, Charlotte helped create a mission-based art collection for Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Spaulding opened its doors days after the Boston Marathon bombings and welcomed the majority of the victims, many of whom commented on the power of the artwork as an active component in their recovery process. Since then, she has devoted herself to working with people whose companies prioritize art as a valuable tool for connecting people to their purpose.
Prior to founding Riggs Cooper in 2017, Charlotte was an art consultant at a leading art advisory firm in New England. She led the design and execution of major projects for Hines, Related Beal, Partners HealthCare, Equity Residential, a Global Growth Private Equity Firm, The Davis Companies, Harvard Medical School, Shire Pharmaceuticals and other corporate, hospitality and real estate clients. She has managed over $10M in art program budgets and placed thousands of pieces ranging from $400 to $400,000.
Carter Cooper, Operations. Carter oversees the company’s strategy and operations. She has managed major real estate, technology and human resources projects as well as an art gallery and the delivery of important corporate art projects. From big-picture strategy to day-to-day operations, Carter is driven by efficiency, responsiveness and quality.
“When our architects introduced us to Charlotte, we could tell immediately that she had a creative mind and a thoughtful approach to art selection and art design. It was a great process and in the end the property achieved a beautiful lasting installation that people have really responded well to.”
Senior Managing Director
Our business starts with your business.
Our consulting approach thrives at the intersection of art and business. As an extension of our client’s team, we are invested in their success and trusted to provide artistic solutions that reflect and support their top priorities. Our three-stage process is the foundation of every project:
We often encounter clients at a time of transition. We listen closely to understand your goals, culture, challenges and design and together we define the art program's mission. No matter your budget or schedule, this initial work reduces risk and builds consensus.
This is the fun part. We combine your priorities with our expertise to research, design, and design again until we all agree that your goals have been met. We will guide you through the art selection process and responsibly allocate the budget without sacrificing quality.
From framing and display systems to delivery and installation of your artwork, we manage it all. We design and produce the relevant collection management tools, including inventory systems, educational resources and other supporting materials.
"We have consistently received rave reviews about the art in the hospital from our patients, their families and visitors. The art program at Spaulding has been successful because of Charlotte. Not only does she have tremendous knowledge of all forms of art, but she took the time necessary to meet with stakeholders to grasp and understand the mission and culture of the organization and applied her talent and skill to design the ideal program for Spaulding."
Partners Continuing Care and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
We see art through the lens of our clients.
Our database of thousands of artists and artworks is catalogued by style, investment level and meaning, based on industry research and experience. We have the network and resources to provide unique art and design solutions for all budgets, schedules and business environments.
Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture
Original photographs and works on paper
Site or brand-specific commissions
New/mixed media installations
Custom-fabricated design solutions
“Charlotte was the perfect partner for us – she is very knowledgeable, creative, resourceful, open-minded, mature, organized, and, most importantly, she is a great listener... She partnered with us to create a collection of art that is truly unique, reflects our culture, generates positive energy in the office and provokes conversation.”
Global Growth Private Equity Firm