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Tour of New LogMeIn Headquarters

Kayte Muse, EGD Team Leader at SG&A and Jason Fredette, Director of Sales at Poyant Signs will host an event that gives an overview of the design process, materials and methods that went into creating a branded environment for LogMeIn’s new headquarters in the Innovation District. This project was a true collaborative effort between architecture, interiors and environmental graphics.

Located in a former textile mill, this “brick and beam” headquarters is comprised of over 8 floors including a dramatic mezzanine level and roof deck all linked through integrated wayfinding graphics. An open workstation plan allows for the constant collaboration required among employees of all functions. Supported by various meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and an open floor plan, the office workflow embraces LogMeIn's culture and core concept of connectivity, always keeping company resources within reach.

SG&A (Spagnolo Gisness & Associates) is a full service architectural, interior design, planning and environmental graphics firm. SG&A offers comprehensive design and planning services to corporations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and commercial real estate developers for a variety of project types.

Poyant Signs Poyant’s award winning team of signage professionals  is behind some of the most recognized brands. We collaborate to bring our unique talents to each project and achieve extraordinary results. From custom signs to all-encompassing sign programs, we are committed to providing superior quality to all of our clients...on time and on budget.

LogMeIn  A rapidly growing and inventive technology company, LogMeIn designs products that allow customers to remotely access their computers, networks and mobile devices from anywhere around the globe.

Date and time
Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:30 – meet and greet
6pm sharp – presentation

Location
LogMeIn
320 Summer Street
Boston, MA
www.logmein.com

Registration fee
Free for SEGD members, $10 for guests

Where to RSVP 
RSVP to [email protected], or call 202-638-5555, ask for Nadia Adona

Image of the SEGD presentation at DxBOSTON 2013

5 – October 11, 2013 – DXBOSTON 2013

Friday, 12pm – 1:30pm

Attendees: 30

Description: DxB (Design Exchange Boston) is a week of events and experiences celebrating the impact of design. Our goal is to explore the ideas, work, and strategies currently shaping our culture as we brand Boston as a 21st-century city shaped by the creative economy.

Participants: AIGA, AIA, IIDA, ASID, DMB, BSA, IFDA, IDSA, SEGD, IxDA, and others — 

DxB welcomes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, professionals, students, educators, retailers, makers & manufacturers, tourists, and the design-savvy public.

Event Goals:

  • Demonstrate design as an integral component of our social and economic communities
  • Showcase Boston as a city led by design, thereby attracting and retaining top creative talent
  • Encourage collaboration among design organizations
  • Educate the public on the diverse ways design affects day-to-day life
  • Share the design work of innovative individuals, organizations, and businesses
  • Facilitate our creative economy and stimulate growth in our region
  • Create opportunities for networking, dialogue, and access across disciplines and communities

Special presentation on Friday, October 11 at noon by Denise Lugar and Andrew Barresi of Roll Barresi, Cambridge, MA.

 

Image of the group working at the Boston Summer Charette

3 – June 22, 2013 – Summer Charette Report

Saturday, 4pm – 7pm

Free for members, tickets purchased thru Eventbrite

Attendees: 17

Description:

Design Museum Boston and SEGD present Summer Charette, your chance to get off the grid, meet other designers and get your creative juices flowing. Participants will be assigned a team at the beginning of the event. You’ll have a chance to check out the space and mingle a bit before getting down to business. Each team will be given a station to brainstorm and build conceptual models. Tools and materials will be provided but feel free to bring sample materials to share.

The challenge: Transform the second floor of 12 Channel St. from blank canvas into creative workspace. The second floor is currently an open plan industrial space with little to no indication of its creative tenants when you walk off the elevator. Help envision how to create a sense of place for the entire floor and transform it into flexible workspace for young creatives. Results to be featured on Design Museum Boston website. Models will be on exhibit at 12 Channel Street.

 

May 2, 2013 

Thursday, 5pm – 6:30pm

Free for members, $10 for guests

Attendees: 1

Description:

In September 2012 Design Museum Boston invited individuals and teams from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. The goal of the challenge is to improve the livability of this burgeoning urban area, using design, while being socially and environmentally conscious.

They received over 170 entries from all over the world — 23 countries in all were represented. The judges selected 20 semi-finalists that best met the design criteria including: innovation, durability, sustainability, aesthetics, and comfort. The winning entries were inspired by the rich history of the Fort Point community and the possibilities of Boston’s Innovation District. The semi-finalists receive a grant from Design Museum Boston and the Street Seats sponsors to fabricate their full-scale bench for an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel.

 

January 14, 2013 

Monday, 5:30-7pm

Free for members, $10 for guests

Attendees: 20

Description:

Dayton “Joe” Deetz, President of Visual Magnetics, and Gary D’Ercole of Seaport Graphics will host an event that will give us a glimpse into state of the art printing materials and adhering methods for a wide variety of design applications.

Visual Magnetics (visualmagnetics.com) is a patented large-scale graphic system that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with the highest quality print media – it allows designers to create dynamic wall graphics that can be easily changed when needed.

Seaport Graphics (seaportgraphics.com) evolved from Chroma Copy (the first Cibachrome photo lab in Boston) into one of the premier specialty printing shops in the region, allowing designers to choose from over 20 printing substrates and techniques.

 

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