Philadelphia Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin
Amy Rees
Amy Rees
Linzi Eggers, Cloud Gehshan Associates
Linzi Eggers
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Open Source
Open Source
National Constitution Center, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
National Constitution Center
Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Museum of The American Revolution
Museum of The American Revolution
Murals at 22nd & Walnut Streets, The Sun Oil Company, Susan Maxman & Partners, Michael Webb (artist)
Murals at 22nd & Walnut Streets
AMTRAK's Acela, AMTRAK/National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
AMTRAK's Acela

Philadelphia, PA Blog

Join us at our next event — a deep dive into trail wayfinding! We will be joined by Craig Berger, Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, experiential graphic design consultant, and co-author of The Trail Sign Manual: A Planning Guide for Parks and Trail Signage. The presentation will begin with an overview of trail wayfinding trends along with project deep dives of Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path by Exit Design and the Cascades Trail by Cloud Gehshan. Networking and refreshments will take place before the presentation (see event timeline below).

Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30pm
338 Brown Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Event Timeline:
5:30-6pm Networking and Refreshments
6-7pm Presentation

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Let's gather around the dinner table with a cross-section of our chapter to close out the year!

Join us as we celebrate the end of 2022 and look to kick off the 2023 year with our popular Dinner + Discussion event!
At this intimate dinner setting, we will catch up with colleagues, new and future designers, firm owners, project managers, educators, and vendors to converse about all things EGD. Come hungry and leave inspired as the food, company, and conversation always deliver.

Space is limited so sign up to reserve your seat at the table!

Thanks to our regional sponsor, Nanolumens!

Join us as we tour Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

We will be met by Abby Bysshe VP, Experiences and Business Development at The Franklin Institute who will provide us some insight as to how the exhibition got to Philadelphia and the logistics behind installing it. Following this brief introduction from Abby, you will be free to enjoy the exhibit -- your SEGD ticket will cover the cost of admission to the exhibit. Following the exhibit, we will meet at a local bar for some drinks and mingling. This event is open to members and non-members, tickets are limited and will sell out quickly... you will not want to miss this one! 

Wednesday, May 4th
5:30-5:45pm: Gather
5:45-6:00pm: Introduction by Abby Bysshe
6:00pm-7:00pm: Enjoy the Exhibition
7:30pm: Drinks and Mingling, Location TBD

Get your ticket HERE

More about the Exhibition
This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and Dark Arts; from glittering Gringotts™ to the magnificent Ministry of Magic - the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors with the larger global community of fans of the Wizarding World, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind the blockbuster films.

Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™ films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in this: the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World.


Are you continually looking for ways in which you and your work can contribute to the betterment of our planet and the environments we live and work in? 


Join us for an informative session presented by the International Living Future Institute on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:00pm EST. They will share sustainability frameworks, how you can use them in your own practice and how we can engage our partners in the conversation. Let's work together to hold ourselves accountable to be good stewards for the future of our planet.

Please register in advance to obtain the zoom link for this free event.


About our speaker:

Ren DeCherney was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She went as far across the country as she could go to get her undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts, where she got a degree in Art History and French. She was an interior designer in Juneau for several years, working in a commercial firm and then a residential firm before getting a Masters in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon.

After graduation she worked in Portland as a designer, where she took her firm PVC-free. She was then the Director of Industry Transparency at Source, where she implemented various features to help designers integrate sustainability criteria into their material selection and specification process. She’s quite possibly the only person who loves talking sustainability but doesn’t like being in nature itself.

More information on the Living Futures Institute can be found here.


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