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Chapter Chairs

Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao
Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin
Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

D.C. Citywide Wayfinding Program, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
D.C. Citywide Wayfinding Program
Impact of the Bible Exhibits
Impact of the Bible
National Mall & Memorial Parks Wayfinding, National Park Service, Hunt Design
National Mall & Memorial Parks Wayfinding
AMTRAK's Acela, AMTRAK/National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
AMTRAK's Acela
Picture This: Windows on the American Home, National Building Museum, Matter Practice/MGMT. design
Picture This
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

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 David Vanden Eynden & Chris Calori

N.E. Regional: Living Room Lecture Series Presents Part 2: David Vanden Eynden & Chris Calori

The New York Chapter invites you to join us as we continue the Living Room Lecture Series with our next speakers: Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden of Entro/CVEDesign.

Join from the comfort of your home on Thursday May 28, 2020 at 12:30pm for a dynamic, interactive session hosted by two of the most influential figures in our industry.
As founding partners of CVEDesign, David and Chris have spent their careers helping to build, promote, and refine the field of EGD. David is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) and a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His work has been honored by the SEGD, AIA, IDSA, the AIGA, and the City of New York, and has been published in numerous national and international books and periodicals. 
Chris is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter, and a longtime member of the AIGA. Her work has received awards from the SEGD, AIA, IDSA, AIGA, and the City of New York, and has been featured in national and international books and periodicals. 
They literally wrote the book on EGD as the authors of Signage and Wayfinding Design, the acclaimed  book that is found on the shelves of many design professionals and which has become a staple of numerous university EGD curriculums. Committed design thinkers and educators, Chris and David have taught and lectured on design at professional conferences and notable universities. Together, they share life, love, and design, and continue to contribute so much to the industry we all care so much about.
Our gathering on the 28th will begin with a wonderful visual presentation and be followed by a live interview as well as an open forum Q&A session. Aside from being informative and enjoyable, this will, of course, be another opportunity to join with our fellow chapter members in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC during this - our second - virtual regional chapter event. 
When: May 28, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot and gain access!!!
The Boston Chapter did a truly excellent job of organizing and running the first event, and we look forward to continuing to work together to provide a platform for us to all come together, learn, and share in the second part of this evolving multipart series.
We hope you are all staying well, and we look forward to connecting on the 28th.
In good health,
SEGD New York, SEGD Boston, SEGD Philadelphia & SEGD Washington DC




SEGD Boston is excited to kick off a new era of programming for our chapter and SEGD overall with The SEGD Fellows Northeast Regional: Living Room Lecture Series beginning with one of the key individuals responsible for the creation of our organization!

Join us from the comfort of your own living room, Thursday April 30, 2020 at 6:30pm for the start of this informative series with our first speaker Rich Burns, Co-Founder of SEGD and the first SEGD Fellow. 

Have you ever wondered how SEGD was founded? What was the initial plan? What were the future goals for this as once fledgling organization? Is SEGD living up to those dreams, or are we surpassing them? What it was like to foster a new professional organization while running a fledgling EGD practice? These questions and more will be answered during this intimate virtual discussion.

Rich Burns, served as our third president, as a longtime member of the board of and in 1987 along with Jim Glass, was selected as one of the Society’s first Fellows. His firm, the GNU Group was an offshoot of his position as an in-house graphics group within the landscape architectural firm, the SWA Group. The firm’s early entry into the world of signage came about when SWA was asked to design the sign program for a new master planned community. Recognizing that he knew precious little about sign program design and invited by his old classmate, John Berry to attend the first ad-hoc meeting of what would become SEGD, he was compelled to attend. The rest as they say is history, which Rich will share in this first of our virtual meetings.

Rich will join us live from the West Coast as we watch his recent SEGD Talk from the Branded Environments Conference. He will share stories from SEGD’s history including how things ramped up for the organization right here in Harvard Square! We will wrap up with a live Q&A session. 

Where: via Zoom Mtg
When: Apr 30, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register/RSVP link
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*This special event will also be an opportunity to join with our fellow chapter members in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC as it's the first virtual regional chapter event of a series that will continue to bring us together and highlight our Fellows, even when we are finally able to come together again in person. Each session will be “hosted” by a new city and will help to keep us all connected in these uncertain times.*

Up next in The SEGD Fellows Northeast Regional: Living Room Lecture Series will be Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden of Entro.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday April 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm!

In good health, 
SEGD Boston, SEGD New York, SEGD Philadelphia & SEGD Washington DC





Experience the spirit of Baltimore with a tour of the SEGD award-winning project at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel.

Ashton Design will lead a tour of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel, located in Baltimore's storied Fell's Point neighborhood.

Designed by Ashton Design and Finndustry and fabricated by Gutierrez Studios and Triangle Sign Services, the project was a recipient of a merit award for the 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards. Learn about the historic building and hear first hand about the details and collaboration that make this project memorable.

Read more about the project: https://segd.org/sagamore-pendry-baltimore

RSVP here


Event timeline:
6:00pm Arrival
6:30pm–7:30pm Hotel Tour
7:30pm–8:30pm Join us for a sponsored Happy Hour

For those coming from DC—we will be coordinating ride shares to/from Baltimore. Please reach out to [email protected] if you will need a ride. Alternatively, the Amtrak or MARC trains are available. For those in Baltimore—see you there! :)



SEGD Mapbox

SEGD DCA hosted a tutorial and case study presentation at Mapbox's DC headquarters on 2-12-20. Mapbox Studio UX Designer Julia Rickles and Developer Alex Parlato took us through the mechanics of creating highly-customizable maps, while G&A designers Christian Cabrera and Ben Keel showcased the power of maps in storytelling through several museum exhibit examples. Afterwards we networked at Mapbox's amazing studio space! 

Maps – a tool used by wayfinders, exhibit designers, graphic designers and every day people trying to get from point A to point B! During this event, you will learn about the Mapbox platform and it's features and functions. A few guest speakers in the EGD industry will then share their experience of how Mapbox was used in a project example. 

Event Details:
740 15th Street Northwest
5th floor
Washington, DC 20005

Wed, February 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Event timeline:
6:00pm Arrival
6:30pm–7:30pm Mapbox Tutorial and Speakers
7:30pm–8:30pm Refreshments and Minging 

Alex Parlato and Julia Rickles from Mapbox
Christian Cabrera and Ben Keel from Gallagher & Associates 

About Mapbox:

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create.

We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 600 million people each month.

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