Sustainability Feature Articles

Michael Reed, 2016 SEGD Fellow
2016 SEGD Fellow Michael Reed of Mayer/Reed—For the Greater Good
06/21/2016

Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.

Photo of Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Australia
Living Tree Creates a New Kind of Patient Experience at Brisbane Hospital
12/02/2015

The new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane was designed as a "living tree" that promotes patient health and wellbeing. Dotdash delivered a clear wayfinding system that helps reduce stress and an environmental graphics program that adds a sense of joy and vibrancy to the hospital environment.

Motorola Mobility Chicago office
Motorola's Hack Couture
03/25/2015

Celebrating Chicago in a Flexible Workplace

Flexible workspaces are all the rage in the corporate world. For Motorola Mobility's new headquarters in Chicago's repurposed Merchandise Mart, Gensler tweaked the 21st century office genre with a hackable, graphically layered environment that celebrates Motorola's employees and the city they love.

Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse
Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse
05/28/2014

A Scout’s Treehouse

U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters
12/19/2013

LEED and Then Some

The USGBC finds its voice in a new space that tells the story of its trajectory from ideals to international influence.

Tampa Downtown Wayfinding
12/18/2013

Lighting the Way

Tampa’s new wayfinding system shows off the city’s assets and gives it a bright new identity.

California Academy of Sciences Natural History Exhibits
12/16/2013

The Green Cabinet of Curiosities

Exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences give the time-honored specimen box a contemporary—and sustainable—spin.

Tweet Street
Tweet Street Park
12/11/2013

Tweet Street

Colorful environmental graphics make an urban San Diego park sing.

GreenPix Zero Energy Media Wall
12/09/2013

Green Wall of China

A Beijing entertainment center’s “narrative skin” is fueled solely by environmental conditions.

New World of Coca-Cola
12/08/2013

A Coke and a Smile

Desert Living Center Inside Out Exhibit
12/08/2013

Pointing the Way

At Las Vegas’ Desert Living Center, interpretive sculptures reveal the keys to sustainable living.

Dell Children's Medical Center
11/22/2013

On Axis with Nature

A new children's hospital with LEED ambitions takes an organic approach to wayfinding.

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