Donor Recognition Feature Articles

K-State Donor Recognition Double Header
K-State Donor Recognition Double Header
02/13/2018

What’s better than designing a donor recognition system for your alma mater? Designing two, of course! Michael Courtney and his team at Michael Courtney Design (Seattle) did just that, developing one for the Berney Family Welcome Center and one for The College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University.

Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight
Amri Studio Helps Dayton Children’s Donor Wall Take Flight
01/16/2018

How can you artfully lift spirits and create wonder in an emotionally charged space while honoring the generosity of many donors? Amri Studio (Portland, Ore.) accomplished just that for Dayton Children’s Hospital, complete with a theme of taking flight.

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula Donor Wall
A Rewarding Hospital Donor Wall Expansion in Monterey
01/18/2017

In order to recognize their many generous donors, the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) enlisted the help of Amri Studio to create an artistic donor recognition wall in the lobby of the main facility, a building designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.

Empathy by Design at Planned Parenthood of NYC
10/19/2016

Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.

Photo: Franklin Institute Donor Recognition
The Franklin Institute's Designers Re-Imagine Donor Recognition
05/31/2016

The Franklin Institute is a popular education and science center in Philadelphia.

Writers Theatre, Glencoe., Ill.
Writers Theatre Rewrites the Theater Experience
04/20/2016

Since it started in the back room of a bookstore in 1992, the hallmark of Chicago’s Writers Theatre has always been intimacy. That feeling is retained in WT's new permanent home in Glencoe, Illinois. The 36,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed by Studio Gang Architects, offers an open, welcoming space that galvanizes the potential of theater to unite people through shared experience. Signage and graphics by Thirst support the architecture and celebrate Writers’ unique history and spirit.

Donor Wall at American Contemporary Theater, San Francisco
Donor Recognition Projects Say Thank You with Style
11/24/2015

Thank You. These may be the two most powerful words in any language.
For hospitals, cultural institutions, and other non-profits that rely on generous donors to help build that new research facility or contemporary art wing, saying “thank you” graciously is vital. Effective donor recognition programs say it eloquently, and forever.

A.C.T. San Francisco, photo copyright Bruce Damonte
A Strong Second A.C.T. for San Francisco Theater Space
10/28/2015

The American Conservatory Theater has been a fixture of San Francisco’s arts scene for nearly 50 years. When it decided to open a second venue in the city’s resurgent Central Market neighborhood, it chose a once-glamorous but long-derelict movie house for a new kind of community space. Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP helped A.C.T. open the curtain on a new era for the theater, the neighborhood, and the historic Strand.

Gibney Dance graphics by Poulin + Morris
Graphic Dance
07/15/2015

Gibney Dance was founded in 1991 as a non-profit dance company with a mission to use movement, creativity, and performance as a way to effect social change and personal transformation. A new graphics program by Poulin + Morris references the movement and change implicit in the company’s work.

Sydney Theatre Company Honour Wall
Sydney Theatre Company Honour Wall
01/14/2015

Thank You and Enjoy the Show

A novel donor wall does double duty for the Sydney Theatre Company. The project was a 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards winner. Have you entered your work yet? The deadline is January 31st!

Saying a gracious "thank you" to patrons is crucial for arts organizations like the Sydney Theatre Company.

Mercy West Hospital Donor Recognition and Wayfinding
02/05/2014

Highlight: SEGD Well Healthcare Innovation Workshop

Giving Thanks at Mercy Health

California Academy of Sciences Environmental Graphics and Branding
01/10/2014

Museum as Metaphor

Bookshelf Exhibit and Donor Recognition
01/06/2014

By the Book

PenguinCube’s donor wall for a non-profit art school shows that big ideas can be better than big budgets.

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