Museums SEGD Global Design Awards

Designed in California

Designed in California showcased the evolution of human-centered and sociologically conscious design and its relationship to California.

Design Within Reach: Interpreting for Disability in the Human and Natural Disaster Museum

This practicum project borrows from the narrative qualities of a typical exhibition as a means to guide the design of both public spaces and exhibition halls.

National Building Museum Summer Block Party—Lawn

Every summer, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

René Magritte: The Fifth Season

René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balances irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know.

Historic Morven: A Window Into America's Past

Spanning six galleries and 200 years, "Historic Morven: A Window Into America’s Past" is a permanent exhibition at Morven Museum & Garden that tells the story of America through the history of

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA): Chronicles of San Francisco

“The Chronicles of San Francisco” is a new art installation at SFMOMA, designed by internationally recognized artist JR and installed by SNA Displays, to celebrate the city's extraordinary and dive

We Vikings

The ‘We Vikings’ exhibition, at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands, presents a new outlook on Viking culture and is spread across six exhibition spaces.

The Epicenter

No Matter the Magnitude, We can Prepare.


The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has launched MuseumLab, a new maker space for older kids in the former Carnegie Free Library down the block from the Children’s Museum in Allegheny Commons.

Kunsthalle Mannheim

The new Kunsthalle Mannheim is a "museum in motion" committed and rousing, innovative and cosmopolitan.

Museo del Oro Precolombino

The new Pre-Columbian Gold Museum — located at the heart of downtown San José, within one of the most iconic buildings in Costa Rica — is a subterranean modern masterpiece building below the centra

Cayton Children’s Museum

With the blank canvas of a brand-new 21,000-square-foot home in Santa Monica Place retail center, the Cayton Children’s Museum had a unique opportunity to expand its offerings and engage new local

Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space

Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space celebrated visionary ideas and ingenious solutions from architects, artists, and designers who dared to imagine life far out among the stars.

The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

Conceived by a small group of Bay Area architects and designers in the early 1960s, The Sea Ranch development was envisioned as a progressive inclusive community, guided by the idealistic principle

Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers

The 2020 U.S. Census is of critical importance to New York City, particularly given the threat of an undercount among minority and undocumented populations.

AKC Museum of the Dog

Centered around the relationship between humans and dogs, Museum of the Dog activates the AKC’s mission with a visitor experience that educates, engages, and entertains a new generation of dog love

Notman – Visionary Photographer

Original concept created by Melanie Crespin and Bureau Principal for the McCord Museum.

Louisiana Children's Museum

The beloved Louisiana Children’s Museum was housed for 30 years in the Warehouse District of New Orleans before expanding to a stunning new 8.5-acre site in City Park.

New Glass Now

100 artists, designers, and architects from more than 25 countries bring glass to life in this immersive exhibition featuring objects, lighting, videos, and multi-media installations.

The Parlors

In order to preserve and respect the integrity of the historic Thomas Cole house, the design team carefully considered where to intervene with technology, seamlessly integrating the experiences int

V&A Wayfinding

Over the last 10 years, visitor numbers at the V&A have tripled.

Design Within Reach

This practicum project borrows from the narrative qualities of a typical exhibition as a means to guide the design of both public spaces and exhibition halls.

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis

Germ City is the first segment of a multi-city initiative to “highlight the social and scientific interplay between people and pathogens” in the urban environment.

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience—Inside the Writer's Mind

The MAX was created to showcase Mississippi’s arts and entertainment legacy, honor their creative legends and inspire tomorrow’s artists.

Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

The “Be Washington” theater combines an 18th century-looking space with the latest in display and interactive technology.

Museum of The American Revolution

Over the last decade, Bluecadet has helped the Museum of the American Revolution develop their identity through graphics and interactive experiences that reaffirm their mission to tell the complete

Silesia Museum Wayfinding

The new location of the Silesian Museum, one of the biggest museum investments in Poland, is above the former Katowice coal mine.

The New San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Identity and Placemaking

The building identification provides a visual presence for the museum within the surrounding cityscape.

Wayfinding MASS MoCA

The largest contemporary art museum in the United States is housed on a vast 17-acre industrial campus.

Laredo Water Museum

The Laredo Water Museum, situated on the banks of The Rio Grande, ushers visitors through a metaphorical journey down the Rio Grande River to answer the deceptively simple question: Where does our

Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together

Designed for and tested by young children, Scienceworks’ new permanent exhibition Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together for babies to five-year-olds provides an engaging, playful and saf

Impact of the Bible Exhibits

C&G Partners developed the exhibit design, graphics, interactive media and video content and exhibit for “Impact of the Bible,” a permanent inaugural exhibit occupying the second floor of the n

Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road

At the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, dramatically situated in a stark desert landscape in northwest China, 500 decorated cave temples excavated into a cliff face are filled with spectacular wall pain

Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme

When Tacoma Art Museum nearly doubled their exhibition space with an expansive new wing of Western Art, they commissioned Studio Matthews to create new signage and wayfinding inside and out.

La Cité du Vin Permanent Exhibition

La Cité du Vin, which opened in June 2016, is the world’s largest visitor center dedicated to the story of wine.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage

In December 2014, following a three-year renovation that has restored the historic Andrew Carnegie Mansion and increased the museum’s exhibition space by 60 percent, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian

The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by acti

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The 85,000 square feet of inaugural exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture take visitors on a journey that is rooted in history, embraces community, and celebrates culture.

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Media Façade

In January 2016, the Presidential Center honoring Russian President Boris Yeltsin opened in Ekaterinburg that features a complex media façade.


The renovated Rainis museum “Tadenava”, is the place where famous Latvian writer, Rainis, spent the first three years of his life.


“Mac Conner—A New York Life” was shown in one of the first floor galleries at the Museum of the City of New York.


DinoStomp is an experience in which up to ten users can interact with dinosaurs from all Mesozoic eras within an imaginary 3D landscape. It is set in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s DinoLab exhibition space.

Eldheimar Volcano Museum Interactive Exhibits

The Eldheimar Volcano Museum is dedicated to one of Iceland’s biggest natural disasters: the Heimaey eruption of 1973. Interactive experiences designed by Gagarin encourage visitors to be "protagonist explorers" rather than passive consumers of information.


With its 100-year anniversary approaching, iconic toolmaker Snap-on wanted to celebrate its success with the people who made it possible: its employees and its loyal and passionate customer base.

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

The new Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum invites visitors to engage with design by exploring, learning and creating design themselves.

Ventspils Museum Exhibition

The Ventspils Museum permanent exhibition is located in the 13th century Castle of the Livonian Order of Knights, one of the oldest castles in Latvia.

South Street Seaport Museum Tool Exhibit

While working on another project at the South Street Seaport Museum, Cooper Joseph Studio’s design team discovered a huge number of tools that had been stored unceremoniously in boxes, then set out

Nature Lab Exhibit

The Nature Lab is a 6,500-square-foot, hands-on gallery showcasing live animals, media interactives, scientist demonstrations, and more than 200 specimens for visitors to the Natural History Museum

Museum of the City of New York Rebranding

As part of a major renovation of the Museum of the City of New York, Cooper Joseph Studio was tasked with enlivening the core areas of the building.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Pentagram

Working with Poleshek Partnership Architects, the Brooklyn Museum of Art is building a new entrance to its main facade, with two years of construction scheduled.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Arrowstreet Graphic Design

Farnsworth Art Museum Identity and Environmental Graphics. The challenge at the Farnsworth Art Museum was to design a new identity and a comprehensive environmental graphics system that balanced the aesthetic of the original art museum with new additions and renovations.

The Moveable Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

The Moveable Museum of the American Museum of Natural History brings interactive education to remote locations throughout the New York City area.

Hancock Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, George C. Page Museum, Sussman/Prejza & Company

Hancock Park is home to both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries.

Camper Gallery: Whittlin' History, Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Ueland Junker McCauley Nicholson

Whittlin' History is a permanent exhibit within the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village displaying Jehu Camper's wooden "whittlins." Camper's folk art captu

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, Inc., Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Corning Museum of Glass: Glass Innovation Center

Microsoft Museum, Girvin

The Microsoft Museum presented Girvin with the opportunity to affect all facets of the design process, from the upfront strategy and content organization, through space planning and e

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Vignelli Associates

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Audrey Jones Beck Building

American Folk Art Museum, Pentagram

Pentagram was commissioned by the American Folk Art Museum to develop a new institutional identity and environmental graphics for their new building on West 53rd Street.

National Civil Rights Museum, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

National Civil Rights Museum Expansion

Northwest Museum, Eastern Washington Historical Society, Mayer/Reed

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Donor Recognition

National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial Association, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

In 2002, the Liberty Memorial Associated charged Ralph Appelbaum Associates with creating a museum that, like the memorial itself, would honor those who served in World War I in defen

Children's Museum of the East End, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Childhood should be a wonderful journey, and the Children's Museum of the East End helps make the trip even better with a discovery-themed approach to the familiar and the unknown, th

City Museum, emerystudio

Melbourne's City Museum calls itself "The Gateway to Marvelous Melbourne," and is considered an excellent orientation to visiting the city.

The Museum of the Portuguese Language, Fundacao Roberto Marinho, Ralph Appebaum Associates

Designing exhibits for a museum whose purpose is to celebrate a language is a bit different from creating a shrine for artifacts.

National Museum of Prehistory, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

This new museum incorporates the important archeological research and results of the excavations done in Taiwan and presents a comprehensive story of the island's prehistoric cult

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pentagram

Since 1991, the museum has been housed in the landmark Old Post Office building in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Square section.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Pentagram

In late 2002, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opened its new building designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

New York's Moynihan, Museum of the City of New York, Pentagram

This exhibition celebrated the long and varied career of the late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Powerhouse Museum Wayfinding and Graphics, Frost Design

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is an iconic facility sited in an old power station.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum, Purdy O'Gwynn Architects, Inc.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum was an under-attended facility occupying a popular and well-used site.

Museum of Arts and Design, Pentagram

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York collects and presents contemporary and historic innovations in craft, art, and design.

Maxxi National Museum of XXI Century Arts, ma:design SRL

MAXXI, the Zaha Hadid-designed national museum of contemporary art in Rome, opened in May 2010.

Design Museum Holon Signage and Wayfinding, Adi Stern Design

Design Museum Holon is a major part of the city of Holon, Israel’s, efforts to transform itself into an epicenter of culture, arts, and education.

Museu Fundação Oriente, JLCG Arquitecto, P-06 Atelier

Lisbon’s new Orient Museum opened in 2008 in a former warehouse.

For A Sweet New Year, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Joseph Studio

Although store-window design is in itself a genre, an emphasis on selling merchandise often dominates the visual theme.

Gallery One, Cleveland Museum of Art, Local Projects

The Cleveland Museum of Art is midway through a $350 million expansion and, through a leadership grant from its board of directors, has been challenged to grow new audiences to engage with art and

Fake Art Museum, Andalou University, Turkey, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan

As part of their environmental graphic design course in Andalou University’s Graphic Design Masters Program, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan were challenged to transform the school’s Fine Arts Facult

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah has created a remarkably integrated suite of design components: the Ennead-designed building nestled in the fo

Play Work Build, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group

The National Building Museum’s exhibition PLAY.WORK.BUILD takes visitors through an investigation of the history of construction toys and block play, combining the museum’s unique archi

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