Phoenix Feature Articles

5 Years, 4 Categories, 20 Projects-Branded Environments that Wow
5 Years, 4 Categories, 20 Projects-Branded Environments that Wow
02/06/2018

We asked a range of branded environment design experts within the SEGD community for their picks of the most inspired branded environment designs in four categories: retail/hospitality, workplace/corporate, event/temporary and sports/fitness spanning from 2013 to 2018.

Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village
Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village
01/22/2018

Located on a waterfront property on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, Calif., Lido Marina Village is a high-end, mixed-use retail destination that was recently revitalized by RSM Design, DJM Capital Partners and SMS Architecture.

Entro at Centennial College
Entro Gets Cooking at Centennial College
12/20/2017

The Entro (Toronto) design team whips up some tasteful branding, wayfinding, and placemaking solutions for Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.

Float4 Designed a Media Experience for Sofitel Paris.
Float4 Connects Guests to Paris at Sofitel Baltimore
04/21/2017

In a beautiful part of Paris, there’s a historic luxury hotel with views of the Eiffel Tower and a new digital welcome experience affectionately dubbed “TOM,” designed by Float4 (Montreal).

CityCenter Las Vegas Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
08/02/2016

A truly unique project from the SEGD archives circa 2010, CityCenter Las Vegas had a dream-team of five firms working on experiential graphic design. The 76-acre site sits on one of the world’s most notorious streets, where the development company commissioned eight world-renowned architects, 15 fine artists, more than 250 design firms, and 9,000 construction workers to realize an unprecedented $8.5 billion “urban resort”.

Meet Electric Coffin at 2016 SEGD Conference Experience Seattle!
Meet Electric Coffin at the 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle
04/13/2016

Patrick “Duffy” De Armas and his partners at Electric Coffin are in the business of bringing fine-art sensibilities to commercial spaces, and they’re unapologetic about their improvisational process and their point of view. If that display of a 1960s ski chalet turns left and becomes a pink bakery, so be it. We spoke with Duffy about his Seattle studio’s process and purpose, and we got project photos you’ll love. De Armas will be a featured speaker at the 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle!

Washington State Convention Center Wayfinding (Michael Courtney Design)
Washington State Convention Center Offers a Warm Wayfinding Welcome
04/12/2016

After 30 years of patchwork facility expansions and Frankensteined signage, wayfinding at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle needed a new vision. Michael Courtney Design created a friendly and cohesive “concierge” wayfinding program that elevates the guest experience for more than 400,000 annual visitors. The program greets and guides them with a warm welcome, a clean and consistent design language and flexible digital components.

What is Customer Experience and Why Should You Care?
02/24/2015

Customer Experience is not just about the experiences customers have in retail settings. CX also refers to users in non-retail settings as well.

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design
01/11/2014

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

City Creek Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
01/08/2014

Salt Lake Rising

Art, landmarks, and signage elements give City Creek, Salt Lake City's new downtown mixed-use community, a unique sense of place. 

Aileron Environmental Graphics, Signage, and Interpretive Design
12/31/2013

Flying High

An executive retreat center near Dayton, Ohio, nods to the region’s aviation heritage and uses architecture, graphics, and interpretive design to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.

Oasis of the Seas Digital Wayfinding
12/30/2013

All Hands on Tech

Royal Caribbean cruises ahead with its biggest ship ever and an interactive wayfinding system that’s making waves.

City of Dreams Media Facades
12/30/2013

Media Macau

In China’s Las Vegas-style gaming mecca, a new hotel/casino complex creates a four-tower digital lightscape.

Hard Rock Cafe Interactive Exhibits
12/30/2013

A Piece of the Rock

Hard Rock’s interactive displays put guests in touch with the magic of rock ’n’ roll.

National Harbor
12/19/2013

On the Waterfront

With the help of environmental graphics, urban design, and public art, National Harbor makes a lasting mark on a blighted stretch of the Potomac.

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.

Glass Artistry
12/09/2013

Glass Artistry

Both palette and canvas, glass is infinitely mutable and eloquently transmissive. The seduction is powerful.

Fabric Structures
11/26/2013

No Boundaries

Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.

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