Urban and Civic SEGD Global Design Awards

WalkNYC Pedestrian Wayfinding
05/27/2016

Finding one’s way through the streets of New York when coming up out of the subway or walking through an unfamiliar neighborhood can be confusing, even for the most seasoned New Yorker.

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Graphics
05/27/2016

When Hurricane Sandy devastated New York in 2012, Rockaway Beach in Queens lost much of its iconic boardwalk.

Revolution in the Landscape
05/27/2016

The Intersection of Design and Public Engagement

“Me Too”
05/27/2016

For her MFA Student Fall Thesis project in the MFA Graphic and Interactive Design Program at Temple University, Karen Watkins responded to a topic prompt on empathy.

101 Collins Street
05/25/2016

Melbourne landmark 101 Collins Street is a 57-story skyscraper considered one of the city’s most prestigious business addresses.

Virtual Depictions : San Francisco
05/25/2016

Virtual Depictions:San Francisco is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol, commissioned for 350 Mission Building in San Francisco.

Open Source
05/24/2016

Open Source is the largest international art exhibition in Philadelphia’s history, with impactful public art installations created by 14 renowned international artists and 40 events throughou

Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria
05/24/2016

Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria (Counter Space: Points in Air) was a site-specific installation displayed in the SG Gallery and on the streets of Venice from July 7 to July 27, 2015.

#Trashtag
06/07/2015

For Elevate 2014, an annual pop-up festival sponsored by the city of Atlanta, the Goat Farm Arts Center, a “creative industrial complex” that produces vanguard arts programming, conceived the D_MPS

Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge
06/07/2015

A new pedestrian bridge in Lincoln, Nebraska, links the city's arena with a festival plaza, parking areas, and an emerging neighborhood--and gives the city a television-worthy "selfie" in the process.

Money Shot, FIT, Student SEGD Award winner 2015
06/06/2015

Money Shot is an interpretive system designed by FIT student Nastya Lobova to highlight the attractions of New York's Financial District.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Dog Signage
06/06/2015

Created for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, this series of signs gently reminds visitors to curb and leash thy dogs.

Parc du Sergent Blandan
06/05/2015

Parc du Sergent Blandan, a former military barracks on 17 hectares (about 42 acres) in the city of Lyon, France, was reimagined to provide Lyon residents and visitors with a new urban oasis and make the park’s rich military history accessible to all.

City of Dandenong Interpretive Structures
06/02/2015

HeineJones created a family of interpretive sculptures for the multi-cultural city of Dandenong, Australia, to celebrate the city's common language, English.

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
06/02/2015

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the 3.5 million veterans living with permanent disabilities.

Vase Public Installation
06/07/2014

Located in northern Portugal, the Municipality of Paredes has been framing itself in the context of creative cities, finding an engine for development and sustainable growth through talent and crea

Vancouver Community Library
06/07/2014

A “drawer full of knowledge” metaphorically describes the building design and wayfinding concept for the new Vancouver Community Library.

Puzzle Facade
06/05/2014

Puzzle Facade was part of Javier Lloret’s thesis project in the Interface Culture master’s program at the Universität für Künstlerische und Indus

06/05/2014

In Fall 2012, the Public Theater opened a major revitalization of its New York home in the former Astor Library, a historic 1854 landmark located on Lafayette Street in East Village.

We Build the ___________ City
05/30/2014

Civic construction work—generally maligned while in progress, and taken for granted once finished—rarely receives the recognition it deserves for providing the necessary foundation for a thriving c

Brisbane Multilingual Pedestrian Signage
05/27/2014

One of the strategies from the Brisbane City Council’s recently commissioned report, “Brisbane’s Unique Window of Opportunity,” is to establish stronger links with the Asia Pacific economy.

City of Bath Information System
05/20/2014

The city of Bath is historically in awe of its own heritage. The World Heritage Site is perhaps best known for its Roman hot-spring baths and its distinctive Palladian architecture.

Gratefish Storm Drain, Grate Drains, Mauk Design
11/11/2013

This design for San Francisco's streets was meant to solve the ongoing problem of people dumping automobile oil into the storm drains and polluting San Francisco Bay.

Heritage Trails, J.M. Kaplan Foundation, Heritage Trails New York, Alliance for Downtown, Chermayeff & Geismar
11/11/2013

Four walking tours through downtown Manhattan link 50 historic and contemporary sites with freestanding interpretive graphic panels.

North Park Community Improvements, City of San Diego, Wieber Nelson Design
11/11/2013

This streetscape enhancement program was designed to meet strict federal Main Street standards, combining an area's history with contemporary design and materials.

Science City, National Science Foundation, New York Hall of Science, Chermayeff & Geismar
11/11/2013

An on-the-street exhibit that reveals how cities work, the Science City exhibit for New York Hall of Science and the National Science Foundation is a truly interactive piece.

Mirages of the Walls, Pratt Institute, Piotr Adamski
11/11/2013

This project by a student at Pratt Institute converted computer pixels into black, white and gray tiles.

Hidden Image Murals, Piotr Adamski
11/11/2013

Introduction to Hidden-Image Murals

Witnesses, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Architexts
11/11/2013

This multidisciplinary site activation involved the projection of large-scale texts from and on to two buildings that face each other on Chicago Avenue.

Birmingham Flight Sequence, City of Birmingham, Lorenc/Yoo Design
11/11/2013

The Birmingham Flight Sequence is a half mile sequence of flight integrated into the landscape design to form a unified seamless progression.

Chicago Streetscape Signage, City of Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development, Two Twelve Harakawa
11/11/2013

Chicago Streetscape Signage Standards Manual.

Downtown Indianapolis Signage Program, Corbin Design
11/11/2013

With more than 19 million visitors per year, downtown Indianapolis is experiencing dramatic growth.

Hollywood Shadow Project, Cameron McNall, Architect
11/05/2013

Completed in October 2001, the Hollywood Shadow Project is a series of seven installations dispersed throughout the production area of Hollywood.

Eastbank Esplanade Urban Markers, Portland Development Commission, Mayer/Reed
11/05/2013

The Urban Marker project is part of the newly created Eastbank Esplanade, a 1.3-mile riverfront pedestrian and bicycle corridor funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation and t

World Trade Center Memorial, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Carrie Helle
11/05/2013

This memorial is meant to capture a moment from the morning of September 11, a day that stands strongly in everyone's mind.

D.C. Citywide Wayfinding Program, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
11/05/2013

The DC citywide wayfinding program is unique in that it actually became a reality after more than 25 years of failed attempts to design and implement such a system.

Anaheim Resort Signage Program, CommArts
11/03/2013

In creating the Anaheim Resort district, the City recognized the negative impact of the visual clutter created by the chaotic proliferation of signs competing for the visitor's attent

Forum Signage, Emery Vincent Design
11/03/2013

The brief was to develop a wayfinding signage system to direct visitors through and around a complex environment comprising a residential high rise tower, four commercial mid-rise bui

Universal Citywalk, Sussman/Prejza & Company
10/30/2013

Streetscape Elements and Tenant Designs at Universal Citywalk

Gaudi in Barcelona, Parson School of Design, Jihea Kim
10/29/2013

This project celebrates the 150th birthday of Antoni Gaudi's birthday by creating a sign system for Spain's capital of Barcelona.

Family Voices/Austin, Community Architexts, BJ Krivanek Art+Design
10/29/2013

Community Architexts, a non-profit arts organization, developed and implemented a public design program within the depressed commercial district along Chicago Avenue in the Austin nei

Reuters at 3 Times Square, Reuters North America, Instinet Corporation, ESI Design
10/29/2013

This exterior signage system is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated signs in the world.

Self-Illuminated Street Sign, 34th Street Partnership
10/29/2013

Standard street signs are small and difficult to read at a distance for pedestrians, bus riders, and car drivers – particularly after dark.

Nativity, City of Melbourne, emerystudio
10/24/2013

emerystudio was tasked with designing temporary street decorations for the City of Melbourne's 2006/2007 holiday season.

Downtown Los Angeles Walks, Urban Place Consultants, Hunt Design, Corbin Design
10/23/2013

To anyone who lives there, or even those who have visited, it's obvious that the words "Los Angeles" and "walks" don't belong together.

Wayne Lyman Morse Courthouse, U.S. General Services Administration, Mayer/Reed
10/23/2013

Wayne Lyman Morse United State Courthouse. The Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene, OR, was built under the U.S. General Service Administration's Design Excellence Program and was completed in October 2006.

Drive By, J.H. Snyder Company, Electroland LLC
10/21/2013

Drive By, a custom 240-ft.-long by 6-ft.-high LED display, comments on Los Angeles’ driving culture as well as its love affair with the movies.

One Day Poem Pavilion, Art Center College of Design, Jiyeon Song
10/21/2013

The One Day Poem Pavilion was Jiyeon Song’s graduate thesis project in the Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Ateliér à Torcí Facade, Rennes, France, Batir France Ingéniere S.A.
10/21/2013

France’s Ille-et-Vilaine region in the east of Brittany is an important art, history, and culture center.

Chroma Streams: Tide and Traffic, Glasgow City Council, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects Ltd.
10/21/2013

Chroma Streams: Tide & Traffic is a site-specific, integrated artwork for the highly trafficked Kingston Bridge in Glasglow, Scotland.

Enteractive at 11th and Flower, Forest City Residential West, Electroland
10/21/2013

The goal of Enteractive, an interactive installation located at 11th and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles, was not only to enliven a public space and create a unique sense of pl

Ground Zero Viewing Wall, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Pentagram
10/19/2013

The designers created a viewing wall at Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

Capital Metro Experience Design, Captial Metropolitan Transportation Authority, fd2s
10/14/2013

Austin's Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on the cusp of significant expansion including a new park-and-ride initiative, new technology-enhanced vehicles, the addition

Temporary WTC Path Station, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Pentagram
10/14/2013

Pentagram created a comprehensive program of wayfinding and environmental graphics for the temporary PATH station at the former site of the World Trade Center.

Scrabble on the Cincinnati Skyline, Mike Ruehlman, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
10/14/2013

Scrabble on the Cincinnati Skyline is an interactive experience that utilizes Cincinnati's horizon as a backdrop for a visual game.

Dynamap: Manhattan, Urban Mapping LLC
10/13/2013

Dynamap reveals three layers of imagery - street grid, neighborhood delineations, and subway map - depending on how the map is viewed.

Melbourne Docklands, Melbourne Docklands Authority, emeryfrost
10/13/2013

Batman's Hill was the starting point from which Melbourne was mapped.

Work-Shift/Chicago, Community Architexts, Krivanek+Breaux/Art+Design
10/13/2013

In the shadow of Brach's, twenty-eight massive wooden posts stand in an orderly rectangular configuration.

Cascading Columns, Christian Marc Schmidt, Yale University School of Art
10/13/2013

In 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge opened as the largest suspension bridge spanning New York's East River.

Halifax Transit Bus Map and Street Signage Redesign, Michelle Jospe, NSCAD University
10/13/2013

Halifax Transit Bus Map and Street Signage Redesign. This new bus map is meant to clarify and simplify the existing transit map; it should be easy to use for everyone, including tourists.

People Powered, Kimberly Viviano, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
10/13/2013

America consumes nearly 20 million barrels of oil a day, more than four times that of any other nation.

Isurava Memorial, Office of Australian War Graves, Hewitt Pender Associates
10/13/2013

One of the most desperate battles in Australian history was fought in August 1942 at Isurava in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.

Downtown NYC: A Proposal for Lower Manhattan, Cassandra Tai-Marcellini, Pratt Institute
10/13/2013

Downtown NYC: A Proposal for Lower Manhattan

The Rwanda Healing Project, Barefoot Artists
10/12/2013

The Rwanda Healing Project is a two-year, multi-dimensional art project that expands the boundaries of art and design in the environment as a vehicle for social change.

INFOTOGO Toronto Wayfinding System, Astral Media Outdoor, Kramer Design Associates
10/12/2013

INFOTOGO addresses Toronto's need for a self-financing tourist and resident wayfinding information system that can be deployed city wide, with custom district mapping.

Sankofa Place, Chicago Public Schools, Kimball-Hill Homes, Anne Berry, Kristal Ernst, Kent State University
10/11/2013

In consideration of the neighborhood's troubled past, coupled with a spirit of celebration for the various groups of people who moved through the area, and renewed interest in rebuild

City of Newport Sign Program, Newport Chamber of Commerce, Roll Barresi & Associates
10/11/2013

The key to the program was to first direct visitors to the Tranportation and Visitor Center, centrally located on the Newport Waterfront.

Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Improvements, Dumbo Improvement District, emphasis design
10/11/2013

The primary task of the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Improvement project was to create a welcoming transition from the bridge’s pedestrian walkway to the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods and to enc

Erie Canal Harbor Project, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., C&G Partners
10/11/2013

To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Erie Canal’s opening, the Empire State Development Corp.

The Sound of North, Audi Design Foundation, David Sweeney
10/11/2013

Wayfinding solutions for people with low vision have yet to take full advantage of emerging technologies.

Speaking of Home, Coyne Photography + Design, Forecast Public Art, Family Housing Fund, Univ. of Minnesota,
10/11/2013

Speaking of Home was a public art project that sought to reimagine the use and experience of the Twin Cities skyway system—the most expansive in North America—beyond its function as a utilitarian a

Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure Signage, Forest City Residential West, Electroland, LLC
10/11/2013

Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure Signage

Signs of Love/Signs of the Holidays, We Love This Place!, The Glenn Group
10/09/2013

Signs of Love and Signs of the Holidays were two separate guerrilla street sign postings in downtown Reno.

Billboard Earthbag Project, Norman Lee and Charles Houser
10/09/2013

The Billboard Earthbag project provides a new interpretation of sustainable environmental graphic design wherein the act of composition is simultaneously a gesture of sustainability.

Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, PenguinCube SAL
10/08/2013

The Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails run along three different routes in the area of Samaan (Simeon) Mountain, the Limestone Massif of North Syria to the west of Aleppo.

White Road: Waiting for the Rain, Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium, Studio Rašić
10/08/2013

The village of Dubrova in Labin, Croatia, has been the site of the Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium since 1970.

Dis(solve): The Japhet Creek Project, Greater East End Mgmt District, City of Houston Dept of Parks and Rec, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration
10/04/2013

Over the past several years, local environmentalists have worked hard to save Japhet Creek, part of the Buffalo Bayou waterway system that is Houston, Texas’ most significant natural resource.

LAPD Memorial, Los Angeles Police Foundation, Gensler
10/03/2013

Situated on the plaza to the east of the new Los Angeles Police Administration Building, the Memorial for Fallen Officers is a wall of brass and light that marks a transition between the plaza’s fo

Legible London, Westminster City Council, Applied Information Group, Lacock Gullam
10/03/2013

London is a city of complex structures, partly dating back to medieval times, with few long vistas but a multitude of destinations and attractive areas.

Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Cooperative, ex;it Foundation
10/03/2013

Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative

Indemann Observation Tower, GWS, Maurer United Architects
10/03/2013

Located in Inden, Germany, next to the A4, one of Europe’s busiest motorways, the Indemann Observation Tower is a popular tourist attraction featuring three observation decks that provide visitors

Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better, Experimenta/Urban Play, Sagmeister Inc.
10/03/2013

On September 13, 2008, Sagmeister Inc. began the installation of a mural on Waagdragerhof Square in Amsterdam.

Two Times, Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição, R2 Design
10/03/2013

Dois Tempos (Two Times) is the second in a series of typographical installations produced by R2 Design in the old Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, in Belém (Lisbon), now in use as an art ga

Empty Sky: The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial, State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Frederic Schwartz Architects
10/03/2013

Just west of the tip of lower Manhattan and at the confluence of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, Liberty State Park played many roles in the events of September 11 and its aftermath.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail, Hobart City Council, Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney
10/03/2013

Battery Point Sculpture Trail is a permanent installation of nine individually designed and fabricated sculptures along a walking route through an historic waterfront suburb of Hobart, the capital

Leeds Street Tree Gates, Maribyrnong City Council, Melbourne, HeineJones Water
10/03/2013

In 2010, Maribyrnong City Council approached HeineJones to design an interpretive solution to describe the function and intent of a new “rain garden” installed as part of a streetscape redevelopmen

National Mall & Memorial Parks Wayfinding, National Park Service, Hunt Design
10/01/2013

The all-new wayfinding signage program for the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is comprised of more than 500 signs and directory maps.

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