Poulin + Morris (New York) created a permanent, interactive lobby exhibition titled This is NPR for NPR’s new headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 70-ft.-long exhibition, spanning the length of the new building’s lobby, consists of a reader rail supporting two tiers of angled panels displaying narrative text, images, video monitors, and interactive audio listening devices featuring detailed information about NPR.
Created in translucent white resin with raised translucent blue rods to pinpoint the location of each member station, the map’s placement at a window allows it to glow with natural light. The upper portion of the reader rail features NPR milestones, a continuous timeline highlighting important moments in public radio history juxtaposed alongside significant events in world and radio broadcast history. The interactive component of the exhibition includes an interface that allows smart phone users to access a specially designed website offering a selection of audio clips to accompany each section of the exhibition. The designers collaborated with a media developer to create this user interface, adding an audio element to the exhibition that elaborates on the stories featured on the reader rail and creating an engaging and memorable experience.
The firm took inspiration from molecular compositions of insulin for a dynamic environmental graphics program for Novo Nordisk’s North American headquarters in Princeton, N.J.
The firm also developed a comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program for CUNY School of Law’s new facility in Long Island City.