2009 Awards

Hall of Human Origins

Merit Award
Hall of Human Origins, American Museum of Natural History

The Hall of Human Origins is a permanent 9,000-sq.-ft. exhibit, presenting the history of human evolution from our earliest ancestors millions of years ago to modern Homo sapiens. In a first for an exhibition of its kind, the hall combines the latest in genomic science with up-to-date discoveries in the fossil record.

American Museum of Natural History

Harrah’s Resort Media Façade

Merit Award
Harrah’s Resort Media Façade, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Tim Hunter Design

Harrah’s goal was to assert itself as the premier resort in Atlantic City by creating a unique and cutting-edge architectural media statement that would command the attention of all visitors coming to and from the city. Harrah’s intention was not to create a giant billboard. Not only would the display be huge, but it would give the Waterfront Tower, the casino’s home, its own personality.

Tim Hunter Design

Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store

Merit Award
Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store, Hugo Boss AG, Projekttriangle Design Studio

Projekttriangle Design Studio was hired to create the interior graphic design for the new Hugo Boss Orange Monostore in Mannheim, Germany. The new concept store was part of a global campaign for the Hugo Boss Orange label.

Projekttriangle designed a modular graphics concept that has since been implemented in more than 200 stores worldwide.

Projekttriangle Design Studio

Invesco Headquarters

Merit Award
Invesco Headquarters, Invesco, Gensler

Invesco, a global investment management company based in Atlanta, approached Gensler with a design challenge to create work environments for their new 177,000-sq.-ft., LEED-Silver-certified headquarters space.

The environments needed to be not only beautiful places to work, but also sophisticated communication vehicles for the Invesco brand.

Gensler

Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters

Merit Award
Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters, fd2s inc.

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $260 million for the fight against cancer. The organization’s new headquarters facility, a renovation of the 30,000-sq.-ft. Gulf Paper warehouse in East Austin, houses foundation staff and also supports the survivorship mission by providing space for programs and activities.

fd2s inc.

McVillage

Merit Award
McVillage, McDonald's, UXUS

McDonald’s commissioned UXUS to create an inspiring children’s activity area for the under-seven set, bringing the theme of “What I eat, what I do” to life. The concept embodies an inspiring, playful, educational, and entertaining area within a McDonald’s restaurant no bigger than 20sqm in space.

The project is primarily executed through large, collage-inspired illustrations. The aesthetic is playful yet visually sophisticated, designed to enhance the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and please both the parents and children.

UXUS

Montreal Science Centre Signage and Branding

Merit Award
Montreal Science Centre Signage and Branding, Bélanger Branding Design

The Montreal Science Centre, located on the city’s Old Port, provides fun and surprising exhibitions that allow visitors to explore, learn, and understand science through a variety of interactive means.

Bélanger Branding Design was tasked with upgrading the center’s branding, wayfinding, exterior signage, and the alley of shipping containers used as summer boutiques so that the whole site attracts more visitors and projects the image of “Science and Technology.”

Bélanger Branding Design

Pikesville Animal Hospital

Merit Award
Pikesville Animal Hospital, Carey M. Zumpano, DVM, Shaw Jelveh Design

A new veterinary practice for dogs and cats required a fresh brand and environment in which excellent design is integral to the practice’s philosophy of superior care. Among the challenges to creating a memorable and distinctive sense of place were the fact that the hospital—formerly a dental office—is located in a typical suburban strip mall with a mediocre architectural storefront. In addition, the young veterinarian’s low budget required an inexpensive solution.

Shaw Jelveh Design

The Sound of North

Merit Award
The Sound of North, Audi Design Foundation, David Sweeney

Wayfinding solutions for people with low vision have yet to take full advantage of emerging technologies. David Sweeney, a research associate at London’s Royal College of Art, investigated tools that could improve wayfinding experiences for visually impaired users and provide them with the luxury of choice and exploration while navigating. But while Sweeney’s research focused on the visually impaired, it also has implications for helping all users navigate public spaces and manage complex information about the built environment.

David Sweeney, Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre

Speaking of Home

Merit Award
Speaking of Home, Coyne Photography + Design, Forecast Public Art, Family Housing Fund, Univ. of Minnesota,

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 above-ground pedestrian thoroughfare.

The first skyway public art project in the history of the Twin Cities, it was installed in the IDS-Macy’s skyway bridge, 20 ft. above one of Minneapolis’s key downtown arteries and in the heart of the city’s financial and commercial district.

Coyne Photography + Design

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