2018 Awards

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Merit Award 2018
Allen Institute for Brain Science

The theme of “connection” is the foundation of the graphics program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Neural connections, research teams and staff collaborating, and scientists having the resources and technology to connect with the global community are all important aspects of the Institute’s culture and approach and each is thoughtfully expressed throughout the space.

Bill & Melinda Gates Discovery Center

Merit Award 2018
Bill & Melinda Gates Discovery Center

"How can each of us make a difference?" That's the question asked by the Bill and Melinda Gates Discovery Center. New interactive experiences bring their work to life, illuminate the challenges they face, and educate every visitor on how they can find their passion and take action to make a difference.

The Discovery Center is a 15,000-square-foot exhibition and office space in the heart of Seattle. Certified LEED Gold, the Discovery Center is designed to foster a collaborative working environment and help educate the public about the organization’s mission.

NASA: Data Lens

Merit Award 2018
NASA: Data Lens

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is the largest combined organization of scientists and engineers in the US; 10,000 employees and contractors study earth, the solar system and the universe via observations from earth and space. They built and control the Hubble Space Telescope, and built and tested the James Webb Space Telescope.

DAZZLE

Merit Award 2018
DAZZLE

DAZZLE began as a regular public art commission through a competitive process in 2015 and evolved into a research project for the adaption of e-paper technology as an innovative dynamic material for exterior use on an architectural scale.

The resulting solar-powered 1,600-foot long artwork by Ueberall International facing the Pacific Highway comprises 2,100 custom developed e-paper panels that display animations remotely controlled via a wireless network.

150 Media Stream

Merit Award 2018
150 Media Stream

A stunning new media installation illuminates Chicago’s West Loop. 150 Media Stream is a multi-faceted achievement in art, architecture and technology that celebrates the transformative power of art as a collective experience. This digital art installation explores the interplay of art, space and viewership in both public and private contexts.

The Red Stairs

Honor Award 2018
Sylvia Harris Award 2018
The Red Stairs

The project was completed within the environmental graphic course for second-year students and was also part of Open Your Space 2017, which is an ongoing research and design initiative. It draws on the relationship between design solution and social innovation ideas in Chinese urban context, and explores how design intervention collectively shapes the public realm to maximize shared value in the built environment.

Archive Dreaming

Honor Award 2018
Best of Show Award 2018
Archive Dreaming

What are the urgent conditions, responsibilities, meanings and future-directed objectives for a cultural institution functioning in the future? By attempting to consider these concerns along with questions of efficiency, ecology and sustainability, SALT’s 2017 program provisionally titled "What If…?" was to be composed of a series of changes to internal working practices, accompanied by five artistic interventions/architectural gestures that reconsider and reinvigorate the spaces, the ambitions, and the constituent relations of SALT Galata.

LAVA Centre

Honor Award 2018
LAVA Centre

The LAVA Centre sits between five of Iceland's greatest volcanoes. The main exhibition, designed by Basalt Architects and Gagarín, reveals the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. Visitors get a crash course in volcanology while experiencing the extreme forces associated with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.


London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

Honor Award 2018
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

The London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE mixes original archaeology, next-generation installations and contemporary art commissions, inviting visitors to encounter an ancient mystery cult. Buried below London for almost two millennia, the Roman Temple of Mithras is returned to the site of its original discovery in a free new cultural space that re-imagines how we engage with archaeology.

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