Adam Brodsley

Boy Scout Scott Visitor Center

Merit Award 2017
Boy Scout Scott Visitor Center Square

The Scott Visitor Center at the Boy Scout Summit Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia is the point of entry to the 10,000-acre high adventure camp—a veritable Mecca for Scouts. The architecture of the building itself, by Lake|Flato architects, reached the perfect balance between the rugged elegance of old lodges and camp buildings and something more contemporary feeling–expressed in one way by an undulating roofline supported by hand-hewn tree trunks. 

Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub

Honor Award 2016
Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub

For their new tech hub in San Francisco, Bloomberg wanted to create a space that embodied their status as an established and innovative technology company. There would be no ping-pong tables, silkscreened inspirational posters or playroom-inspired spaces. Bloomberg is not a start-up, but a mature leader in the technology space. The Tech Hub is a laboratory of science and art. Its occupants take financial data and create new uses and applications for it. 

Adam Brodsley

While pasting up mechanicals at Islands magazine in Santa Barbara, Adam decided the only way to afford the excursions featured in the magazine was to learn the lucrative art of graphic design. After clearing the salt water from his ears, Adam attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and eventually rose to the lowest—but tallest, at 6'4"—man on the totem pole at April Greiman's studio.

Adam Brodsley, Volume Design, Inc.
San Francisco

Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse

Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse

A Scout’s Treehouse

How do you make an exhibit on sustainability as much fun as zip-lining? At the Boy Scouts adventure camp in West Virginia, a new five-story treehouse makes conservation cool.

When the Boy Scouts of America decided to build a five-story treehouse at its new 10,000+ acre high-adventure camp in West Virginia, the goal was to create a living model reaffirming its conservation heritage.

Pro Bono Design

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers

Design for Good

Pro bono work not only helps worthy clients communicate their message through design, but provides unexpected benefits for the designers as well.

David Berman ends his manifesto Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World with the Do Good Pledge:

1.  I will be true to my profession.
2.  I will be true to myself.
3.  I will spend at least 10% of my professional time helping repair the world.

California Academy of Sciences Natural History Exhibits

The Green Cabinet of Curiosities

Exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences give the time-honored specimen box a contemporary—and sustainable—spin.

Imagine receiving the following creative brief:

"Collaborate with a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, evolutionary biologists and ecologists, and the staff of a 157-year-old acclaimed research institution to create a new generation of sustainable exhibition design for a space bathed in natural light and without walls, in the middle of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco."

California Academy of Sciences Exhibits

Honor Award
California Academy of Sciences Exhibits, California Academy of Sciences, Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.

At the Renzo Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences’ new home, the Islands of Evolution exhibit examines the Academy’s various expeditions and research in the Galápagos and Madagascar with a focus on evolution. Volume Inc. co-opted the scientific specimen box as a method of organizing content and gave it a contemporary spin, allowing for varied and compelling arrangements of different kinds of information.

Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.
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