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This past May, New York City opened its newest public park: Little Island. The park’s avant-garde design and prominent location—seeming to float above the Hudson River—has made it the latest “must see” attraction in New York. SEGD member firms C&G Partners (EGD designers) and DCL (fabricators) collaborated with the park’s architects, engineers, and landscape architects to create a program of family friendly signage and graphics for this “oasis of everything fun, whimsical and playful.”
C&G Partners developed a comprehensive site and interior signage and wayfinding program for the U.S. Embassy in London. Responsible for embassy branding, experiential graphics and interpretive design, the studio strove to create a particular poetry of place in a manner that a welcoming American emissary might employ.
C&G Partners developed the exhibit design, graphics, interactive media and video content and exhibit for “Impact of the Bible,” a permanent inaugural exhibit occupying the second floor of the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
For 125 years, the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, founded by the mining magnate George Hearst, was the largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere, and the most productive gold mine in recorded history. In the end, more than 40 million ounces of gold were extracted from the massive underground complex. The mine ceased operations in 2002, but in recent years its deep underground chambers have become home the Sanford Underground Research Facility and some of the most sophisticated physics experiments in the world.
Keith Helmetag and Amy Siegel of C&G Partners have a long history with the World Trade Center, starting almost 30 years ago. Ironically, one of the first signs they designed for Lower Manhattan, just across the street from the site, survived the attacks of 9/11 and is now an artifact in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. They’ve shared their story with us in a special Designers’ Diary.
Amy Siegel is a partner and one of the founding members of C&G Partners. She is active in various forms of communication design with a specialty in environmental graphics and mapping. Since joining C&G in 1998, Amy has planned, designed and managed large as well as small-scale signage and wayfinding projects for institutional, corporate and public clients.Amy has a BFA degree from Pratt Institute and has also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the New York Studio School and has a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute.
Manhattan's Hearst Tower, the first LEED office tower in New York, is a modern reinterpretation of the Hearst Corporation's original six-story, cast stone, Art Deco home. Foster + Partners inserted a 44-story steel-and-glass tower inside the original structure. The landmark façade is now a 70-ft.-high, skylit atrium space.