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Cayton Children’s Museum

Finalist 2020
Cayton Children’s Museum

With the blank canvas of a brand-new 21,000-square-foot home in Santa Monica Place retail center, the Cayton Children’s Museum had a unique opportunity to expand its offerings and engage new local and international audiences. Given the overall mission to teach community values and inspire a sense of inclusion and social responsibility through immersive and imaginative play, the design firm was challenged to help Sharewell conceive of the museum’s new branding, iconography, design palette, collateral (both digital and print) as well as the naming of multiple components of the museum.

Freetouch Launches Smartphone Interaction for Public Touchscreens

Freetouch Launches Smartphone Interaction for Public Touchscreens

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On August 4,2020, in response to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses around the world, Freetouch™ announced a new patent-pending product that enables anyone with a smartphone to remotely interact with shared touchscreens, eliminating the need for physical contact with kiosks, ATMs, and other interactive displays.

Science, Meet Storytelling—Stanford's Morphogenesis

Science, Meet Storytelling—Stanford's Morphogenesis

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"Morphogenesis," a generative installation at the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Research Building on the Stanford University Campus designed by Knot (Portland, Ore.) and artist Jonathan McCabe, is the first installation that connects user interaction with a large-scale media mesh platform—built by GKD Metal Fabrics (Cambridge, Md.).

The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

Merit Award 2020
The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

Conceived by a small group of Bay Area architects and designers in the early 1960s, The Sea Ranch development was envisioned as a progressive inclusive community, guided by the idealistic principles of good design, economy of space, and harmony with the natural environment. The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism illuminates these ideals through a wide array of drawings, photographs, models, and an ambitious 1:1 scale reproduction of Unit 9 from the first condominium constructed on the site.

Kate Keating Associates is now Clearstory Wayfinding and Placemaking

Clearstory President and Principal, Julie Vogel and Nikki San Miguel

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Kate Keating Associates, Inc., a woman-owned design firm, is pleased to announce its new name, Clearstory Inc., and the firm’s 25th anniversary. The name change coincides with over two decades of work helping architects and institutions bring clarity to the places they create through trusted, client-centric partnerships and collaboration.

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