Canada

Design Within Reach

Finalist 2019
Design Within Reach

This practicum project borrows from the narrative qualities of a typical exhibition as a means to guide the design of both public spaces and exhibition halls. Through the examination of the cultural context of the museum’s theme and location, design guidelines and the pedigree of the adaptive reuse, this project gave the designer a better understanding of the function of museums, the role of culture and heritage in design, and how to design a better visitor experience for all.

Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute Office

Finalist 2019
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute Office

This project started with the notion of the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute as the collectors and distributors of knowledge related to African ancestry in Nova Scotia. Ghanaian Adinkra symbols are essential in that culture to express ideas. From architecture to signage, from material to finish, the Adinkra woodcuts—used to print on storytelling cloth—informed the architectural and placemaking work.

Death in the Ice—The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

Finalist 2019
Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

The Franklin Expedition left London in 1845 to confirm a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. After entering the Arctic, HMS Erebus and Terror disappeared. The Canadian Museum of History decided to curate a comprehensive account of what is considered one of the greatest mysteries of the modern era. Then, early in the exhibition development, Parks Canada found the wreck of HMS Erebus! Artifacts recovered from the wreck went in the show as well, extending the history into the 21st century.

Calgary Central Library

Merit Award 2019
Calgary Central Library

The stunning new Calgary Central Library in rapidly developing Calgary, Alberta, is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. The landmark transforms the streetscape, creating connections in a transitional area of the city by joining Calgary’s downtown with its East Village. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community, proving that that in a digital age, public libraries are more important than ever before.

Workplace Wayfinding that Wows—5 Years, 10 Companies

Workplace Wayfinding that Wows

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Scroll through the slideshow above to see workplace wayfinding that wows spanning 2013 to 2018.

We searched our archives and asked a panel of workplace wayfinding design experts within the community for their picks of the most inspired workplace wayfinding spanning from 2013 to 2018.

This list has been compiled from the SEGD.org site and our experts' top recommendations and is presented in no particular order.
 

Canadian Flag Site-Specific Installation

Canadian Flag Site-Specific Installation

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In July, Udo Schliemann, principal creative director at Entro (Toronto) completed work on an art installation commissioned by Oxford Properties Group for their WaterPark Place building to honor Canada Day 2018. Schliemann's representation of the Canadian Flag uses the existing wooden louvers high up in the east lobby of Waterpark Place and the two-story void underneath.

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