In 2015, the Drucker Institute acquired the home of its namesake, management guru Peter Drucker. Drucker, hailed by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented management,” spent his most productive years in the modest California ranch house, writing more than two dozen books there and counseling generations of leading CEOs and thinkers within its walls. The aim of Drucker House was not only to preserve the residence as a historical site but also to provide a rich interpretive experience that tells the story of Peter Drucker's life and work.
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."
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.
From the SEGD Archives, circa 2012: San Francisco’s most famous landmark turned 75 in 2011 and in honor of the occasion, as well as anticipation of the rush of visitors it would inspire, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (the bridge operator) partnered with the Golden Gate Bridge National Parks Conservancy to rethink the entire visitor experience.