Exhibition

Challenging Structure

Merit Award, Lot with a Little
Challenging Structure, Cleveland Museum of Art

The intent of this exhibition was to convey the process by which contemporary architect Frank Gehry designs a building, in particular the Peter B. Lewis Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. To make the gallery feel like a working space, worktables like those used in a model-making studio were constructed out of plywood, two-by-fours, and carriage bolts. The basic steps of the Gehry process were simplified into five sections, communicated through didactic text panels made of aluminum but fashioned to look like stainless steel.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Ground Zero Viewing Wall

Honor Award
Ground Zero Viewing Wall, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Pentagram

The designers created a viewing wall at Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The 13-foot-high wall, the most visited historic site in the U.S., is expected to be in place for the next five to eight years.

To the visiting public, the wall offers safety, accessibility, and sensitivity. To the government agencies charged with the site's redevelopment, it offers transparency (of process) and flexibility.

Pentagram

What Pat Moynihan Said About That

Honor Award, Lot with a Little
What Pat Moynihan Said About That, Municipal Art Society, Pentagram

This memorial exhibition on legendary outspoken New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was mounted by Moynihan's friends and colleagues, as a personal tribute to his life through words and pictures. A gifted writer and politician, Moynihan was well known for his pithy commentary and passionate correspondence, typed out on his trusty Smith-Corona typewriter.

Pentagram

Doc Johnson Exhibit

Merit Award
Doc Johnson Exhibit, Mauk Design

Doc Johnson has become the leader in their field by improving the level of product design, packaging, and the image of sexual toys. They pioneered the use of modern colors and clear shell packaging, so the challenge was to convey the client in a way that separated them from the sleaze so often seen in the industry.

Mauk Design

Formica Kitchen + Bath Industry Show 2003

Merit Award
Formica Kitchen + Bath Industry Show 2003, Formica Corporation, Kuhlmann Leavitt

A twenty-three-foot rooster asked all to Wake Up to Formica! The message was clear: Formica products still rise and shine after more than eighty years. The runways – two long counters – featured 82 different Formica surfaces including sinks. The simple runway plan was accompanied by irresistible egg-shaped lights and seating. Floating typographic walls defined the perimeter and a minimalist sculpture gallery displayed sample swatches.

Kuhlmann Leavitt

Gutenberg Bible Case and First Photo Case

Merit Award
Gutenberg Bible Case and First Photo Case, Harry Ransom Center, Pentagram

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin houses thirty million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible (c. 1455) and the world's first photograph (c. 1826). Both the Bible case and the first photo case were displayed in the lobby of the Center and viewed in such a way that best represented their individual history, without obscuring the entrance. The displays allowed the viewer to walk around and fully experience the objects.

Pentagram

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