Exhibition

Voices

Honor Award
Voices, Forum Barcelona 2004, Ralph Applebaum Associates and Mona Kim Projects

A celebration of the act of human communication and linguistic and cultural diversity, Voices was one of the main features of an international exposition. The exhibit aimed to draw attention to the conditions of liberty that are a foundation for the necessary dialogue among cultures. The exhibition needed to present two contradictory views: cultural diversity as a heritage we must preserve and communication as essential in an increasingly interdependent world.

Ralph Applebaum Associates, Mona Kim Projects (creative direction of graphics and AV)

Big & Green

Merit Award
Big & Green, David Gissen, Curator National Building Museum, Pure + Applied & James Hicks

Big & Green: Towards Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

Pure + Applied & James Hicks created an exhibition featuring design strategies in the environmental movement of architecture since the 1960s. The emphasis is on large-scale structures (from Conde Nast skyscraper in NYC to Eastgate building in Zimbabwe) with an international scope. The framework for discussion of the 50 projects comes from the five "green" categories: energy; light and air; greenery, water, and waste; construction; and urbanism.

Pure + Applied & James Hicks

Five Friends from Japan

Merit Award
Five Friends from Japan, Boston Children's Museum, Cambridge Seven Associates

This exhibit captures a view of life through the eyes of five Japanese children by introducing a typical Japanese classroom and five different home and family settings. The exhibit goals are to foster awareness and understanding among children in the U.S. for people from other cultures, provide compelling exhibition experiences in Japanese culture, and learn about the complexity of a specific culture: Japan.

Cambridge Seven Associates

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Merit Award
Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Utah, Sea Reach Ltd.

The Nature Conservancy of Utah is developing an interpretive site along the Great Salt Lake to inform donors and visitors of the rapid loss and importance of critical wetland habitats. Visitors drive a gravel road onto the wetlands, entering through an arched gateway. A large, trestle-wood pavilion, with fan-shaped roofs, provides a gathering space and an interior series of curved exhibits embrace the upright piles.

Sea Reach Ltd.

Milan Installation

Merit Award
Milan Installation, Interni Milan and Adam Tihany, KSK Studios

When acclaimed restaurant designer Adam Tihany approached the artist to come up with an installation that would bring food and fashion together for display in the entrance of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile - a large restaurant design show held each spring in Milan - he knew he wanted to stray from his traditional static print work and bring his surreal visions to life. He worked closely with the designer to develop the large-panel video presentation. Five tandem projection screens ran along a 100-foot entranceway leading into the design expo.

KSK Studios

New York's Moynihan

Merit Award
New York's Moynihan, Museum of the City of New York, Pentagram

This exhibition celebrated the long and varied career of the late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Senator Moynihan was an outspoken advocate of public architecture and urban planning. The museum organized the show as a tribute to the "Senator of Design."

Pentagram

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Merit Award
Petra: Lost City of Stone, American Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History

This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on the ancient city of Petra, located in modern-day Jordan. It features approximately 200 artifacts, including architectural fragments and sculptures, ceramics, and decorative stuccowork. The challenge for this show was to evoke a powerful site without literally recreating it.

American Museum of Natural History

Reynolds Interbike Exhibit

Merit Award
Reynolds Interbike Exhibit, Reynolds Composites, Mauk Design

This design distilled the Reynolds image into a space as simple as possible. There was nothing in the exhibit except product and brand. The back wall showed a bicycle rider riding not on a bike, but on an array of Reynolds components flying in formation, key to drawing the distinction between a component manufacturer and a bike manufacturer.

Mauk Design

In Search of Identity

Merit Award
In Search of Identity, Nikolai Cornell, Art Center College of Design

This interactive exhibit uses a human-scale display system to allow visitors to explore the photographic work of artist Tatiana Parcero on multiple levels of their own choosing. By projecting through a large pane of half-silvered glass and embedding a diverse range of sensors into the psychical display, the designer created an innovative way for users to incorporate into and interact with the artist's work. The exhibit also includes a dynamic spatial interface that allows the user to explore a timeline of the artist's personal and professional history.

Nikolai Cornell, Art Center College of Design

Kent State University Academic Athletic Center

Honor Award
Kent State University Academic Athletic Center, Ami Khosravi, Jerad Lavey, Kent State University

The goal of this project was to create an environment that reflects both outstanding athletic and academic achievement. A collage of images represent each athletic program at the university. Complementing these images are action shots of various student athletes participating in each individual sport and a video display. Moving into the study area, viewers are able to follow an abstract time line honoring past Academic All-Americans and their achievements.

Ami Khosravi, Jerad Lavey, Kent State University

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