GDAP 2002

ING Direct

Merit Award
ING Direct, Gensler

ING Direct, an Internet division of the Dutch banking and insurance conglomerate ING Group, desired to build cafés that could attract both new customers as well as serve existing ones. As an on-line bank, the café would satisfy the need for a "bricks-and-mortar" consumer street presence. The cafes would draw existing and potential customers into an upbeat space where individuals could learn about the company and access their account information.

Gensler

Nissan

Merit Award
Nissan, Nissan North America, Lippincott and Margulies

Nissan Retail Environment Design Project

Nissan Motors' global brand resurgence took a major step forward in the U.S. with the introduction of the new Nissan Retail Environmental Design for all of its dealerships.

Lippincott and Margulies

Yahoo!

Merit Award
Yahoo!, Square Peg

Yahoo! Headquarters Building Identification

Yahoo did not want to be seen as an adolescent dot.com, so the challenge was to develop a graphics program that captured the irreverent and non-institutional culture of Yahoo!

Square Peg

Zamias/First Union

Merit Award
Zamias/First Union, Zamias Services, Lorenc+Yoo Design

Zamias Services is an owner and developer of secondary market centers throughout the United States. The exhibit design is inspired by an agora – a Greek marketplace – presenting Zamias Services as a company firmly grounded in tradition with its eye squarely focused on the future. This "modern-classic" theme gives visitors the impression of walking through a marketplace, surrounded by display windows filled with items for sale, while a graphic wall frieze tells the company's story.

Lorenc+Yoo Design

Eastbank Esplanade Urban Markers

Merit Award
Eastbank Esplanade Urban Markers, Portland Development Commission, Mayer/Reed

The Urban Marker project is part of the newly created Eastbank Esplanade, a 1.3-mile riverfront pedestrian and bicycle corridor funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Portland. The Urban Markers symbolically connect the Eastbank Esplanade to adjacent residential neighborhoods isolated from the river by construction of the interstate highway in the early 1960s.

Mayer/Reed

Jefferson Library

Merit Award
Jefferson Library, Library of Congress, Chermayeff & Geismar

When the original Library of Congress was burned by the British in 1812, Jefferson sold his personal library of about 6,500 individual volumes to the government to replace it. This became the seed of the huge collections at the Library today. The challenge of this project was to find a means to display this enormous number of books in a powerful and relevant way.

Chermayeff & Geismar

Odyssium Health Gallery

Merit Award
Odyssium Health Gallery, Aldrich Pears Associates

Visitors are invited to take a stroll through a nighttime carnival and test their strengths, skills, and senses while learning about the wonders of the human body. Colorful sideshow banners 'pitch' basic anatomy and body systems. Games of skill and chance provide opportunities to mimic body processes. 'Barkers' reel visitors in with surprising body facts and dare them to step closer and see real human organs.

Aldrich Pears Associates

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