GDAP 2012

Hollywood Hills Hotel

Merit Award
Hollywood Hills Hotel, Mel and Bernie Adler, Newsom Design

Septuagenarian brothers Mel and Bernie Adler own the Hollywood Hills Hotel; their parents bought the nondescript brick building in 1948. Located on a gritty urban street within walking distance of new glamorous hotels and restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard, the hotel badly needed a refresh. The remodel was a challenge: the budget was modest and the site was messy, with two imperfect buildings (the original 1929 building and a 1970s addition).

Newsom Design

Leeds Street Tree Gates

Merit Award
Leeds Street Tree Gates, Maribyrnong City Council, Melbourne, HeineJones Water

In 2010, Maribyrnong City Council approached HeineJones to design an interpretive solution to describe the function and intent of a new “rain garden” installed as part of a streetscape redevelopment in the city of Footscray. The project included the planting of 22 trees utilizing principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design. Collectively the trees form a rain garden, a system that uses rainfall to wash the streets, water trees, and filter and cleanse the water before it is fed into the local river.

HeineJones

Northeastern University Tribute Portal

Merit Award
Northeastern University Tribute Portal, Northeastern University, Selbert Perkins Design

The Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership is an interactive archway located in the center of the Northeastern University campus in Boston. Selbert Perkins Design, in collaboration with Richard Lewis Media Group, Pressley Landscape Architecture, and Northeastern University, designed the portal to honor 11 groundbreaking engineers who revolutionized aerospace engineering, computer technology, and communications.

Sydney Water: By The Sweat Of Their Brows

Merit Award
Sydney Water: By The Sweat Of Their Brows, Sydney Water, BrandCulture Communications

Potts Hill reservoir has supplied Sydney with its drinking water for well over 100 years, so it is of particular importance to the heritage of this public brand. The site contains the original screening chamber used to remove debris out of the upper canal. The first reservoir was built when the needs of Sydney’s population surpassed the capacity of the canal, and was a significant engineering feat at the time.

BrandCulture Communications

Think

Merit Award
 Think: An Exploration Into Making The World Better, IBM, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, SYPartners, Mirada

Think: An Exploration Into Making The World Better

A cornerstone of IBM’s centennial year celebration, THINK was a multimedia exhibition that brought to life the many ways in which people are making the world work better through innovation. It was free to the public, drawing 25,000+ diverse visitors—from CEOs to school kids—in its month-long run at NYC's Lincoln Center.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates, SYPartners, Mirada

For A Sweet New Year

Jury Award
For A Sweet New Year, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Joseph Studio

Although store-window design is in itself a genre, an emphasis on selling merchandise often dominates the visual theme. To celebrate the Jewish New Year at The Jewish Museum in New York, the curator wanted to use the museum’s windows as a means to celebrate (and, in a way, advertise, the Jewish New Year). She requested something playful, but reflective of the educational mission of the museum and respectful of the building’s historic façade.

Cooper Joseph Studio

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