Honor

"The Truth is Local" Experiential Storefronts

Honor Award 2020
Sylvia Harris Award 2020
"The Truth is Local" Experiential Storefronts

As the local journalism crisis deepens, with thousands of local news outlets shuttering across the country, The New York Times has renewed its focus on covering their own home base. The Times has a rich tradition of reporting in New York, but because of the publication’s political and international coverage, many New Yorkers don’t think of it as a local news source.  

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Honor Award 2020
Best of Show Award 2020
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The environmental graphic design of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (National Lynching Memorial) in Montgomery, Alabama was a collaboration between the Equal Justice Initiative, MASS Design Group (architects) and Small Stuff with collaborator afreeman (environmental graphic design).

The overall context and purpose of the project is best described by the Equal Justice Initiative:

Gimpo International Airport: Info Inclusive for Everyone

Honor Award 2020
Gimpo International Airport: Info Inclusive for Everyone

With an annual passenger load of over 24 million passengers annually, servicing over 60 international destinations and all domestic flights, Gimpo International Airport is an extremely active and bustling airport for its size. Seoul-based design firm Yieum Partners’ primary role on the Gimpo remodel project was to create a new total wayfinding solution from points of entry all the way to the final departure gates.

1MQ Workplace

Honor Award 2020
1MQ Workplace

One Melbourne Quarter, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southern Cross Precinct, is a new center for business, and home to a new workplace HQ spanning five levels that occupy over 9,500sqm.  As part of the overall office design, the design team’s scope was to provide signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics for the new space.

Louisiana Children's Museum

Honor Award 2020
Louisiana Children's Museum

The beloved Louisiana Children’s Museum was housed for 30 years in the Warehouse District of New Orleans before expanding to a stunning new 8.5-acre site in City Park. Studio Matthews’ part of the project encompassed the design of a new brand as well as signage, interpretation, environmental graphics, and donor recognition throughout the new indoor/outdoor site.

New Glass Now

Honor Award 2020
New Glass Now

100 artists, designers, and architects from more than 25 countries bring glass to life in this immersive exhibition featuring objects, lighting, videos, and multi-media installations. The selected artworks demonstrate the diversity of their makers and their skills, ranging from timely political commentary and investigations of the materiality of glass to explorations at the intersection of high-technology, tradition and the hand. The show includes emerging artists to established professionals representing nearly every glass working technique.

The Parlors

Honor Award 2020
The Parlors

In order to preserve and respect the integrity of the historic Thomas Cole house, the design team carefully considered where to intervene with technology, seamlessly integrating the experiences into the architecture and furniture.

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Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop

Honor Award 2020
Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop

Despite a growing movement for corporate diversity and bias trainings, many employees still experience the dehumanizing and daily impacts of bias and discrimination. We’ve become more informed, but not necessarily transformed.

As experience designers, the team believed that addressing bias in our own workplaces and culture required a new approach—to shift these trainings from intellectual understanding to emotional awakening. Make Some Room is an immersive workshop that marries storytelling and space to change hearts, not just minds.

International Airport "Gagarin" Art Exposition

Honor Award 2020
International Airport "Gagarin" Art Exposition

Gagarin International Airport in Saratov, Russia was built from scratch in an open field and put into operation in September 2019 featuring а permanent interactive exhibition.The client initiated the project to provide a superb passenger experience: amusing, educating and entertaining passengers while they’re waiting for flights. Seven installations trigger all senses and create truly immersive experience—any visitor becomes an explorer prepared to take a flight just like Gagarin did.

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