Honor 2010

The Official NYC Information Center

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The Official NYC Information Center, NYC & Company, Local Projects, WXY Architecture

Located just north of Times Square, The Official NYC Information Center integrates architecture and media into a seamless experience. The centerpiece of the experience is a bank of three large interactive map tables. By placing a “You are here” disc on the table, visitors can explore the city and create custom guidebooks that can be emailed, sent via SMS, or printed. Visitors can also see their saved places on a large-scale, Google Earth fly-through.

Local Projects (media design), WXY Architecture (architecture)

Rugerero Survivors Village

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Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Cooperative, ex;it Foundation

Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative

Through the work of the ex;it Foundation and its founder, Alan Jacobson, the Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative near Gisenyi, in western Rwanda, has been operating since 2008 in a neglected building near the village.

The foundation has worked with 50 Rwandan genocide survivors to create this rare opportunity for income-producing activities, with the goal of improving living conditions in the village, including health and education.

ex;it Foundation

Sunflower Oil Project

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Sunflower Oil Project, Rugerero Sunflower Oil Cooperative, Drexel University, ex;it Foundation

Since helping to establish the Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative in 2008, near the western Rwandan village of Gisenyi, the ex;it Foundation and its founder, Alan Jacobson, continue to support the cooperative in promoting the sales of its locally produced cooking oil.

The foundation has worked with 50 Rwandan genocide survivors to create this rare opportunity for income-producing activities, with the goal of improving living conditions in the village, including health and education.

Graphic Design students from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, ex;it Foundation

The Wayfinding Handbook

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The Wayfinding Handbook, Princeton Architectural Press, Two Twelve

Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? Consciously or not, we ask such questions every day as we navigate the places and spaces of our lives. Whether we find ourselves in a museum, hospital, train station, park, or street in an unfamiliar city, we depend on systems of visual, audible, and tactile cues not only to lead the way, but also to keep us safe. They are the fundamental questions of wayfinding—a process that encompasses both the experience of choosing a path within a built environment and the set of design elements that aid in such a decision.

Two Twelve

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