Honor

Hobsonville Point Habitat Markers

Honor Award 2020
Hobsonville Point Habitat Markers

Interventions that attract attention and reveal what might live there are connecting people to place at Hobsonville Point—a medium-density suburb designed with the infrastructure necessary to generate a socially successful and sustainable community. Without explanation or instruction, these architectural objects create a unique and memorable user experience. Solving the client’s desire for inhabitants of Hobsonville to come to know the natural community that they live among in addition to the human one.

Rising Together: The Black Experience with Police in America

Honor Award 2020
Rising Together: The Black Experience with Police in America

Isometric collaborated with Google on the design of an immersive exhibition that narrates the Black American experience with police through ethnographic vignettes, historical context, and carefully curated data. As part of Google’s ongoing work to investigate the role of technology in addressing injustice, the exhibition was an interactive report that summarized two years of research. 

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Honor Award 2020
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

In 2018, after a two-year renovation, the landmark building reopened as the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice; more than a headquarters, the center is a vibrant, accessible hub for champions of social justice. The engaging brand expression program draws inspiration from the building’s 1960s period while visually complementing the organization’s evocative art collection. The design concept “A Bold Whisper” expresses the Foundation’s quiet confidence in its mission and key international initiatives.

V&A Wayfinding

Honor Award 2020
V&A Wayfinding

Over the last 10 years, visitor numbers at the V&A have tripled. In order to protect its future, the design team was asked to create a comprehensive wayfinding system unifying seven miles of galleries across three interconnected buildings, five temporary exhibition spaces, four shops, three cafés and 60,000 objects to enable the V&A’s 4 million annual visitors from across the world to explore the museum with renewed confidence and curiosity.

Aluksne Banitis Station

Honor Award 2019
Best of Show Award 2019
Aluksne Banitis Station

This multimedia exhibition is dedicated to a unique narrow-gauge railway line in Europe that is not only a place for the preservation of collective memory but is still operational today. The goal of the exhibition design was to create a virtual journey within a stationary space by means of a story about the history of the railway and its technical aspects, which would highlight the importance of local industrial heritage in the context of broader transport history.

Cornell Tech

Honor Award 2019
Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech is a new campus for technology on New York’s Roosevelt Island. Located in the East River between Midtown Manhattan and Long Island City, the graduate school is poised to become a global center for collaboration and innovation.

The digital age is making it easier, faster and cheaper to develop new products and services than ever before. Cornell Tech is building a diverse environment of academics and practitioners who excel at imagining, researching and building digitally-enabled products and services to directly address societal and commercial needs.

The Seven Worlds of Vladimir Vysotsky

Honor Award 2019
The Seven Worlds of Vladimir Vysotsky

"Hallways: Seven Worlds of Vladimir Vysotsky" at The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow is an immersive multimedia exhibition dedicated to the work of Vladimir Vysotsky, a 20th-century Russian poet, songwriter and actor, who is a revered cultural icon in Russia and beyond. Visitors enter the world of his songs, brought to life through a series of recreated environments that reoccur in his work.

Anglers' Seats

Honor Award 2019
Anglers' Seats

By creating a visual reference to an aquatic plant, the Bog Arum (Calla Palustris) that one occasionally finds on lake shores around Latvia, the Design Studio H2E team created special angling spaces on Lake Aluksne. In a unique way, these anglers’ seats combine a functional aspect with information about species of fish in the lake and the richness of the culture and nature of the surrounding area.

Yulha Art Lounge

Honor Award 2019
Yulha Art Lounge

There are a number of reasons why some public spaces get left behind in the midst of development and progress, like: illegal dumping, restrictive access, severe restrictions on zoning, lack of funding, lack of interest, etc. The project location had all of these challenges—and more.

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