Scrabble on the Cincinnati Skyline is an interactive experience that utilizes Cincinnati's horizon as a backdrop for a visual game. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center becomes the axis point for this experience, which then weaves itself through the surrounding riverfront area.
Mike Ruehlman, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
This exhibit captures a view of life through the eyes of five Japanese children by introducing a typical Japanese classroom and five different home and family settings. The exhibit goals are to foster awareness and understanding among children in the U.S. for people from other cultures, provide compelling exhibition experiences in Japanese culture, and learn about the complexity of a specific culture: Japan.
This new mixed-use retail and office complex is in the heart of a port city in southwest China. As part of a redevelopment master plan, the city commissioned the design of a central park and plaza, to be anchored by the Jianianhua building. To counteract the grayness of the region and respond to the intense visual activity of the city center, the building elevates the potential of environmental graphics as civic art form.
The goal of this project was to create an environment that reflects both outstanding athletic and academic achievement. A collage of images represent each athletic program at the university. Complementing these images are action shots of various student athletes participating in each individual sport and a video display. Moving into the study area, viewers are able to follow an abstract time line honoring past Academic All-Americans and their achievements.
If healthcare is considered as a journey, then why not provide tools to support all phases of the process, from the time an appointment is made, through to leaving the scheduled procedure? In fact, why not measure how the visitor experiences navigating the facility and use the findings to guide the priorities of a phased implementation plan? Lankenau Hospital agreed with this cutting-edge approach and undertook a program of pre-arrival destination cards, wayfinding guides, exterior and interior signage, and volunteer training.
The communication goal for this internal brand gathering was to engage and encourage managers and owners to think differently about their roles within the company as it moves away from a focus on real estate to a vision of the collection of Starwood lifestyle brands. The role of the environmental graphic designers was to immerse them in the brand-centric vision, excite, and surprise them with multi-sensory experiences as they mingled in a large lobby space.
The Rwanda Healing Project is a two-year, multi-dimensional art project that expands the boundaries of art and design in the environment as a vehicle for social change. It aims to engage 100 female-headed families with several hundred children from the Survivors Village in the Cyanzarwe District and dozens of workers and volunteers from the nearby city of Gisenyi. The residents of the village are survivors of the genocide and refugees left homeless.
This exhibit illustrates the importance of unique design development approach paradigms in achieving revolutionary results.
Smart Cars and other iconic objects were displayed as examples of successful paradigm shifts in practice. The architectural transformation of 340 Madison, a recently redeveloped and redefined Midtown Manhattan office building, is also integrated into the exhibit.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light celebrates the liturgical traditions of the Catholic faith through the vocabulary of 21st century design and technology. Located in downtown Oakland, Calif., the 226,000-sq.-ft. cathedral complex was designed to offer a sense of solace, spiritual renewal, and respite from the secular world.