Los Angeles

Guadalupe Wedding Chapel

Jury Award
Guadalupe Wedding Chapel, Marie & Julliano Morchon, Romero Thorsen Design

The Guadalupe Wedding Chapel is located within the historic district of Downtown Los Angeles, California. The core market demographic is 90% Latin. This second-generation, family-owned business has come to fruition through the creation of a brand image embracing the elements of romance and emotion found in classic architecture, warm interiors, and decorative finishes. Beyond the threshold of the entry lobby lay five individually styled micro-chapels which cater to hundreds of families and couples each week.

Romero Thorsen Design

Team America

Jury Award
Team America, Paramount Pictures, Rockwell Group

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the wits who created South Park, tapped Rockwell Group to collaborate on the art direction for their new film, Team America. Rockwell Group led the production team in the creation of the film's unique and unexpected visual language. Simplified views of the cities and settings reflect the myopic viewpoint that Team America has as the World Police force.

Rockwell Group

A Sign of Democracy

Jury Award
A Sign of Democracy, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, C&G Partners

This classic, dynamic flap sign was designed and commissioned to display inspirational quotes, poems, questions, and statements about democracy rather than train timetables. Unlike normal flap signs, this one has no labels or markings on it other than the letters that appear when the flaps move. When it is blank, it is mute.

 

C&G Partners

Universal Studios AMC Cinema Graphics

Merit Award
Universal Studios AMC Cinema Graphics, Universal Studios Hollywood, Sussman/Prejza & Company

The renovation of the AMC Cinema at Universal City Walk has raised the bar for movie-going experiences in Los Angeles. After large architectural gestures proved to be unfeasible, the design team was brought on to make a bold graphic statement within the confines of the existing structure and a limited budget. The first task was to create the “big idea” that the targeted demographic would respond to. Since the majority of City Walk movie-goers are 18 to 25 years old, the design team created a visual statement that would appeal to this age group.

Sussman/Prejza & Company

LAPD Memorial

Honor Award
LAPD Memorial, Los Angeles Police Foundation, Gensler

Situated on the plaza to the east of the new Los Angeles Police Administration Building, the Memorial for Fallen Officers is a wall of brass and light that marks a transition between the plaza’s formal and informal spaces. From a distance, the 32-ft.-long, 12-ft.-high memorial appears as a solid wall of lit brass. As visitors approach, it becomes evident that the wall is, in fact, a vast assemblage of precision-cut brass plates with custom-drawn letterforms spelling out the names of 202 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.

Gensler

Metro Opposites Campaign

Merit Award
Metro Opposites Campaign, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro Creative Services

Metro’s Opposites campaign, which debuted in August 2008, sought to promote Metro ridership and raise awareness of its services both directly with consumers and through business-to-business channels. Its initial goal was to increase ridership and raise awareness of Metro and its many services, which seek to improve mobility and quality of life in the region. But the overall program was also born of a strategic and timely idea.

Metro Creative Services

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

Cody Clark

Cody Clark leads Environmental Graphics services in the Los Angeles Environments Studio of RTKL. Cody Clark specializes in wayfinding and environmental graphics for mixed-use retail, residential, office, civic, hospitality and healthcare projects. Cody Clark’s expertise has contributed to an exemplary portfolio of award-winning projects and publications. 

In addition to his contributions to the practice, Cody Clark teaches in the Environmental Design Department at Art Center College of Design and has served as the Los Angeles and Southern California Chair for SEGD.

Cody Clark, Principal RSM Design, Los Angeles, California
RSM Design
Los Angeles

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