March 2022

IN OUR BACKYARD AND DAKTRONICS TEAM UP TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Daktronics Member News 3.30.22

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Bend, OR, Mar 29, 2022 -A national anti-human trafficking nonprofit IN OUR BACKYARD (IOB) led by a child sex-trafficking survivor along with volunteers, law enforcement, government agencies, and local nonprofits teamed up to raise awareness and fight human trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl host city. Within one week of the big game 17 of the 36 children posted in the IOB Missing Children Booklets were recovered through collaborative efforts with law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department reported 183 arrests of alleged sex buyers and 30 suspected traffickers, as well as 65 adults and 7 minors recovered. See www.InOurBackyard.org to read the complete Super Bowl Executive Summary. Human trafficking happens 365 days a year throughout the United States and risk increases around large events like the Super Bowl due to the entertainment and party atmosphere.

Bassetti Architects - Transformational Identity

Bassetti Architects - Transformational Identity

BTA has recently rebranded as the Transformational Advisory Group. 

Blending into the staccato of storefronts across the brick façade of the Landmarked Smith Building in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square you will find the financial services offices of Burns Toussaint and Associates, BTA Group. One glimpse beyond the threshold and the space is visually transformed into a contemporary office inhabited by people who want to create legacies for their clients and empower their communities. 

Guide Offers Free Web Training April 5th — Wayfinding for the Built Environment

Guide Offers Free Web Training April 5th — Wayfinding for the Built Environment

Member Kevin Fromet, Senior Design & Wayfinding Consultant of Guide, will present a free webinar on April 5, 2022  "Wayfinding for the Built Environment".

We have seen many projects handle signage simply as a necessary line item. Code signs that are required to allow your building to be open and put to use. Not much attention is put to the design and utilization of signage to set the tone and experience for the built environment — which makes it look like an afterthought.

Simon Inc Celebrates Local Colour

Simon Inc Celebrates Local Colour

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London-based design agency Simon Inc are delighted to see their latest graphic installation completed in Brentford town centre.

Brentford is a traditionally working class area in West London which has been almost completely overtaken over recent years by “luxury living” developments. Resentment runs high amoungst the existing community who feel that they have been pushed aside in a tsunami of planning decisions and construction which will exclude all but a very few local people.

Maynard Design Group Acquires Transport Design Consultancy To Build A Leading International Transport Design Practice

The Maynard Group Acquires  Transport Design Consultancy  To Build A Leading International  Transport Design Practice

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Maynard Design Group has announced the acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy (TDC) in a merger that brings together the two original pioneers of the multi-disciplinary transport design consultancy sector.

Maynard Design Group will become the most experienced multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector with over 400 projects delivered in 17 countries combined over the last 20 years, positively impacting over 3.5 billion journeys taken by people every year.

Paula Rees Featured in Fortune Magazine With Article About Female Design Educator and Innovator Sarah Turnbull

Sara Little paints at her desk, circa 1930s. Little guided product design efforts by industry giants such as 3M and Corning Glass over the course of her long career. COURTSEY OF CENTER FOR DESIGN INSTITUTE

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Long time member Paula Rees wrote an article featured in Fortune Magazine titled "How this woman you’ve never heard of shaped our world", about a legendary female design educator and innovator Sarah Turnbull.

From Fortune Magazine:

"Why do we need National Women’s History Month? Because you’ve never heard of her. Which “her” am I talking about? In this case, a woman who changed how we live and designed products that saved lives.

Visual Communications Is Now Part Of Whitney Veigas

Visual Communications Is Now Part Of Whitney Veigas

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Whitney Veigas, a leading EGD firm based in Boston, announced today its expansion into the Midwestern US market with the acquisition of Visual Communications, Inc. (VCI). Starting in 1991, the team of Cheryl Long O’Donnell, Richard Lang, and Constance Carlson has successfully built VCI into the dominant signage design firm in Minneapolis—St. Paul by offering their clients a full spectrum of wayfinding, master planning, and documentation services.

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