Materials

Design for a Living World Exhibit

Design for a living world - Cooper Hewitt Museum

Design for a Living World

A landmark exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt casts designers as champions of conservation.

The concept of “truth to materials” is nothing new in the design world. Even before the modern architecture movement made it a central canon, designers have always had a love affair with materials, inspired by their textures and behaviors and often testing their limits.

U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters

LEED and Then Some

The USGBC finds its voice in a new space that tells the story of its trajectory from ideals to international influence.

In April 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council launched LEED Version 3, its next-generation environmental rating system for buildings. The strength of the new system, says USGBC, is its leveraging of new building technologies and its “consensus-based, transparent, ongoing development cycle.”

National Mall Signage and Wayfinding

With All Due Respect

A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.

When Pierre L’Enfant envisioned a “Grand Avenue” that would serve as the central axis and monumental core of the District of Columbia, he dreamt of ceremonial spaces and a tree-lined boulevard "…four hundred feet in breadth, and about a mile in length, bordered by gardens, ending in a slope from the houses on each side..."

Harry Spetnagel

2009 SEGD Green Committee Distinguished Member Award honoree. Harry Spetnagel is an Associate Design Director in Gensler’s Denver office. He joined Gensler in 2006 with more than 15 years experience in sign design and fabrication.

Harry Spetnagel
Gensler
Denver, CO

Dave Miller

2009 SEGD Green Committee Distinguished Member Award honoree

Dave is responsible for the vision and strategy that supports Novas organizational performance. In addition to developing the strategic path to best support Design & Fabrication, Dave Manages Global Business Operations with offices in North America, Europe, The Middle East & Australia.

Dave Miller
Nova Polymers
Grand Rapids, MI

Tom Horton

2009 SEGD Green Committee, Distinguished Member Award honoree

Thomas Horton, Senior Associate at Gensler, serves as the firm’s environmental graphic design director in the San Francisco Brand Design Studio.

Tom Horton
Gensler
San Francisco, CA

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