Merit 2000

Monsanto Childcare Center

Merit Award
Monsanto Childcare Center, Monsanto Company, Hellmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum, Tempus Fugit

On Monsanto's St. Louis campus, HOK teamed with Tempus Fugit to produce a whimsical signage solution to the Child Development Center. Interior and exterior graphics use a mixture of loose, handwritten and tight typeset fonts within each legend to represent the combination of children and adults that occupy the facility. All the sign elements attempted to use familiar residential elements in their construction. Many were retail purchased toys repurposed for sign content.

Hellmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum, Tempus Fugit

Nike World Campus North Expansion

Merit Award
Nike World Campus North Expansion, Ambrosini Design

The challenge was to create a unique thematic pedestrian and vehicular signage/wayfinding program for Nike's one million-square-foot expansion. The interior graphics program is specific to each building. Wayfinding and identity elements incorporate photoetched images of the athletes after whom each particular building is named. The signage program reflects the architecture through the use of similar shapes and finishes. Further expression of architecture is achieved through layering and the use of custom forms.

Ambrosini Design

Nike World Campus: The Park

Merit Award
Nike World Campus: The Park, Ambrosini Design

The Nike Campus Expansion included a 1,500-car parking garage to accommodate the increased employee capacity. Dubbed "The Park," theming focused on famous sports venues, one venue dedicated to each level. Veiling structure is a translucent digital mural depicting all venues and the famous athletes who played there. This theming approach is carried into the elevator lobbies and vehicle directional signage, where it functions to enhance wayfinding. Part of "The Park" includes theming for the inter-campus bus system.

Ambrosini Design

Paradise Valley Mall Children's Playcourt

Merit Award
Paradise Valley Mall Children's Playcourt, Westcor Partners, Thinking Caps

Thinking Caps teamed with Westcor Partners to bring a new concept to one of their retail mall properties in Phoenix, Arizona. At Paradise Valley Mall, Paradise Valley Hospital is the sponsorship partner with Westcor for this children's play area. Thinking Caps developed an overall theme that compliments the larger community message of Paradise Valley Hospital; "A Recipe for a Healthy Me." The court features a collection of huge soft play objects, all representing five healthy lifestyle choices for kids: fresh air, exercise, good food, education and rest.

Thinking Caps

Pasadena Unified School District

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Pasadena Unified School District, Hunt Design Associates

The aim of this project was to remind the public in the Pasadena School District about the many improvement projects underway in local schools. Many of these improvements were indoors and not visible to passersby. Designed to be attention-getting, these signs were installed for 90 days to identify 40 school construction sites. The signs feature a "transparent" design to see through to the school, and were fabricated using low-tech materials on an extremely modest budget of $400 each.

Hunt Design

Salem State College

Merit Award
Salem State College, Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative

SPD created a communications master plan, and a bold new identity for Salem State College. The new identity incorporates contemporary imagery and was applied to a wide variety of merchandise, print and environmental communications. The comprehensive communications program unified editorial and visual messages to powerfully position Salem State among all of its constituencies.

SGI - Geneva Telecom '99

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SGI - Geneva Telecom '99, Nth Degree

SGI dramatically illustrated the media streaming capabilities of its new ORIGIN 2000 server by placing the server at the core of its exhibit and using it to power 138 separate monitors. The design of the structure was a cone that emerges from the top of the server and extends to power a serpentine wall of monitors. Moving light coming from the cone and sweeping across the translucent cylinder emphasized the power of the video stream emanating from the server.

Nth Degree

Teledesic Headquarters

Merit Award
Teledesic Headquarters, NBBJ Graphic Design

This project is a comprehensive interior and exterior signage program for the world headquarters of Teledesic, the builder of an "internet in the sky" communications system. The signage references 1960s-inspired space themes to reflect the company's personality and pioneering vision of worldwide telecommunications. The sign panel shape, reminiscent of the company's logo, utilizes images from Martians to constellations for a stellar effect.

NBBJ Graphic Design

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