A heavily wooded, sloped site hid Cerner's campus from passersby; lack of signage presented wayfinding problems. The challenge was to create not just a sign that announced the home of Cerner, but an "identity structure" that would become an important landmark within the city.
ING Direct, an Internet division of the Dutch banking and insurance conglomerate ING Group, desired to build cafés that could attract both new customers as well as serve existing ones. As an on-line bank, the café would satisfy the need for a "bricks-and-mortar" consumer street presence. The cafes would draw existing and potential customers into an upbeat space where individuals could learn about the company and access their account information.
Zamias Services is an owner and developer of secondary market centers throughout the United States. The exhibit design is inspired by an agora – a Greek marketplace – presenting Zamias Services as a company firmly grounded in tradition with its eye squarely focused on the future. This "modern-classic" theme gives visitors the impression of walking through a marketplace, surrounded by display windows filled with items for sale, while a graphic wall frieze tells the company's story.
The Urban Marker project is part of the newly created Eastbank Esplanade, a 1.3-mile riverfront pedestrian and bicycle corridor funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Portland. The Urban Markers symbolically connect the Eastbank Esplanade to adjacent residential neighborhoods isolated from the river by construction of the interstate highway in the early 1960s.
When the original Library of Congress was burned by the British in 1812, Jefferson sold his personal library of about 6,500 individual volumes to the government to replace it. This became the seed of the huge collections at the Library today. The challenge of this project was to find a means to display this enormous number of books in a powerful and relevant way.
Visitors are invited to take a stroll through a nighttime carnival and test their strengths, skills, and senses while learning about the wonders of the human body. Colorful sideshow banners 'pitch' basic anatomy and body systems. Games of skill and chance provide opportunities to mimic body processes. 'Barkers' reel visitors in with surprising body facts and dare them to step closer and see real human organs.