Merit 2003

Challenging Structure

Merit Award, Lot with a Little
Challenging Structure, Cleveland Museum of Art

The intent of this exhibition was to convey the process by which contemporary architect Frank Gehry designs a building, in particular the Peter B. Lewis Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. To make the gallery feel like a working space, worktables like those used in a model-making studio were constructed out of plywood, two-by-fours, and carriage bolts. The basic steps of the Gehry process were simplified into five sections, communicated through didactic text panels made of aluminum but fashioned to look like stainless steel.

Cleveland Museum of Art

The L!BRARY Initiative

Merit Award, Lot with a Little
The L!BRARY Initiative, Robin Hood Foundation, Pentagram

The Robin Hood Foundation initiated an effort to remodel or create libraries in ten neglected New York City public elementary schools with money raised from corporate donors. The graphic designers named the project The L!BRARY Initiative and designed a simple, flexible identity based on the word-mark. This was extended into signage and other environmental graphics at each of the libraries, each of which is tailored to its school and student body.

Pentagram

Westside Children's Center

Merit Award, Lot with a Little
Westside Children's Center, Lane + Lane Inc. Design Office

The designers sough to create a child-focused, friendly, easy-to-understand environmental graphic design program that remained consistent with the identity that they previously established – the identity consists of five children's hands of different shades arranged to form a star-like shape. They used handprints from children involved in Westside Children's Center programs as the centerpiece of the system. The primary focus was to design everything with the child in mind as well as adhere to necessary code requirements.

Lane + Lane Inc. Design Office

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