Merit 2004

Wattis Institute Entry Facade

Honor Award
Wattis Institute Entry Facade, California College of the Arts, Thom Faulders/Beige Design

This project provides a new, highly visible interior façade and entry vestibule for the CCAC Wattis Institute, located in the old Greyhound bus warehouse that is currently home to the California College of the Arts. The Institute is non-profit gallery space displaying contemporary art and design exhibitions and events.

Thom Faulders/Beige Design

Apple Soho

Merit Award
Apple Soho, Apple Computer, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect, Apple Graphic Design, Eight, Inc.

During this building's former life as a U.S. Post Office, it was designated as Station A – which now presents a clever branding opportunity. Today the A is for Apple.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect, Apple Graphic Design, Eight, Inc.

Bond Street Wharf

Merit Award
Bond Street Wharf, Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse, RTKL Associates, ID8 of RTKL

Fells Point, one of Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods, began as a bustling shipbuilding and shipping center in colonial America and is today experiencing a revival. The area retains its charm with cobblestone streets, old saloons, and countless boats – many still carrying goods to harbor-side warehouses such as Bond Street Wharf, a structure recently rebuilt after it was burned down for the movie Avalon.

ID8 of RTKL

The Cloud Foundation Sign System

Merit Award
The Cloud Foundation Sign System, plus design

The Cloud Foundation is about the process of at-risk children realizing their dreams through the arts. The concept was to create a sign system that reminds the user of being a child, lying on the grass, and looking up to the bright blue sky to see the clouds…imagining the possibilities. The challenge was finding materials that felt cloud-like, semi-opaque but not transparent, light, and fluffy.

plus design

Doc Johnson Exhibit

Merit Award
Doc Johnson Exhibit, Mauk Design

Doc Johnson has become the leader in their field by improving the level of product design, packaging, and the image of sexual toys. They pioneered the use of modern colors and clear shell packaging, so the challenge was to convey the client in a way that separated them from the sleaze so often seen in the industry.

Mauk Design

Fashion Show Las Vegas

Merit Award
Fashion Show Las Vegas, The Rouse Company, Sussman/Prejza & Co.

It's not easy to command attention in glitzy Las Vegas, but Fashion Show Las Vegas is visible by contrast through the use of clean lines and creative technology. Fashion Show's brand/identity references two classic logos associated with the highest standards in fashion: the simple black and white Chanel No. 5 box and the elegant Didot logo of Vogue magazine. The purity of black and white functions as an envelope for all the tenant activity and stands out among the dizzying visual noise that is Las Vegas.

Sussman/Prejza & Co.

Formica Kitchen + Bath Industry Show 2003

Merit Award
Formica Kitchen + Bath Industry Show 2003, Formica Corporation, Kuhlmann Leavitt

A twenty-three-foot rooster asked all to Wake Up to Formica! The message was clear: Formica products still rise and shine after more than eighty years. The runways – two long counters – featured 82 different Formica surfaces including sinks. The simple runway plan was accompanied by irresistible egg-shaped lights and seating. Floating typographic walls defined the perimeter and a minimalist sculpture gallery displayed sample swatches.

Kuhlmann Leavitt

Gutenberg Bible Case and First Photo Case

Merit Award
Gutenberg Bible Case and First Photo Case, Harry Ransom Center, Pentagram

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin houses thirty million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible (c. 1455) and the world's first photograph (c. 1826). Both the Bible case and the first photo case were displayed in the lobby of the Center and viewed in such a way that best represented their individual history, without obscuring the entrance. The displays allowed the viewer to walk around and fully experience the objects.

Pentagram

Hudson River Park

Merit Award
Hudson River Park, Hudson River Park Trust, Emphas!s Design

Hudson River Park Historic Interpretive Master Plan

The Hudson River Park project consists of the redevelopment of 5.5 miles of derelict industrial waterfront on the west side of Manhattan in New York City into upland park and a marine sanctuary.

Emphas!s Design

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