Merit 2008

Good Housekeeping Institute Exhibit

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Good Housekeeping Institute Exhibit, Hearst Corporation, C&G Partners

A highlight of Sir Norman Foster’s new landmark Hearst Building in Manhattan is an exhibition and tour program for one of the company’s most iconic and enduring publications, Good Housekeeping magazine.

The tour celebrates and interprets the Good Housekeeping Institute’s century of commitment to America’s consumers and women’s advocacy, also introducing visitors to the rigorous tests carried out by the Institute’s various departments.

C&G Partners

Home Depot Design Center

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Home Depot Design Center, Home Depot, Little

The Home Depot Design Center is the next-generation store concept by the venerable big-box retailer. In this innovative concept, the second-largest retailer in the world aimed to shed its unrefined warehouse image, suitable for contractors and hard-core do-it-yourselfers, in favor of a more polished look to attract a younger, urban demographic with a “do-it-for-me” mentality and a need for complete design solutions.

Little

Manchester Civil Justice Centre Signage

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre Signage, Emerystudio

The Manchester Civil Justice Centre is the largest civil court built in England in the last 100 years. The landmark 14-story building, part of a large city-center redevelopment project, was designed by Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall following an international design competition. It opened in October 2007 and achieved an “excellent” rating from the Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM) system, similar to LEED.

Emerystudio

Rallye BMW Facade

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Rallye BMW Facade, HLW International LLP

Rallye BMW had outgrown its existing cramped, outdated space and was in jeopardy of losing its BMW franchise. In addition to needing a larger and newer facility, Rallye wanted to create a destination for new and existing clients, as well as a place where staff would be proud to work. The result is a 92,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility worthy of its clients, its employees, and the BMW brand.

HLW International LLP

Reinventing the Globe

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Reinventing the Globe, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group

Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century

As part of Washington, DC’s citywide Shakespeare Festival, the National Building Museum presented Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, an exhibition conceived to encourage a reconsideration of the spaces designed to accommodate dramatic performances.

Rockwell Group

San-Ai Clinic Color and Signage Design

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San-Ai Clinic Color and Signage Design, San-Ai Kai Medical Corp., MED

San-Ai Clinic is a rehabiliation facility that recently undertook a renovation and expansion, almost doubling its usable space for rehabilitation activities.

Purposely designed free of elaborate appointments, the space features open spaces, high ceilings, and no partitions—creating a modern, friendly environment. The space is divided into 12 functional areas and patient therapy is not limited to any one space; patients can move from area to area in circuit-training fashion.

MED

Santa Monica Civic Center

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Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure Signage, Forest City Residential West, Electroland, LLC

Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure Signage

The goal of Enteractive, an interactive installation located at 11th and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles, was not only to enliven a public space and create a unique sense of place, but to create an experience that allows people to relate to architecture on a human scale.

Electroland, LLC

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