Merit 2009

The Fighting Third

Merit Award
The Fighting Third, Stephanie Bohl, Drexel University

Stephanie Bohl’s senior thesis project at Drexel University was an exhibit environment for a traveling exhibit space. Her chosen topic was World War II, focusing on the 3rd Marine Division in the Pacific War. Her intent was to create an environment that informed visitors of the realities of war and established a sense of personal connection with the individual soldiers.

Stephanie Bohl, Drexel University

Fortitude Valley Station

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Fortitude Valley Station, QR Passenger Pty. Ltd., The Buchan Group

The inner city suburb of Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Australia, had for many years been the home of venues that nurtured such musical talent as the Saints, the Go Betweens, Powderfinger, Savage Garden, Keith Urban, and the Bee Gees. Now internationally known for its live music and nightclubs, the area's creative arts community and Chinatown precinct have drawn youth and lifestyle fashion retailers, commercial tenants, and significant residential development back to “the Valley.”

The Buchan Group

Hall of Human Origins

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Hall of Human Origins, American Museum of Natural History

The Hall of Human Origins is a permanent 9,000-sq.-ft. exhibit, presenting the history of human evolution from our earliest ancestors millions of years ago to modern Homo sapiens. In a first for an exhibition of its kind, the hall combines the latest in genomic science with up-to-date discoveries in the fossil record.

American Museum of Natural History

Harrah’s Resort Media Façade

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Harrah’s Resort Media Façade, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Tim Hunter Design

Harrah’s goal was to assert itself as the premier resort in Atlantic City by creating a unique and cutting-edge architectural media statement that would command the attention of all visitors coming to and from the city. Harrah’s intention was not to create a giant billboard. Not only would the display be huge, but it would give the Waterfront Tower, the casino’s home, its own personality.

Tim Hunter Design

Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store

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Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store, Hugo Boss AG, Projekttriangle Design Studio

Projekttriangle Design Studio was hired to create the interior graphic design for the new Hugo Boss Orange Monostore in Mannheim, Germany. The new concept store was part of a global campaign for the Hugo Boss Orange label.

Projekttriangle designed a modular graphics concept that has since been implemented in more than 200 stores worldwide.

Projekttriangle Design Studio

Invesco Headquarters

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Invesco Headquarters, Invesco, Gensler

Invesco, a global investment management company based in Atlanta, approached Gensler with a design challenge to create work environments for their new 177,000-sq.-ft., LEED-Silver-certified headquarters space.

The environments needed to be not only beautiful places to work, but also sophisticated communication vehicles for the Invesco brand.

Gensler

Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters

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Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters, fd2s inc.

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $260 million for the fight against cancer. The organization’s new headquarters facility, a renovation of the 30,000-sq.-ft. Gulf Paper warehouse in East Austin, houses foundation staff and also supports the survivorship mission by providing space for programs and activities.

fd2s inc.

McVillage

Merit Award
McVillage, McDonald's, UXUS

McDonald’s commissioned UXUS to create an inspiring children’s activity area for the under-seven set, bringing the theme of “What I eat, what I do” to life. The concept embodies an inspiring, playful, educational, and entertaining area within a McDonald’s restaurant no bigger than 20sqm in space.

The project is primarily executed through large, collage-inspired illustrations. The aesthetic is playful yet visually sophisticated, designed to enhance the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and please both the parents and children.

UXUS

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