Merit 2011

ASICS Australia

Merit Award
ASICS Australia, THERE Design

ASICS is the world’s third largest shoe company. Their new Sydney offices required a graphic overlay that captured the technical aspects that ASICS footwear and apparel are renowned for.

Working in collaboration with WMK Architecture, THERE Design (Sydney) was asked to highlight the company’s dual focus on movement and technology, providing a stimulating environment while reminding staff and visitors of the company’s core brand values.

THERE Design

Branded Environment

Merit Award
Branded Environment, Confidential financial services client, Ayers Saint Gross

For a financial services corporation’s headquarters overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Ayers Saint Gross developed an environmental graphic design program that serves as a three-dimensional manifestation of its heritage and brand values.

Ayers Saint Gross

Casa do Conto (House of Tales)

Merit Award
Casa do Conto (House of Tales), R2 Design

Casa do Conto, located in an emerging neighborhood of Porto, Portugal, is a 19th century bourgeois home restored as a guesthouse. After suffering a fire only days before its inauguration in 2009, it underwent another restoration project to renew the interiors, including wooden ceilings and ornamental plaster moldings that had been destroyed.

R2 Design

Change Elevators

Merit Award
Change Elevators, University of Washington, University of Washington School of Art, Division of Design

This installation is a unique collaboration between art and business—two distinctly contrasting disciplines at the University of Washington. The School of Art, Division of Design was commissioned to develop a permanent installation for Paccar Hall, their new campus neighbor and the home of the UW Foster School of Business.

University of Washington School of Art, Division of Design

Dis(solve): The Japhet Creek Project

Merit Award
Dis(solve): The Japhet Creek Project, Greater East End Mgmt District, City of Houston Dept of Parks and Rec, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration

Over the past several years, local environmentalists have worked hard to save Japhet Creek, part of the Buffalo Bayou waterway system that is Houston, Texas’ most significant natural resource. Japhet Creek had become a dumping ground, littered with tires, trash, plastic bottles, and rubble.

Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration-School of Art, Graphic Communications Program, Gerald D. Hines College of Arch

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

Merit Award
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, Museum of the City of New York, Cooper Joseph Studio

A result of six years of scholarship, the traveling exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future is the first comprehensive show of Eero Saarinen’s work. The Museum of the City of New York was its sixth venue after the 2006 inaugural opening in Finland. The show includes black and white photography, presentation and working models, furniture, ephemera, animations, drawings, sketches, and blueprints. For this viewing, curators highlighted Saarinen’s connection to New York, and a fresh new identity was generated.

Cooper Joseph Studio

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