Nevada

Clifford Selbert and Robin Perkins, SEGD Fellows

Clifford Selbert & Robin Perkins

Monumental Achievements

SEGD Fellows Clifford Selbert and Robin Perkins add dramatic scale, emotion––and most of all, stories––to the urban landscape.

Landscape architect/graphic designer Clifford Selbert and graphic designer/sculptor Robin Perkins teamed up in the late 1980s and, in the ensuing 25 years, they have collaborated with a wide range of municipalities, public agencies, owners, developers, and architects to create landmark projects that connect stories to places using art, communications, and environments.

Burning Man

Photo of the Burning Man efigy on top of a pyramid in the Desert

Playing with Fire

Burning Man is an anarchistic art festival, pop-up city, and laboratory for social experimentation.

Tumultuous, thundering cheers echo into the evening air as fireworks begin to pierce the inky sky above the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A 40-foot-tall wooden effigy rises into the air atop a 50-foot pedestal, waiting silently, patiently for his moment. His countdown clock reads 00:00:00.

There is a sudden flash of light, a tremendous WHOMP, and Burning Man ignites.

Hard Rock Cafe Interactive Exhibits

A Piece of the Rock

Hard Rock’s interactive displays put guests in touch with the magic of rock ’n’ roll.

It may have Cafe or Hotel in the name, but Hard Rock is as much a museum as it is restaurant, hotel, or casino. Its vast memorabilia collection chronicles the history and legacy of rock ’n’ roll, from Eric Clapton’s red Fender Lead II guitar to Jim Morrison’s ripped leather pants. Its more than 72,000 pieces of rock ’n’ roll history are divided among 161 locations worldwide, giving guests in each city just glimpses of the complete collection.

Participatory Public Art

Putting the “Public” in Public Art

From the SEGD archives, a new era of public art is collaborative, viral, and above all participatory.

Traditional public art is an interesting contradiction in terms—one that often has very little to do with the public, says Andrew Shoben, founder of Greyworld, a London-based artists’ group that creates installations in public spaces.

Levi's Mothership Exhibit

Honor Award
Levi's Mothership Exhibit, Foote, Cone and Belding, Mauk Design

The primary objective of this trade show exhibit was to position the Levi Strauss brands as leaders of men's apparel trends. The company's former exhibit occupied 20,000 square feet in the farthest corner of the exhibit hall and had struggled through twenty years of use. In redesigning its trade show exhibit, the client was aware that a massive "corporate" exhibit would alienate buyers focused on unique, individual style. The solution was a metaphor of exhibit as village. A wide variety of elements was set in a loose visual framework.

Mauk Design

Zamias/First Union

Merit Award
Zamias/First Union, Zamias Services, Lorenc+Yoo Design

Zamias Services is an owner and developer of secondary market centers throughout the United States. The exhibit design is inspired by an agora – a Greek marketplace – presenting Zamias Services as a company firmly grounded in tradition with its eye squarely focused on the future. This "modern-classic" theme gives visitors the impression of walking through a marketplace, surrounded by display windows filled with items for sale, while a graphic wall frieze tells the company's story.

Lorenc+Yoo Design

Desert Passage at the Aladdin

Merit Award
Desert Passage at the Aladdin, Trizec Hahn, RTKL Associates

Desert Passage is the centerpiece of the Aladdin Hotel & Casino resort in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The primary goal at the outset of the project was to create a completely immersive environment so compelling and authentic in its detailing that it would transport guests to a different place and time. Environmental graphic design began with the creation of a story line that took the visitor on a retail "journey" retracing the ancient spice routes from Morocco to India.

RTKL Associates

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