Shari Berman is a founding partner of Evidence Design, an award-winning museum planning and design firm in Brooklyn with a reputation for innovative thinking and outstanding design. A seasoned exhibit planner, graphic designer, and art director, Shari is skilled in designing and executing complex exhibition graphic that span a broad range of subjects in science, technology, and history. As director of 2 dimensional design and media, Shari oversees all interpretive and environmental graphic design, as well as the integration of design programs throughout project media.
Amy Siegel brings over two decades of experience to the design of environmental and print graphics. Since joining C&G in 1998, Amy has planned, designed and managed large as well as small-scale signage and wayfinding programs for institutional, corporate and public clients.
While working on another project at the South Street Seaport Museum, Cooper Joseph Studio’s design team discovered a huge number of tools that had been stored unceremoniously in boxes, then set out on sheets on the floor. The museum had planned to take them off site, but Cooper Joseph suggested the idea of collecting them in an exhibit.
In Fall 2012, the Public Theater opened a major revitalization of its New York home in the former Astor Library, a historic 1854 landmark located on Lafayette Street in East Village. Designed by Ennead Architects, the revitalization is the Public’s first significant upgrade since it opened in the space in 1967. It features a redesigned entry, expanded lobby, and restoration of the façade that adds a canopy and moves the building’s steps back onto the sidewalk.
Investment Technology Group (ITG) is a U.S.-based multinational agency brokerage and financial markets technology firm aimed at a hedge fund and asset management clientele. Landor Associates’ San Francisco office was tasked with extending the ITG brand idea of “decoding signal from noise” to the company’s new headquarters at One Liberty Plaza in New York.
A Beautiful Way to Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery commemorates the 175th anniversary of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Predating both Central Park and Prospect Park, the national historic landmark was one of the most important landscapes of the 19th Century, ultimately influencing the rise of public parks and green space in the U.S.
The Central Park Conservancy works to restore, maintain, and enhance New York City’s Central Park, one of America’s most beloved (and with more than 40 million visitors a year, most used) public urban spaces. With a grant from the Alcoa Foundation, the Conservancy enlisted Landor Associates’ New York office to collaborate on a new trash and recycling initiative. Based on industry research and in-the-field intercepts, the Landor team helped the Conservancy develop a multi-pronged approach to address the park’s recycling and sustainability challenges.
From 1933 to 1941, European Jews sought haven from the Nazis, reaching out to relatives, friends, even strangers. The exhibition Against the Odds: American Jews & The Rescue of Europe's Refugees 1933-1941 tells the little-known story of the Americans who answered the call. Despite strict immigration laws, these generous few, many immigrants themselves, overcame tremendous obstacles to help the Jewish refugees to safety.
Civic construction work—generally maligned while in progress, and taken for granted once finished—rarely receives the recognition it deserves for providing the necessary foundation for a thriving city. In 2013, the New York City Department of Design and Construction participated in the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival, and wanted to communicate the benefits of its work directly to the public. The DDC’s Office of Creative Services conceived of a “Civic Values Walking Tour” of a variety of DDC projects within the immediate vicinity of the New Museum.
New York City Department of Design and Construction, Office of Creative Services