New York

New York's Moynihan

Merit Award
New York's Moynihan, Museum of the City of New York, Pentagram

This exhibition celebrated the long and varied career of the late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Senator Moynihan was an outspoken advocate of public architecture and urban planning. The museum organized the show as a tribute to the "Senator of Design."

Pentagram

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Merit Award
Petra: Lost City of Stone, American Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History

This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on the ancient city of Petra, located in modern-day Jordan. It features approximately 200 artifacts, including architectural fragments and sculptures, ceramics, and decorative stuccowork. The challenge for this show was to evoke a powerful site without literally recreating it.

American Museum of Natural History

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School

Merit Award
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School, Pentagram

In 2004, the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service moved from a vintage Georgian building on Washington Square Park to a loft in the Puck Building in Soho. Collaborating with project architects Suben/Dougherty Partnership, Pentagram created environmental graphics that integrate the school's mission with its unique building. The interior circulation is grid-like and reminiscent of city streets. The designers created an identity and visual language for the school's printed promotions, and extended this to the environmental graphics for the school.

Pentagram

Downtown NYC

Jury Award
Downtown NYC: A Proposal for Lower Manhattan, Cassandra Tai-Marcellini, Pratt Institute

Downtown NYC: A Proposal for Lower Manhattan

This plan creates a renewed sense of place as the neighborhood rebuilds, pays homage to Downtown's importance to the beginning of the city's history, and looks confidently toward its bright future.

Cassandra Tai-Marcellini, Pratt Institute

Off the Wall

Special Mention Award
Off the Wall, SEGD, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

This exhibit is an educational collaboration between SEGD and AIGA, inviting visitors to experience dimensions of communications and information, wayfinding and signs, identity and environments, and interpretive exhibits and retail.

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Think Modern/Think Classic

Honor Award
Think Modern/Think Classic, Macklowe Properties, SITQ, Graham Hanson Design

This exhibit illustrates the importance of unique design development approach paradigms in achieving revolutionary results.

Smart Cars and other iconic objects were displayed as examples of successful paradigm shifts in practice. The architectural transformation of 340 Madison, a recently redeveloped and redefined Midtown Manhattan office building, is also integrated into the exhibit.

GHD Partners

Darwin

Merit Award
Darwin, American Museum of Natural History

The exhibit design refers to the Victorian context of Darwin's work, with dark wood and brass cases, while incorporating a contemporary perspective. It moves back and forth from an ordered rectilinear world with decorous Victorian detail, for the sections focusing on Darwin's life, to curving organic shapes in the areas where discovery and science prevail. The section on the Beagle voyage is organized into little islands of content, and the pathway through the exhibit is evocative of the circuitous voyage itself.

Eat and Be Eaten

Merit Award
Eat and Be Eaten, Libert Science Center

Eat and Be Eaten began as an exhibition when Liberty Science Center needed to keep its live animal collection while its main building was closed for expansion. It would be on display for two years in temporary space and then move back to the main building upon completion of the renovation. It was designed as a modular system of durable hexagonal structures that could easily be reconfigured and expanded.

Liberty Science Center

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