New York

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

Rallye BMW Facade

Merit Award
Rallye BMW Facade, HLW International LLP

Rallye BMW had outgrown its existing cramped, outdated space and was in jeopardy of losing its BMW franchise. In addition to needing a larger and newer facility, Rallye wanted to create a destination for new and existing clients, as well as a place where staff would be proud to work. The result is a 92,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility worthy of its clients, its employees, and the BMW brand.

HLW International LLP

Official Signs & Icons 2

Jury Award
Official Signs & Icons 2, Ultimate Symbol Inc.

This extensive survey of current, officially sanctioned, non-verbal communication systems includes 4,811 images in categories such as U.S. and foreign road signs, transportation, recreational and hospitality symbol sign systems, ALS, Braille, safety, electronic and mechanical labeling, and meteorological symbols.

Ultimate Symbol Inc.

Esto Now: Photographers Eye New York

Lot with a Little Award
Esto Now: Photographers Eye New York, Pentagram

Mounted at the Center for Architecture, this exhibition focuses on eight projects in New York by six contemporary location photographers in the Esto collaborative. Over 100 images are projected, slideshow-style, onto a screen-sized blank space that has been knocked out of the exhibition's title. In keeping with the travelogue theme, commentary from the participating photographers and architects appears on the walls. The projects are numbered and keyed to the quotes and a small map of the metropolitan area.

 

Pentagram

Museum of Arts and Design

Honor Award
Museum of Arts and Design, Pentagram

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York collects and presents contemporary and historic innovations in craft, art, and design. The museum opened its new home at Two Columbus Circle in September 2008. As part of the museum's relocation, MAD commissioned Pentagram to create static and dynamic interior and exterior signage and wayfinding as well as a suite of interactive interpretive media for the galleries.

Pentagram

Syracuse University

Honor Award
Syracuse University, Poulin + Morris

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Donor Recognition and Environmental Graphics

Newhouse III is the 74,000-sq.-ft. addition to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. The original building, designed by I.M. Pei, was completed in 1964 and the second building was completed in 1974. The addition allows the school to expand its education and research missions with a new facility focused on interdisciplinary study.

Poulin + Morris Inc.

Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Improvements

Merit Award
Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Improvements, Dumbo Improvement District, emphasis design

The primary task of the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Improvement project was to create a welcoming transition from the bridge’s pedestrian walkway to the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods and to encourage visitors to explore its shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions. The solution needed to be eye-catching, vandal resistant, and low maintenance. It also had to be respectful and minimally invasive to the historical landmark bridge.

emphasis design

Ecotopia

Merit Award
Ecotopia, International Center of Photography, Matter Practice Architecture, MGMT. Design

The project was to design the setting for Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, an exhibition showcasing contemporary views of the natural world in this current age of undeniable climatic change. The project had to be installed within two weeks on an extremely stringent budget, using mass production techniques accessible to a largely non-professional installation crew.

Matter Practice Architecture, MGMT. Design

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