Placemaking and Identity

PCC Natural Markets

Honor Award
PCC Natural Markets, Puget Consumers Co-op, Maestri

PCC Natural Markets have grown organically over 50 years into seven urban neighborhood stores. The design team helped them realize an opportunity not only to design the details of their newest store, but also to use the same elements in the redesign of their other existing properties and branded products. An entirely new logo and positioning were created.

Maestri

Madrid Xanadu

Honor Award
Madrid Xanadu, The Mills, Kiku Obata + Company

Madrid Xanadu is the largest entertainment and retail destination in Europe and even includes Europe's largest indoor snow sports facility. The design objective was to create a world-class shopping and entertainment destination where architecture and design combine to engage imagination and create an exceptional experience.

Kiku Obata & Company

Wattis Institute Entry Facade

Honor Award
Wattis Institute Entry Facade, California College of the Arts, Thom Faulders/Beige Design

This project provides a new, highly visible interior façade and entry vestibule for the CCAC Wattis Institute, located in the old Greyhound bus warehouse that is currently home to the California College of the Arts. The Institute is non-profit gallery space displaying contemporary art and design exhibitions and events.

Thom Faulders/Beige Design

Apple Soho

Merit Award
Apple Soho, Apple Computer, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect, Apple Graphic Design, Eight, Inc.

During this building's former life as a U.S. Post Office, it was designated as Station A – which now presents a clever branding opportunity. Today the A is for Apple.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect, Apple Graphic Design, Eight, Inc.

Bond Street Wharf

Merit Award
Bond Street Wharf, Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse, RTKL Associates, ID8 of RTKL

Fells Point, one of Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods, began as a bustling shipbuilding and shipping center in colonial America and is today experiencing a revival. The area retains its charm with cobblestone streets, old saloons, and countless boats – many still carrying goods to harbor-side warehouses such as Bond Street Wharf, a structure recently rebuilt after it was burned down for the movie Avalon.

ID8 of RTKL

The Jack, Will & Rob Center

Merit Award
The Jack, Will & Rob Center, The Felt Hat

The Jack, Will & Rob Center was built to commemorate the lives of three young brothers who perished in an airplane crash on Thanksgiving 1999. It is a gift to the depressed mill town of Camas, Washington, where the boys grew up, providing resources and affordable instruction in music, art, and computer sciences as each boy had a particular gift in one of the three areas. The challenge for the designer was to give meaningful expression to each emotionally charged idea, in a manner empathetic to the context of each architectural situation and all on a tight budget.

The Felt Hat

Monumental Scrims

Merit Award
Monumental Scrims, NBBJ, Catt Lyon Design

The graphics cladding the ramps of the Philadelphia Eagles' new stadium soften the somewhat harsh industrial appearance. The stadium's close proximity to an interstate and the flight path of Philadelphia International Airport provides excellent visibility for these graphics.

Catt Lyon Design

SushiSamba Rio

Merit Award
SushiSamba Rio, Shimon Bokovza, Danielle Billera, Mathew Johnson, Rockwell Group

SushiSamba Rio's new exterior creates a relief from the existing brick facades of River North with undulating forms and vibrant canopies that recall the pageantry of Rio. Guests arrive through a Mondrian-inspired storefront of clear and colored glass marked by sculpted handles that pay homage to the sensuous forms of jellyfish from South Africa.

Rockwell Group

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Merit Award, Lot with a Little
Farmer's Daughter Hotel, Romero Thorsen Design

The Farmer's Daughter Hotel is located in Los Angeles across the street from the CBS Studios and The Grove Shopping Center. The hotel was in desperate need of renovation both graphic and architectural. However, the budget was extremely limited.

Through the creation of a strong image/logo and the use of low-tech materials like corten steel, recycled barn wood, and paint, the hotel transforms into a bold expressive canvas that commands attention from its urban counterparts.

Romero Thorsen Design

Nano Jon Arcade

Merit Award
Nano Jon Arcade, Jonathan Deepe, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Nano Jon is the arcade that gamers have always wished for, where the line between the real world and the virtual one is blurred. It is a place where – no matter what your age – you can experience the full spectrum of electronic media from the days of old to today.

Jonathan Deepe, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

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