Placemaking and Identity

Hollywood Hills Hotel

Merit Award
Hollywood Hills Hotel, Mel and Bernie Adler, Newsom Design

Septuagenarian brothers Mel and Bernie Adler own the Hollywood Hills Hotel; their parents bought the nondescript brick building in 1948. Located on a gritty urban street within walking distance of new glamorous hotels and restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard, the hotel badly needed a refresh. The remodel was a challenge: the budget was modest and the site was messy, with two imperfect buildings (the original 1929 building and a 1970s addition).

Newsom Design

Leeds Street Tree Gates

Merit Award
Leeds Street Tree Gates, Maribyrnong City Council, Melbourne, HeineJones Water

In 2010, Maribyrnong City Council approached HeineJones to design an interpretive solution to describe the function and intent of a new “rain garden” installed as part of a streetscape redevelopment in the city of Footscray. The project included the planting of 22 trees utilizing principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design. Collectively the trees form a rain garden, a system that uses rainfall to wash the streets, water trees, and filter and cleanse the water before it is fed into the local river.

HeineJones

Cody Clark

Cody Clark leads Environmental Graphics services in the Los Angeles Environments Studio of RTKL. Cody Clark specializes in wayfinding and environmental graphics for mixed-use retail, residential, office, civic, hospitality and healthcare projects. Cody Clark’s expertise has contributed to an exemplary portfolio of award-winning projects and publications. 

In addition to his contributions to the practice, Cody Clark teaches in the Environmental Design Department at Art Center College of Design and has served as the Los Angeles and Southern California Chair for SEGD.

Cody Clark, Principal RSM Design, Los Angeles, California
RSM Design
Los Angeles

JWT Headquarters

Jury Award
JWT Headquarters, JWT/Clive Wilkinson Architects, EGG Office

JWT, the international advertising firm formerly known as J. Walter Thompson, needed a comprehensive signage and graphics program for its recently renovated headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The most notable challenge was to create an easily navigable signage system for a space that takes up five floors and includes more than 100 public spaces. The system also needed to tie in seamlessly with the design of the new space, and to create unique identities for each floor and department.

EGG Office

Federal Center South

Honor Award
Federal Center South, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Studio SC

To most residents of the Pacific Northwest, rivers and waterways are simply part of the fabric of the region—so omnipresent that their value and contributions to the region’s economic framework are often overlooked. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, however, water is the lifeblood of its existence and estuaries are at the heart of its studies. This is reflected in the Corps’ new Seattle District headquarters, where Studio SC’s graphics program underscores the focus of the Corps’ work through a series of river-centric environmental graphics and wayfinding signage components.

Studio SC

Fake Art Museum

Merit Award
Fake Art Museum, Andalou University, Turkey, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan

As part of their environmental graphic design course in Andalou University’s Graphic Design Masters Program, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan were challenged to transform the school’s Fine Arts Faculty Canteen into “something more inspirational, interactive, and educational.”

GRA521 Environmental Graphic Design course, Anadolu University, Institute of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Masters Program

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