Placemaking

Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku — The Discovery Garden

Finalist 2020
Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku — The Discovery Garden

Located within the popular Wellington Botanic Gardens, Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku or, The Discovery Garden, is a living classroom, which connects people to plants. City life provides few opportunities to connect with nature and this new garden aims to help children and their families better understand how plants support us with food, fiber, medicine and construction materials. These ‘four pillars’ influenced the design of the garden, and formed the basis of its education program.

The Avenue at White Marsh

Finalist 2020
The Avenue at White Marsh

The Avenue at White Marsh, outside of Baltimore, is a 35-acre shopping, dining and entertainment center that opened in 1998 to serve as a town center for surrounding residents. To bring this center up to date and increase foot traffic, a cross-disciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, client management, leasing and design teams, worked together to re-establish the complex’s “main street” as a vibrant retail and entertainment destination.

Great Plains Recreation

Finalist 2020
Great Plains Recreation

The Great Plains Recreation Facility is a new civic anchor on the east edge of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The project elevates the architectural expression in the area and sets an example for subsequent developments. The project’s bold use of color creates a warm and welcoming center point for the developing area and creates a landmark quality center for ‘sport’ and ‘community.’

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Intel Megalab Lobby

Finalist 2020
Intel Megalab Lobby

An unexpected trek at warp speed: re-envisioning the client’s journey into the future.

Rethinking an existing space and transforming it into an experience that embodies Intel’s Mega Lab, this connection area has a strong concept and environmental graphic implementation that enhances the user experience. Transparency, voids and dynamic, high-contrast graphics generate a futuristic journey that links the once-isolated Megalab. Revealing itself as the user navigates it, the space constantly offers a flexible journey of discovery into Intel’s most innovative lab.

Las Vegas Gateway Arches

Las Vegas Gateway Arches, Photo Credit: Matthew Givot, Forge Media Group

Read Time: 4 minutes
The holiday season is here! And while many of us cannot travel this year, SEGD has decided to bring two travel-themed stories to members, just in time for the holidays. The second spotlights a new landmark on the Vegas Strip—the fabulous Las Vegas Gateway Arches—designed by SEGD members Robin Perkins and Andrew Davey of Selbert Perkins Design. Enjoy!

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