The Ian Potter Southbank Centre was designed as a purpose-built home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM), a University of Melbourne (UoM) faculty. Among its established neighbors, MCM’s new home required a clear public identity, addressing its dual function as a public performance venue and a university teaching space. The project sought to announce a new home for Australia’s oldest and most prestigious music institution – a bold and contemporary identity for a landmark new addition to the Melbourne Arts Precinct.
Substations are critical to a city’s power supply, but they are often eyesores. The Denny Substation, which is the first Seattle substation to be built in 30 years, is positioned to usher in a new paradigm of urbanism by engaging its citizens with public infrastructure. Seattle City Light is set to be the nation’s greenest utility, fully integrated educational information intends to promote this as well as the facility’s commitment to environmental and social equity.
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Wayfinding Program combines ambitious changes to enhance the guest experience and optimize Airport operations with reimagined product, service and information designs that are intuitive to use, and more sustainable to manage and maintain. The program sets a new benchmark for the North American aviation sector.
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.
A public art commission collaboration, aimed to elevate the status of a disadvantaged community, has created an iconic entry for the city of Clarence Plains using the powerful words; “Here, Together, Welcome, Home.”
Commissioned by the ‘One Community Together’ change project, this project aims to create entry signage that welcomes people to ‘Clarence Plains’. Community members had identified that to reduce the stigma of this disadvantaged community, there needed to be greater respect for place.
The F5 Tower is the new headquarters for F5 Networks, a savvy tech firm with a quirky personality. The 28-floor tenant space is located in downtown Seattle, the center of a booming tech ecosystem. F5 sought to establish an environment that enabled their unique culture and skilled employees to thrive.
The ‘We Vikings’ exhibition, at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands, presents a new outlook on Viking culture and is spread across six exhibition spaces. While the term ‘Viking’ traditionally evokes images of ‘ferocious, blonde Scandinavian warriors who went on raids along the coasts of Europe with big ships,’ recent scientific research has concluded that this vision needed nuancing. The exhibition shifts the classic image of ‘Vikings as invaders’ and instead presents how the close contacts between Frisians and Vikings resulted in a shared North Sea culture.
The new Downsview Park Aerospace Campus at Centennial College adaptively reuses one of the most remarkable sites in Canadian aviation history. The building that was once the center of aviation manufacturing and design has now been transformed into an innovative learning institution. Celebrating the rich history of the site, the new facility introduces a bold graphics strategy that chronicles the site's extensive past while looking to its reimagined future.