Recreation

A hike in the woods or a stroll through a preserve or park can be enhanced by a good trail sign — one that is informative, easy to see, yet doesn’t intrude on the vista.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas by Populous

Trying to out-dazzle the Las Vegas nightlife is a tall order, even from inside Vegas. The T-Mobile Arena, one of the latest additions to the self-proclaimed “Entertainment Capital of the World,” is a multi-use monument to the desert city and luxe digitally-integrated experiences.

Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche

A mandate to increase visitation from Parks Canada and a desire to better communicate the history of the land, its people and culture led to a thoughtful graphic and architectural installation at Batoche in Saskatchewan.

Best Content of 2016 Graphic

2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a top 20 list from all the articles, videos and content the website has to offer. Consider it your SEGD 2016 executive summary. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

John Emshwiller, Gensler

John Emshwiller is co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter.

John Emshwiller is a Senior Associate and Design Director with more than 19 years of professional brand design experience. He dedicates himself to providing clients with authentic designs and strategies that when completed are impactful and consistent with company’s visual identity.

Image: U.S. Bank Stadium wayfinding

The Selbert Perkins Design team had collaborated with HKS architects before on Dallas' AT&T Stadium, but this project was decidedly different. They found a very cool solution to a monumental design challenge in Minnesota.

MCP UAE by arthouse

The country's rich history inspired the firm to create culturally responsive designs including a comprehensive, bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the park that represents the local culture, landscape and wildlife, from the dress code and red crescent emblem to the Hajar Mountains and date palm.

Image of mirror illusion at Skyspace

An observation deck attraction wasn't part of the plan for The US Bank Tower in Los Angeles when it was built, so, visitors must take two separate banks of elevators to reach the top. The goal was for Stimulant to make the transfer fun and create anticipation without spoiling the view.

Emily Payne, HOK

Emily Payne leads the Studio Tilt team at the HOK Kansas City office. HOK is a design firm with global reach in the built environment market space: Its 1,800 people collaborate across a network of 20+ offices on three continents.

With a range of experience in graphic design including environmental graphics, wayfinding signage, branding, and exhibit design, Emily Payne has led experience design and branding projects, including:

Danny Shervington, Workshop Design

Danny Shervington is an architect by education but an environmental graphic designer by career choice. Even though designing buildings was always a dream of his, the graphic nature of immersive environments became his focus, which led him to become an environmental graphic designer. 

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