San Francisco

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

Rich Burns

1987 SEGD Fellow and Past President 1979-1986

Richard guided the growth of the GNU Group through its first two decades. He now serves as a senior adviser and project participant in brand development, marketing strategy and design.

Rich Burns, Founder, GNU Group, 1987 SEGD Fellow, SEGD President 1979-1986
GNU Group
San Francisco

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

Forkchop Restaurant

Honor Award
Forkchop Restaurant, James Tsai, Academy of Art University

This designer wanted to create a unique restaurant that will bring happiness and satisfaction to customers. The process of fusion is significant not only in the dining environment, but also in the fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine. This awareness will bring the dining experience to a new level of excellence. The fusion of culinary art and design involves the combination of a variety of concepts, including culinary art, graphic design, and environmental design.

James Tsai, Academy of Art University

California Academy of Sciences Exhibits

Honor Award
California Academy of Sciences Exhibits, California Academy of Sciences, Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.

At the Renzo Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences’ new home, the Islands of Evolution exhibit examines the Academy’s various expeditions and research in the Galápagos and Madagascar with a focus on evolution. Volume Inc. co-opted the scientific specimen box as a method of organizing content and gave it a contemporary spin, allowing for varied and compelling arrangements of different kinds of information.

Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.

Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion

From the SEGD Archives, circa 2012: San Francisco’s most famous landmark turned 75 in 2011 and in honor of the occasion, as well as anticipation of the rush of visitors it would inspire, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (the bridge operator) partnered with the Golden Gate Bridge National Parks Conservancy to rethink the entire visitor experience.

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