September 2012

Alchemy Studio

Photograph of Kayseri Science Center

Alchemy Studio (Maplewood, N.J.) began work with the Municipality of Kayseri in central Turkey on the planned Kayseri Science Center, specifically on the master planning and building programming. The Kayseri team is a partnership between the TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and Kayseri Municipality, all working to bring the first science center to this part of the country. The building is being designed by the Istanbul-based Untitled Studio.


Alpolic (Chesapeake, Va.) announced that Programs Plus is now available on its mobile site. Programs Plus is an interactive corporate identity system that offers users direct access to critical product specifications. Programs Plus enables designers, fabricators, and owners to determine what solution will work best for their corporate identity project, right from their mobile device.

Calori & Vanden-Eynden Design Consultants

Photograph of Mamaroneck Public Library

Calori & Vanden-Eynden Design Consultants (New York) designed a signage and graphics program for the expansion and renovation of the community library in the town of Mamaroneck, N.Y. Designed by BKSK Architects, the library expansion combines traditional materials with contemporary design. The signage and graphics follow suit, and include exterior identity signs, room and office signs, floor directories, stacks signage, and donor recognition signs.

GKD-USA - Working on Some of the Most Progressive Educational Facilities

Photograph of Piper High School's mascot on metal fabric

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) is working on some of the world’s most progressive educational environments, including Florida International University Century Bank Arena (Miami), University of Florida Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.), and Piper High School (Kansas City, Kan.), where the school’s pirate mascot was etched onto 520 sq. ft. of metal fabric.



Photograph of Harbinger CEO Roger Williams

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) announced that CEO Roger Williams has been named an Ultimate CEO by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The Ultimate CEO program honors chief executives who have had significant accomplishments in the past year. Williams, who has headed the 50-year-old sign company for the past four decades, was recognized for his work developing and patenting the sign industry’s first-ever LED Retrofit Kit, which led to significant growth for Harbinger.

Pentagram - Aldo Group Truth or Dare Campaign

Photograph of Truth or Dare shoe collection exhibition

Pentagram (New York), working with the Aldo Group, has created a pop-up shop for the launch of Truth or Dare, the new shoe collection from music superstar Madonna. Installed at Selfridges London, the store design captures the line’s unique mix of pop and luxury in a stage-like display that features shoes in gilded cages. “Cages keep beautiful things in and dangerous things contained,” says Daniel Weil of Pentagram, who created the shop.

Lee. H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Photograph of Queens Library Discovery

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) announced that the Queens Library Discovery is the recipient of a 2012 MASterworks Award for Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design. Winner of a Best Neighborhood Catalyst Award, this collaboration with architecture firm 1100 Architects has won praise from its community as well as from the world of libraries and other places of informal learning.

Marcel Mächler completed carving at Loyola Marymount University

Marcel Mächler (Twin Peaks, Calif.) successfully completed V-groove carvings at the Centennial Wall of Loyola Marymount University and U-groove carvings, some of them in Greek, at the John McKay Center at University of Southern California. Upcoming projects include additional work at SOKA University (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and quotation wall carvings at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.


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