Sussman/Prejza & Company (Los Angeles) Founder and Principal Deborah Sussman, FSEGD, was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame on October 5.
Sussman was honored for her pioneering work in environmental graphic design and urban branding, including her widely influential graphics program for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, completed in collaboration with the Jerde Partnership.
Hancock Park is home to both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries. Containing natural tar pits and fossils, the park is a natural historic site where both science and art are combined. To enhance the social and aesthetic values of the park, landscaping, environmental design, lighting and architecture all came together to create a rejuvenated place. The new environmental design expands beyond traditional identification and wayfinding signage.
The Van Nuys Flyaway is part of the Los Angeles World Airports' system of regional satellite depots that service Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via a park-and-ride system from the San Fernando Valley. Newly renovated and expanded, it functions as a remote airport terminal with flight and baggage check-in services. It eliminates an estimated 2,000-plus cars from the Los Angeles County roads and freeways each day, helping to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
From a relatively modest campus built in the 1970s, this biotechnology campus has grown to house the world leader in the industry. In anticipation of continued growth and expansion, the campus masterplan was formulated, with the first task being the design of a cohesive signage and wayfinding system to replace the many disparate layers that accumulated over the years.
The renovation of the AMC Cinema at Universal City Walk has raised the bar for movie-going experiences in Los Angeles. After large architectural gestures proved to be unfeasible, the design team was brought on to make a bold graphic statement within the confines of the existing structure and a limited budget. The first task was to create the “big idea” that the targeted demographic would respond to. Since the majority of City Walk movie-goers are 18 to 25 years old, the design team created a visual statement that would appeal to this age group.