Sustainability

2016 SEGD Fellow Michael Reed of Mayer/Reed—For the Greater Good

Michael Reed, 2016 SEGD Fellow

Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.

Brent Sandifer

Brent Sandifer is a student at Western Washington University studying Fine Arts in Design. Brent is a progressive and investigative problem solver who thrives on feedback and collaboration. He focuses on comprehensive research-based design, always giving reason to his work in order to create fresh experiences for people to enjoy.

Brent Sandifer's experience includes a design internship with Western Washington University. He currently works at Ten Gun Design as an associate designer.

Brent Sandifer, Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Motorola's Hack Couture

Motorola Mobility Chicago office

Celebrating Chicago in a Flexible Workplace

Flexible workspaces are all the rage in the corporate world. For Motorola Mobility's new headquarters in Chicago's repurposed Merchandise Mart, Gensler tweaked the 21st century office genre with a hackable, graphically layered environment that celebrates Motorola's employees and the city they love.

Simon Ewings

Simon Ewings is a Project Director at Snøhetta’s American office. Snøhetta has always had an approach that puts the site in focus, with the aim of building architecture that is relevant to its environment and its social and cultural setting. The firm believes that issues of sustainability have to be addressed as a natural part of the design process, just like structure or logistics.

Photograph of Simon Ewings
San Francisco, CA

The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design

College of Design & Innovation
Tongji University

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the sustainable challenges and opportunities in environmental graphic design through the lens of two projects implemented in Shanghai. The first, a wayfinding program for the Shanghai South Railway Station, is a study in using EGD to support and enhance sustainable behavior. The second, a signage and EGD program for a practice center at Tongji University, demonstrates EGD’s ability to support cultural sustainability, particularly in the use of typography and symbols to connect users and create a unique sense of identity.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sustainability