Sustainability

California Academy of Sciences Natural History Exhibits

The Green Cabinet of Curiosities

Exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences give the time-honored specimen box a contemporary—and sustainable—spin.

Imagine receiving the following creative brief:

"Collaborate with a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, evolutionary biologists and ecologists, and the staff of a 157-year-old acclaimed research institution to create a new generation of sustainable exhibition design for a space bathed in natural light and without walls, in the middle of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco."

Tweet Street Park

Tweet Street

Tweet Street

Colorful environmental graphics make an urban San Diego park sing.

It’s just a series of 10x30-ft. right-of-way strips perched over a major freeway, but Tweet Street is sweet to neighborhood residents, their pets, and the birds returning to the neighborhood after being displaced by downtown development decades ago.

New World of Coca-Cola

A Coke and a Smile

Museum, cultural touchstone, or marketing tool for the world’s No. 1 brand? With the help of iconic graphics, the New World of Coca Cola manages to be all three.

Andy Warhol may have said it best when he described the universal appeal of Coca Cola. “…A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”

Dell Children's Medical Center

On Axis with Nature

A new children's hospital with LEED ambitions takes an organic approach to wayfinding.

It’s not often that hospital wayfinding systems are created from the ground up, but when new construction is involved, designers have a rare opportunity to integrate wayfinding cues into the architectural fabric of the building. And when that hospital is built to LEED standards, a whole new vocabulary of materials and processes is created.

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