Washington DC

Big & Green

Merit Award
Big & Green, David Gissen, Curator National Building Museum, Pure + Applied & James Hicks

Big & Green: Towards Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

Pure + Applied & James Hicks created an exhibition featuring design strategies in the environmental movement of architecture since the 1960s. The emphasis is on large-scale structures (from Conde Nast skyscraper in NYC to Eastgate building in Zimbabwe) with an international scope. The framework for discussion of the 50 projects comes from the five "green" categories: energy; light and air; greenery, water, and waste; construction; and urbanism.

Pure + Applied & James Hicks

Reinventing the Globe

Merit Award
Reinventing the Globe, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group

Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century

As part of Washington, DC’s citywide Shakespeare Festival, the National Building Museum presented Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, an exhibition conceived to encourage a reconsideration of the spaces designed to accommodate dramatic performances.

Rockwell Group

Newseum

Honor Award
Newseum, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

With the opening of the new Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue in April 2008, Washington has a new seven-level, 250,000-sq.-ft. museum dedicated to educating visitors about the importance of a free press in safeguarding our First Amendment rights.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Green Community

Honor Award
Green Community, The National Building Museum, Matter Architecture Practice, MGMT. design

Green Community was the third in a series of sustainability exhibits at the National Building Museum and the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the complex process of creating and sustaining healthy communities. The exhibition looked at how communities are changing their global impact and explores a variety of sustainable planning strategies such as cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields and grayfields, transit-oriented planning, smart use of natural resources, land conservation, and minimizing waste. 

Matter Architecture Practice, MGMT. design

RTKL Office

Merit Award
RTKL Office, RTKL Associates

RTKL Associates’ new 60,000-sq.-ft. Washington, D.C., office—seeking LEED-Platinum certification—is an example of next-generation sustainable corporate interiors. RTKL’s goal was to create a workplace that reflects its collaborative culture and commitment to environmental stewardship.

RTKL Associates

Modern Slavery

Merit Award
Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking in the United States, President Lincoln's Cottage, Howard+Revis Design

Launched to mark the 150th anniversary of the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking in the United States challenges visitors to confront the fact that slavery exists in our time, and now holds more people than were held at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.

Howard+Revis Design

Play Work Build

Merit Award
Play Work Build, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group

The National Building Museum’s exhibition PLAY.WORK.BUILD takes visitors through an investigation of the history of construction toys and block play, combining the museum’s unique architectural toy collection with the Rockwell Group’s Imagination Playground concept.

Rockwell Group

Gretchen Coss

SEGD President 1997-1998

Gretchen is Director of Business Development for Gallagher & Associates. She previously served as Principal of Douglas|Gallagher Chicago. Her experience also includes positions with Gensler/LA as Director of Graphics and Owner/Principal of Coss Creative for 11 years.

Headshot of Gretchen Coss, Gallagher & Associates
Gallagher & Associates
Washington D.C.

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