Workplaces in the tech space are often showcases for playful one-of-a-kind placemaking installations that encourage recruitment and employee participation. With art walls made from hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes, light switches and more, “Block 20” (Seattle) is a prime example of what can result from creative collaborations between designers and fabricators CRĒO Industrial Arts, IA Interior Architects and NBBJ.
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By Gensler Seattle: Over the last several weeks, a lot has changed in our daily lives. Today our world revolves primarily around the inner walls of our homes. When we do venture out, our neighborhoods are virtually unrecognizable with plywood façades shuttering the doors and windows of our favorite local haunts. With unprecedented repercussions from COVID-19 weighing heavily upon us, optimism is one thing that continues to propel us forward.
We searched our archives, kept track of recent library developments and consulted experts—keep reading for a list of laudable library-located experiential graphic design projects spanning from 2009 to 2019, with one representing each of the past 10 years.
Michael Courtney Design (Seattle) was recently named one of the "2019 Best Branding Agencies in Seattle" by Expertise, an independent researcher. Expertise reviewed 117 Brand Professionals serving the Seattle area, and after evaluation selected 24 top picks.
The International Spy Museum (SPY) opened on May 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. The completely re-imagined museum opened in a new purpose-built 140,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building—more than doubling its original size. Working with the founder for over 20 years, Gallagher & Associates (Silver Spring, Md.) led the creative visioning, business strategy and audience engagement tactics for the original Museum concept, which opened in 2002.
This exhibition celebrates design as a process, a way of thinking, and an approach to solving a problem—and the important role design can play in addressing critical human problems. Through the lens of design and inspiring objects, the exhibition appeals to broad audiences who might not otherwise visit the Discovery Center or engage in topics related to the Gates Foundation mission and work.
Inspired by the strong physical presence of natural elements as well as the less visible but equally ubiquitous presence of technology and innovation in Redmond, Buoyant responds to and acknowledges the unique context of the city as a place between nature and technology.
Buoyant provides a strong cultural anchor to the park by simultaneously acting as a pavilion, an illuminated water feature, and a platform for performance and digital projection that ensures both the work and the park’s engagement, activation and ongoing transformation for future years to come.