Wayfinding

Debra Nichols

1998 SEGD Fellow

Debra Nichols found her artform at the intersection of architecture, communication, and art. Her approach is integrative, synthesizing elegant and energetic design with strategic marketing and smart problem solving. She believes that for anything to truly succeed, to create the spirit of the place, and to contribute to life in a meaningful way, it must be beautiful.

Debra Nicols, Deborah Nicols Design
Debra Nichols Design
San Francisco

Mark VanderKlipp

Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients.

Corbin Design
Michigan

Eureka Carpark

Merit Award
Eureka Carpark, emerystudio

With miles of concrete and cinder block as their palette, the emerystudio design team decided to have some fun with graphics for the Eureka Tower parking garage in Melbourne.

Inspired by the work of Swiss artist Felice Varini—whose perspective-defying installations look a lot like giant vector art superimposed on buildings or interior architectural spaces—the team designed colorful forms that are both two- and three-dimensional.

emerystudio

The Hearst Building Sign Program

Merit Award
The Hearst Building Sign Program, The Hearst Corporation, C&G Partners

Manhattan's Hearst Tower, the first LEED office tower in New York, is a modern reinterpretation of the Hearst Corporation's original six-story, cast stone, Art Deco home. Foster + Partners inserted a 44-story steel-and-glass tower inside the original structure. The landmark façade is now a 70-ft.-high, skylit atrium space.

C&G Partners (begun at Chermayeff and Geismar)

Toronto Botanical Garden

Merit Award
Toronto Botanical Garden, Adams + Associates Design Consultants

The Toronto Botanical Garden includes 12 contemporary-themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. Designed to inspire visitors to engage with nature, then go home and plant their own gardens, it also includes the newly renovated George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, an award-winning, LEED Silver building with an impressive 5,000-sq.-ft. glass-topped pavilion.

Adams + Associates Design Consultants

Downtown Los Angeles Walks

Jury Award
Downtown Los Angeles Walks, Urban Place Consultants, Hunt Design, Corbin Design

To anyone who lives there, or even those who have visited, it's obvious that the words "Los Angeles" and "walks" don't belong together. The great auto city was designed to connect freeways and move people in and out quickly, with very little concern for pedestrians or the walking experience.

All that may be changing thanks to Downtown Los Angeles Walks, an ambitious wayfinding/marketing program that is encouraging tourists and Angelinos alike to walk the city and discover its many destinations.

Hunt Design, Corbin Design

Ann Dudrow

1993 SEGD Fellow

Ann Dudrow received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Illustration. After an influential year in Rome, she migrated to New York and Baltimore, finally landing in California.

Ann Dudrow
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