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Gensler New York’s Big Broadway Secret

After 19 years at Rockefeller Center, Gensler New York traded in skates for the bright lights of Broadway and a new office space. For a few members of the team, it meant more than a new address or new desk; it meant a big opportunity (and keeping a big secret).

Paul Hastings, Gensler Brand Design

Eager to create an innovative new space in New York to support the firm’s next generation, Paul Hastings engaged Gensler to plan and design a progressive new workplace that celebrates the firm’s distinguished culture while positioning them for the future. Gensler’s Brand Design team developed a seamlessly integrated digital design, environmental graphic, and signage and wayfinding program.

Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters

Dimensional Innovations recently completed work on an impressive brand experience for the Dairy Farmers of America’s new world headquarters building in Kansas City, Kansas, designed by HOK.

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC

Hannah Olin a co-chair of the Washington DC chapter and is an Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler.

Hannah Olin has lead design projects in the areas of wayfinding, experiential graphic design and strategy for clients such as:

150 Media Stream Collaboration

Riverside Investment & Development enlisted the help of Leviathan, Digital Kitchen and McCann Systems to bring a vibrant, generative video art installation, “150 Media Stream,” to life in Chicago.

IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco

IA Interior Architects brought fun (and games!) to LinkedIn’s new 440,000-square-foot San Francisco office, designing placemaking installations that bring employees together to work, collaborate and play.

drive21, Inc.

drive21, Inc. is a Project Management business specializing in the production and installation of Environmental Signage and Graphics. We deliver a flawless, highly customized, impactful visual environment that serves to strengthen brands and enhance corporate culture through our innovative approach to design consultation, engineering, print production, custom fabrication, and installation; all with seamless project management.

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With GraphTec, our quality is our signature. Our professional craftsmen and management teams have worked with numerous graphic designers, architects, and general contractors all across the United States. Precise planning and detailed analysis on our part help insure that all your project objectives are achieved in a timely and quality fashion.

Opening eBay’s Main Street Front Door

With an impending 20-year anniversary, a corporate uncoupling from PayPal, a new CEO and evolving brand guidelines, online retail and resale giant eBay sought the help of ESI Design to help provide a fresh, technology-driven “front door.”

India Howlett, Studio Director, TCA Architects, Los Angeles, Calidornia

India Howlett brings 25 years of experience to TCA Architects. Prior to TCA, she was the Creative Director at Johnson Fain. She boasts a high-profile portfolio of visual communication projects for clients such as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Food Network, Levi’s and Time Warner.

Focusing on the many layers of “connection” our minds make on a daily basis, the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s environmental graphics program reflects the organization’s collaborative approach to neuro-research. The cornerstone of the graphics program is "Pathways", a 150-foot light box with color changing LEDs and printed graphic panels displayed on the building exterior. It is a public art installation that visually interprets different ways in which neural pathways connect– a theme that recurs throughout the entire graphics program.

Bloomberg is upgrading many of it global offices to the perfect intersection between the Bloomberg brand and the specific location—including the architecture of the space, the journalistic activities happening there and then the backdrop of the location.

Rabobank is the world’s leading food and agribusiness bank that recently performed a complete renovation of their Sydney headquarters. The remodeled workplace called for the development of a series of branded placemaking and signage installations across five levels of their Australia & New Zealand regional hub.

When Google’s Kirkland campus was set to dramatically expand, they needed a new wayfinding scheme for both Googlers and visitors. The desire was a design approach that was innovative in the way it reflects the company’s values and attitude.

The space that became Etsy Global Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York was the former location of the Jehovah’s Witness Bible and “Watchtower” magazine printing facility, which has the largest printing circulation in the world. The Jehovah’s Witnesses sold the buildings in late 2015 to a private developer.

A permanent installation featuring 5,880 arcade buttons is delighting visitors to the public lobby of Google NY at 111 8th Avenue.

The project began when Google was renovating the lobby of their New York flagship building and needed a new sign. It couldn’t be just any sign; it needed to be something that was visually interesting, interactive and evergreen. It also had to represent Google’s brand in look and spirit.

For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has fought for reproductive health and rights, championing the idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and to manage their own fertility. Currently, the organization is powered by nine and a half million activists, supporters, and donors nationwide.

International property consultancy Knight Frank recently moved into a newly designed Australian head office in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. The interior—completed by Geyer Sydney— was designed to provide a contemporary agile working space that embodied “the underlying sophistication of a well-established, professional company whilst exuding a dynamic energy, generated from their entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.”

Deloitte Canada moved their headquarters into a new building, requiring an interior experiential graphics package and wayfinding for 16 floors. Together with the architect and Deloitte’s in-house design team, Entro worked to fulfill the client’s corporate commitment to supporting changing work styles and encouraging a sense of community among employees. The client wanted the environment to reflect their work as well as create a built environment intended to inspire, encourage, engage and cultivate growth, learning and collaboration.

Seth Davis, Urban Sign

Seth Davis grew up in the sign business and loved to build things. At a young age he was doing metal work and went on to pursue a degree in Industrial Design from Philadelphia University. Seth quickly built a reputation for a consultative approach to sign-building, working with creative people to turn their vision into reality. With over 20 years in the sign industry, Seth constantly monitors new fabrication trends, integrating them into his business plan when a quality result can be consistently guaranteed.

Cherish Rosas

Degreed in Architecture from the School of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte, a career focused on graphics and signage began in 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina at 505Design, and developed over two years before joining LinkedIn's Design+Build team in August of 2015 in Sunnyvale, California.

For more than 140 years, The Washington Post has stood as one of the most respected and trustworthy names in journalism—committed to responsible reporting and an inexhaustible search for the truth. The company is evolving, using new forms of media to expand its tireless mission in both delivery and dialogue.

As the largest industrial property group listed on the ASX with 188 properties nationally and operations in 33 cities stretching across 16 countries, Goodman turned to Urbanite, a division of Frost*collective to design an environmental communication solution to build awareness of its thirteen-billion-AUS-dollar business.

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Splash! is a team of award-winning designers, account managers and skilled craftsmen dedicated to the exhibit, environment and event industries. We take extreme pride in our product, our people and our relationships with everyone we do business with.

Whether creating or fabricating a trade show exhibit, developing a sophisticated corporate environment, or branding a convention center for a corporate event, Splash! empowers our clients to fulfill their creative vision.

When a client’s design ethos in the workplace is about openness and connecting people, it’s an excellent start and one that this financial client was keen to replicate across its three Sydney sites. The Urbanite team’s strategic thinking directly supported these values and drove the wayfinding and placemaking outcome across this building’s seven floors.

This financial brand is held up in the industry as a forward-thinking organization actively prioritizing workplace design. Of their three major workspaces in Sydney’s CBD, two are award-winning architectural triumphs.

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