February 2012 Member News
ALEXANDER ISLEY INC. (Redding, Conn.) recently completed the latest assignment in its 15-year relationship with Durham Academy, a pre-K through 12 independent school in North Carolina.
After developing a communications plan, name, and identity for the school’s capital campaign, the Isley design team created a series of print and screen-based marketing tools, including a large-format piece for face-to-face presentations. The book cover is a pop-up architectural structure that spells out “BIG,” with each of the letters representing the three new structures to be built. Compelling graphics make turning each page an adventure, and the narrative is short and sweet.
ALPOLIC’s Twitter and YouTube updates can be reached via the Alpolic homepage at www.alpolic-northamerica.com.
In other news, Alpolic announced that it partnered with Rmax Operating, LLC, a continuous insulation supplier, to test an innovative ACM (aluminum composite material) wall assembly against the National Fire Protection Association 285 standard. The wall assembly, which utilizes Rmax TSX-8500 continuous insulation, passed the rigid NFPA 285 standard.
CALORI & VANDEN-EYNDEN / DESIGN CONSULTANTS (New York) recently completed environmental graphics and signage for the Swiftwater, Pa., campus of Sanofi Pasteur, the world's third largest pharmaceutical company. C&VE's branded signage system for the site includes dynamic signage, building identification signs, parking zone identification, street name and shuttle bus signs, and signs for exercise paths and walking trails.
CANNON DESIGN (New York) announced that Richard J. Kahn, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to principal.
As principal, Kahn will continue his responsibilities of expanding the firm's science and technology, healthcare, and general practice markets. Formerly he was project manager and marketing leader on a variety of New York City-based projects including the Department of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Center in the Bronx, North Shore LIJ Franklin, Glen Cove and Huntington Hospitals, the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, as well as the New York University Langone Medical Center. Mr. Kahn’s previous portfolio of project work includes a $2.6 billion, 3 million-sq.-ft. project in the Bahamas, an effort that comprised a team of more than 200 professionals.
FROST* DESIGN (Sydney) announced that CEO Vince Frost Vince, along with other CEOs and celebrity chefs, participated in the CEO Cookoff February 6 in Sydney. The Cookoff was presented to raise money and awareness related to food security and homelessness in Australia.
Support is still being accepted at http://www.ceocookoff.com.au/profile/776.
GALLAGHER & ASSOCIATES (Silver Spring, Md.) announced the opening of the new Mob Museum: Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on February 14 (the anniversary of the infamous 1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre orchestrated by Al Capone). Gallagher was responsible for exhibition design in the museum, located in a landmark 41,000-sq.-ft. building on Stewart Avenue in Las Vegas. Exhibits take up 17,000 sq. ft. of the space.
G.SCOTT!DESIGN (Seattle) has changed its name to Maxwell Edwards LLC. The renamed company still provides wayfinding signage, information and marketing display graphics, and donor recognition design services.
HUNT DESIGN (Pasadena, Calif.) recently completed donor recognition programs at Descanso Gardens (La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.), Nevada Museum of Art (Reno), California Science Center (Los Angeles), and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston).
ID SIGNSYSTEMS (Rochester, N.Y.) was recently named No. 47 in the Rochester Top 100, a ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nine-county Rochester region. The company and its partners, Paul Dudley and Katrina Beatty, were featured in a recent edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
IMAGE RESOURCE GROUP (Columbia, S.C.) has announced that Michael Axon and his company LaZerCAD Ltd. have joined IRG, bringing the latest technology in mobile field data acquisition and cloud-based data deployment systems.
Axon has assumed the new position of Vice President of Field Data Services for IRG. Axon has been and continues to be instrumental in the development of LaZer2CAD and cloud-based technology throughout the world. Technologies and processes developed by Axon are being used by 12 of the world’s top banks, says IRG.
“Michael and his team bring IRG a much broader resource for accurate as-built documentation and high-resolution, 360-degree photographs to architects and facility teams,” says Ted Randall, IRG vice president and partner.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is rapidly becoming the cornerstone of renovation projects, affording project teams more accuracy, speed, and cost savings through design and project execution, Randall explains. “The missing link has always been transposing the existing building information into BIM. We have already deployed LaZer2CAD in the field, and now LaZer2BIM is the next important step in the data collection technology.”
“LaZer2BIM allows us to measure, draw, and create a BIM model in real time on site and upload it to the design team, architect, or Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) team directly from the client’s building,” he adds. “This increases accuracy of building data as well as dramatically reducing the renovation program timeline.”
LEE H. SKOLNICK ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PARTNERSHIP (New York) announced that founding principal Lee Skolnick received Cooper Union’s highest honor—the John Q. Hejduk Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theory, Teaching, and Practice of Architecture.
The Hejduk Award, established in 2003 in honor of distinguished Cooper Union faculty member John Hejduk and awarded to an alumnus of the school’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, is given to a professional “who has made an outstanding contribution to the theory, teaching and/or practice of architecture.”
In other Skolnick news, the firm recently moved its offices to 75 Broad St., New York, NY 10004.
LORD CULTURAL RESOURCES (Toronto) is the City of Chicago’s lead consultant on the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan, launched recently to develop a framework to guide the city’s future cultural and economic growth as the centerpiece for making it a global destination for creativity, innovation, and excellence. In an extensive public engagement initiative, Lord will work with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to solicit input from Chicago residents, cultural organizations, and neighborhood groups, as well as the private and philanthropic sectors.
MERJE (West Chester, Pa.) has been selected to develop the Downtown Austin, Texas, Wayfinding Master Plan. MERJE is leading a multi-disciplined team that will design a comprehensive wayfinding strategy for the city, including technology applications, signage, printed support materials, maps, and urban gateways.
MERJE has also been commissioned recently to develop community wayfinding systems for Spearfish, S.D., and Ocala, Fla.; as well as a regional program for Northwest Arkansas. This project is an expansion of the firm’s wayfinding program for Bentonville, Ark., which was installed in November 2011 in time for the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The firm is also developing sign standards for the Allentown, Pa., parks system, interior signage for two Delaware technology campuses, and the identity and graphics program for the new Downtown Miami Trolley, including vehicle graphics, map design, and trolley-stop signage.
PENTAGRAM (New York) announced that a team led by Paula Scher designed the identity for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. “Look Again” is the theme of this year’s festival, and the graphics splice together fragmented typography and images to suggest a shift in perception.
Justus Oehler and his team at Pentagram Berlin have collaborated with Rolls-Royce to create an exhibition for the luxury automaker at the IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), Europe’s most important car show. The gallery-like environment showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of Rolls-Royce and brings to life the spirit of its manufacturing.
©Photo Ricardo Gonçalves
P-06 ATELIER (Lisbon) announced that its SKIN Pavilion of Knowledge project, which won an Honor Award in SEGD’s 2011 Design Awards Program, has been recognized with a prestigious Grand Prix award in the Red Dot Communication Design Awards in Essen, Germany. The cut-metal acoustical skin and wayfinding program was designed for Lisbon’s science museum.
P-06 also recently completed an exhibition at the Assembly of the Republic in Lisbon celebrating the making of the Portuguese Constitution in 1911, as well as environmental graphics for the Rice Museum in Comporta, Portugal.
RUSSELL DESIGN (New York), working with M. Paul Friedberg Partners, designed an interpretive signage program for The Yards Park on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The program describes the buildings, facilities, and workplaces that previously occupied the area adjacent to the Washington Navy Yard. Yards Park is an amenity of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood and is the centerpiece of Forest City, the urban, mixed-use development project known as The Yards.
STUDIO SC (Seattle) designed an environmental graphics program for the Museum of Flight’s new Space Gallery. The 15,500-square-foot-building, designed by SRG Partnership, will house a retired space shuttle trainer—the only one of its kind in the world. Studio SC worked with Creo Industrial Arts to design and fabricate a movable bracket system to display promotional banners on the building’s exterior identity wall. The adjustable brackets allow for flexible signage configurations to fit the museum’s changing needs.
SQUARE PEG DESIGN (Oakland, Calif.) announced the opening of its new office in Hong Kong. The design firm has 15 years experience in 10 Asian countries.
James Stephen May is Square Peg’s principal and regional director, Asia Pacific and China. Joyce Hsu is the office’s senior projects director.
SUSSMAN PREJZA (Los Angeles) announced the opening of the new exhibit Eames Words at the Los Angeles A+D Museum, curated by Deborah Sussman and graphic designer Andrew Byrom and created by a large team of fabricators and designers, many who worked with the Eames.
VISTA SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL (Sarasota, Fla.), supplier of modular curved frame technology (MCFT) signage systems, recently supplied a unique single-sided information pylon to Agencja Reklamowa ZU-AN for installation at the center of Rawa Mazowiecka town, Poland.
The client, Rawska Water Supply, required a big, flexible, easy-to-install and update information pylon to display information about the company's services to the town.