SEGD Design Awards 2008


Honor Awards
- de Young Museum Signage and Environmental Graphics, San Francisco, by Debra
Nichols Design (San Francisco)
- Drive By, North Hollywood, by Electroland LLC (Los Angeles)
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- NeoCon East Installation, Baltimore, by Gensler (Baltimore)
- The New York Times Building Façade, New York, by Pentagram Design (New York)
- One Day Poem Pavilion, Pasadena, by Jiyeon Song (Glendale, CA)
- Spertus Institute Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding, Chicago, by Studio/lab
- Teknion IIDEX Exhibit 2007, Toronto, by Vanderbyl Design (San Francisco)
- University of South Australia Signage, Adelaide, Australia, by emerystudio
(Southbank, VIC, Australia)
- Zeche Zollverein Wayfinding, Essen, Germany, by F!RSTdesign (Cologne, Germany)

Merit Awards
- Afsluitdijk Exhibition/Visitor Centre, Afsluitdijk, Netherlands, by 2D3D Designers (The
Hague, Netherlands)
- Ateliér à Torce Facade, Rennes, France, by GKD-USA (Cambridge, MD)
- Chroma Streams: Tide and Traffic, Glasgow, Scotland, by Leni Schwendinger Light
Projects Ltd. (New York)
- Cradle of Christianity Exhibit, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta, by McMillan Group
(Westport, CT)
- Detroit Institute of Arts Interactive Exhibits, Detroit, by Pentagram Design (New
- Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin Signage, Milwaukee, by Wojciechowski Design
- Duke Energy Center Façade Graphics, Cincinnati, by Sussman/Prejza & Co. (Culver
City, CA)
- Enteractive at 11th and Flower, Los Angeles, by Electroland LLC (Los Angeles)
- Fairmount Park Master Signage and Interpretive Guidelines, Philadelphia, by Cloud
Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia)
- Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957, New York, by Pentagram Design (New
- W.L. Gore Capabilities Center, Newark, DE, by Carbone Smolan Agency (New York)
- Good Housekeeping Institute Exhibit, New York, by C&G Partners (New York)
- Home Depot Design Center, Charlotte, by Little (Charlotte)
- InterActiveCorp Video Wall, New York, by Trollbäck + Company (New York)
- Manchester Civil Justice Centre Wayfinding and Signage, Manchester, UK, by
emerystudio (Southbank, VIC, Australia)
- Powerhouse Museum Wayfinding and Graphics, Sydney, by Frost Design (Sydney)
Rallye BMW Facade, Westbury, NY, by GKD-USA (Cambridge, MD)
- Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, conceptual, by
Rockwell Group (New York)
- San-Ai Clinic Color and Signage Design, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, by Maya
Nakamuta (Fukuoka, Japan)
- Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure Signage, Santa Monica, CA, by Beck &
Graboski Design Office (Santa Monica, CA)
- Signs of Love/Signs of the Holidays, Reno, by The Glenn Group (Reno)
- Teknion IIDEX Exhibit 2006, Toronto, by Vanderbyl Design (San Francisco)
- Texas Medical Center Wayfinding System, Houston, by fd2s Inc. (Austin)
- Universal Studios AMC Cinema Graphics, Universal City, CA, by Sussman/
Prejza & Co. (Culver City, CA)
- Visual Arts Center of Richmond Signage and Graphics, Richmond, VA, by
3north (Richmond, VA)
- Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters, Chicago, by Gensler (Chicago)
- Yale University Art Gallery Signage, Providence, RI, by Open (New York)

Jury Awards
- Billboard Earthbag Project, conceptual, by Norman Lee (Willis, TX)
- 34th Street Parking Regulation Sign System, New York, by 34th Street
Partnership (New York)


SEGD is an international non-profit organization that provides resources for design specialists in the fields of environmental graphic design, architecture, and landscape, interior, and industrial design.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International Design Award
Genre Free-Theme
Country United States
RegDeadline 31 January 2008 / Late entries: 14 February 2008 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
14 February 2008 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All
Target Field Signage/Wayfinding, Placemaking/Environments, Exhibits/Interpretive Projects, Research/Planning/Master Plans, Student Work, Concept & Unbuilt work, Miscellaneous (Projects entered must have been completed between 1.1.05 and 12.31.07.)

SEGD members are the leading designers of directional and attraction sign systems, destination graphics, identity programs, exhibits, and themed environments. Environmental graphic design embraces many design disciplines including graphic, architectural, interior, landscape, and industrial design, all concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communicating identity and information, and shaping the idea of “place.”

David Vanden-Eynden (Co-founder and Principal of Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants)
Sandro Franchini (Designer)
Kelly Kolar (Principal of Kolar Design)
Tali Krakowsky (Director of experience design for Imaginary Forces)
Merritt Price (Exhibition design manager at the J. Paul Getty Museum)
Ronald Shakespear (Co-founder of Diseño Shakespear)
Robert C. Whitlock (Principal of Fox Associates PC)

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Winners must provide electronic versions of their work for display at the SEGD 2008 Annual Conference + Expo. The materials will become part of SEGD’s exhibition program.
Winners must attend the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference.
SEGD will publish the winning entries at and in SEGD publications. Entering increases your chances of appearing in the segdDESIGN color magazine since all entries go before the editorial staff!

Entry Fee
- 1-3 projects: $110 (member), $190 (non-member)
- 4+ projects: $90 (member), $170 (non-member)
- Student rate: $30 per project (member), $45 per project (non-member)
Late entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm est, on February 14, 2008 and will incur a late fee of $35 per project.

Membership Fee
- Professional: $305 (United States), $315 (Canada), $340 (International)
- within last three years: $190 (United States), $210 (Canada), $230 (International)
- Students: $50 (United States), $70 (Canada), $90 (International)

500-word project description
Up to eight digital images on CD or slides, identified by project name
Corresponding color prints or copies of the digital images or slides
Up to 25 words describing each image
DVD (optional)

Design Award winners are announced at the SEGD Conference & Expo each spring.

Past winners:


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