PRACTICAL EXAMPLE #16 - DESIGN
The brief: A logo.
The office interior design was by Stephen Anderson of Montroy Anderson. It was a 10,000ft space, cost $2M and took 14 weeks to do. I was part of the USPG team and helped with selecting the furniture, the glass walls, and some of the light fixtures. When Stephen expressed his intention to create curved steel walls to separate the public areas from the private offices, I recommended Nicolas Fasciano as the artist to fabricate them. He treated the steel with various acids and degrading agents that created an incredibly rich surface which everyone loved.
The view from the corner office showing the New York Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
The translucent dividing wall between the two meeting rooms could be made opaque at the flick of a switch.
With the exception of the curved sculptural steel walls, all the walls were glass–designed to encourage openness and collaborative work between colleagues.
(Original website picture to come)
The website was kept simple and understated until they ventured into development projects that needed public participation, at which point the project pages were made more didactic and more colorful. They were available in every language used by the local population and also used pictures to ease navigation.
Shortly after the South Pier Improvement Project website was completed, USPOWERGEN decided to redesign the rest of the site and turn it into a content management site. I designed this and (name to come) programmed the templates. The new home page is below.
(Picture to come)
In 2010, I designed a Year-To-View wall calendar. It was 8ft wide and 4ft tall and laminated so that you could use dry erase markers on it. I bought a range of colors and provided a key in the left column so that each department could chose their own color. I left extra spaces in case they wanted to include a category I hadn't thought of. The planner was hung on a wall next to the coffee bar, where staff ate lunch and held informal meetings.
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