2013 SEGD Global Design Awards: Connecting People to Place

17 June 2013
Washington, DC (USA) – Whether designed to guide people through a complex hospital building, make art more fun and accessible for museum visitors, or brand a government office, winning projects in the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards are all working toward the same goal: providing experiences that connect people to place.
Washington, DC (USA) – Whether designed to guide people through a complex hospital building, make art more fun and accessible for museum visitors, or brand a government  office, winning projects in the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards are all working toward the same goal: providing experiences that connect people to place.

Winners in the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards—the annual program honoring the best in environmental graphic design—range from signage to a suite of  high-tech interactives.

“The 2013 jury was unanimous in its conviction that excellence in environmental graphic design is communications-driven—and the best projects connect people to place in memorable ways,” says Joe Zenas, CEO and Principal of experiential design company Thinkwell Group, who chaired the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards program.

The winning projects illustrate the dramatic impact that environmental graphic design has on the built world—and how SEGD can impact the way people perceive and use public spaces, adds Zenas. “When you look at the winning projects individually and collectively, you see how design plays a major role in our everyday lives. Our winning hospital project, for example, shows how  providing information in a timely and sensitive way can not only reduce stress    for visitors and patients, but actively contribute to the healing process.”

The 2013 winners were announced June 8 during an awards celebration at the 2013 SEGD Conference, held in San Francisco June 6‐8. The jury led by Zenas selected 22 winning projects, including four that received the highest recognition, Honor Awards. Seventeen projects received Merit Awards and one received a Jury Award. Click here to




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