2011 SEGD Design Awards Program

22 October 2010
14 February 2010

About the event

The annual SEGD Design Awards Program was established in 1987 to recognise the highest standards in environmental graphic design. The SEGD Design Awards Program illustrates the pandisciplinary nature of visual communications in the built environment and its important role in providing context, a strong sense of place and navigational aids through complex human-made environments.

Winning projects have included wayfinding systems in cities, health care and educational environments, transportation facilities, and commercial complexes; branding and identity work and themed environments;  retail and interior projects; exhibition design; media architecture and dynamic information environments and public art installations.


Call for entries

Environmental graphic design is multidisciplinary by nature. Therefore, the SEGD Design Awards Program invites designers from a wide range of disciplines to enter. These include:
  • Environmental graphic designers
  • Graphic designers
  • Public artists
  • Architects
  • Exhibition designers
  • Landscape architects
  • Industrial designers
  • Digital and interaction designers
  • Interior designers
  • Fabricators
  • Clients
  • Students

Projects must have been completed between 1 January 08 and 31 December 10.
This program is open to both members and non-members of SEGD.
Projects must demonstrate the use of graphic design elements (including but not limited to typography, symbols, pictograms, diagrams and color-coding) in the design solution and must focus on the communication of information, identity or image in the designed environment.

Announcement of winners

Winners will be announced at a special awards luncheon during the SEGD Conference + Expo to be held in Montreal 1-4 June 2011. Winners will also be published in an SEGD press release, on the SEGD website, and in segdDESIGN magazine.

International Jury

SEGD juries are assembled to represent the wide range of disciplines found at the intersection of visual communication and the built environment. The 2011 jury includes:

  • John Lutz (Chair) - Principal at Selbert Perkins Design (Los Angeles)
  • Tim Fendley - Founder of Applied Information Group (London)
  • Edwin L. Hofmann - Associate vice president of design at Limited Brands (New York)
  • Kate Keating - President and founder of Kate Keating Associates (San Francisco)
  • Sarah M. Kirchoff - Winner of a 2010 SEGD Design Award (United States)
  • Ronald A. Loch - Vice president of planning and design for the Taubman Company (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
  • Douglas Morris - principal of Poulin + Morris (New York)
  • Robert Probst - Dean of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati (United States)

About SEGD

SEGD aims to provide educational resources and create awareness for those working in the interface of visual communications and the built environment.

For more information, please contact:

2011 SEGD Design Awards Program
Society for Environmental Graphic Design
1000 Vermont Ave., NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20005
T: 202 638 5555
F: 202 638 0891
W: www.segd.org
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