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The Green Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits at the New California Academy of Sciences

In the winter of 2009, I had the pleasure of touring the newly-opened California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco as research for this article about the permanent exhibits. I met with Adam Brodsley, principal of Volume Inc., the multidiscplinary studio that designed the graphics and his client, Rhonda Rubinstein, the Academy’s creative director. The project recently won the SEGD’s 2010 Honor Award. You can hear my mix of jealousy and awe in the first paragraph of the story:

Imagine receiving the following creative brief:
“Collaborate with a Pritzker Prize winning architect, evolutionary biologists and
ecologists, and the staff of a 157-year-old acclaimed research institution to create
a new generation of sustainable exhibition design for a space bathed in natural
light and without walls, in the middle of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.”
Read article >>

(Above is a photo of a great quote from one of the exhibits – couldn’t find a way to work it into the article!)

The Green Cabinet of Curiosities (PDF) published in segdDESIGN, no. 24, 2009

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This entry was posted on July 8, 2010 by in Publications.

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