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RSM Design begins work reimagining Old Sacramento Waterfront

December 13, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

RSM Design is honored to announce that we are part of a winning team to reimagine Old Sacramento Waterfront. Alongside a world-class team that includes LPA and Hargreaves Associates, RSM Design will serve as a signage, wayfinding and placemaking design consultant for the…

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Broadway Plaza, Del Amo Fashion Center, and Oakbrook Center Win Big at ICSC

December 4, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Winners of the ICSC Awards were announced this week and two RSM Design projects took home gold. ICSC awards recognize professional excellence in the retail real estate industry, and there are awards for marketing, design and development, and retail store design. The…

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Planes! Trains! Automobiles! And Shopping! And Great Food!

November 13, 2018 Conversation, Graphics 0 Comments

RSM Design explores how Millennials are driving successful transit-oriented mixed-use developments   GLOBALLY, THE RETAIL WORLD HAS SHIFTED The typical mall has changed and now it mirrors a complete neighborhood, and in most cases is transforming suburban or urban commercial…

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What is Wayfinding? Part 4: What’s Next in Wayfinding?

This is Part 4 in a 4 part series called What is Wayfinding? You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Although we are seeing great strides in the application of technology to wayfinding, it…

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What is Wayfinding? Part 3: Wayfinding is More Than Just Signage

This is Part 3 in a 4 part series called What is Wayfinding? You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and check the blog next week for Part 4: What's Next In Wayfinding? If wayfinding is more than…

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What is Wayfinding? Part 2: The City As A Model

This is Part 2 in a 4 part series called What is Wayfinding? You can read Part 1 here, and check the blog next week for Part 3: Wayfinding Is More Than Just Signage. In the 1960s an educator and…

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What is Wayfinding? Part 1: It’s All About Human Needs

This is Part 1 in a 4 part series titled What is Wayfinding? Check the blog next week for Part 2: The City as a Model. What is Wayfinding? It’s a simple question that seems like it should yield a fairly…

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Retail Renaissance: Updates from Latin American

October 15, 2018 Conversation, Journal 1 Comment

By Harry Mark, FAIA Last week I was in Cartagena, Colombia to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) annual conference focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. It was enlightening to be a part of conversations that recognized…

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Hollywood Park Construction Underway

October 10, 2018 Graphics, Los Angeles 0 Comments

RSM Design is honored to have been selected by Wilson Meany to join the esteemed design team (including Studio MLA, BCV, Sensory Interactive, and Architects Orange) as the identity and wayfinding consultant for the mixed-use town center within Hollywood Park. Our studio…

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It’s Time to Redefine “Architectural Graphic Design”

October 8, 2018 Conversation, Journal 2 Comments

  by Harry Mark, FAIA Studying for my architecture undergraduate degree there were countless books that influenced (and continue to influence) my way of thinking about architecture, space, and design… Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (Venturi), For an Architecture of Reality…

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Brand New Digs for RSM Design’s Los Angeles Studio

October 3, 2018 Fun, Los Angeles 1 Comment

The Los Angeles studio of RSM Design has moved to a new location in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Situated off of Raymond Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, tucked in Plotkin Alley, and surrounded by Pasadena favorites such as King's…

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RSM Design Reacts: SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking Conference 2018

September 14, 2018 Community, Conversation 0 Comments

Insights from our experience at the SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking Conference Our designers attended the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Los Angeles Wayfinding and Placemaking conference on July 20, 2018. This gathering was a global event focused on urban,…

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The Placemaking Power of Ten

We’ve all been places we love and want to return to again and again. These spaces are exciting and engaging and they elicit a positive emotional reaction. At RSM Design, we have made our name designing the places that people…

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Mapping the Spaces Between (SEGD: 20×20)

I had the opportunity to present a Pecha Kucha on the topic of being a designer in Los Angeles for the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) LA Conference on July 20, 2018. I began by thinking about what makes…

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Grove Central is Featured as Leading Climate-Change Mitigation Project

Terra, a Miami based developer, has been working to address "climate gentrification" through its strategically planned development, Grove Central, which is set to break ground in the coming months. On the site of what was formerly a parking lot in…

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Five Observations From the 2018 Digital Signage Expo

July 22, 2018 Graphics, RSM Lab 0 Comments

Earlier this year, RSM Design attended the 2018 Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, which partnered with the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), to take an in-depth look at branded environments and the new technologies that are evolving how…

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Gateway LA TAP Report Completed

Known as the “Gateway to L.A.,” Century Boulevard between the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the San Diego Freeway is the first impression of Southern California for millions of visitors a year. GatewayLA approached the Los Angeles Chapter of…

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AIA Dallas Brands a New Home in the Heart of Downtown

June 28, 2018 Community, Dallas 0 Comments

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of creative consultants, RSM Design has crafted new public engagement experiences within the new home of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas chapter. Located in downtown Dallas, the newly named AdEx, The Architecture and…

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Missouri Riverfront Revitalization Project

June 27, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

RSM Design is honored to be a part of the masterplan design team on the Missouri Riverfront Revitalization Project in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The site spans over 200 acres, creating a network of park spaces, and linking…

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City of Aspen names RSM Design Lead Consultant

RSM Design has been selected to develop a new pedestrian and trail wayfinding system for the City of Aspen, Colorado. Public involvement will be a high priority within this project and the RSM Design team will be collaborating closely with Design Workshop, Fox…

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RSM Design wins Port of San Diego Baywide Signage Program!

The Port of San Diego is creating a bay-wide signage strategic plan for the 34 miles of waterfront along San Diego Bay. RSM Design has been selected to partner with the team to lead the effort in creating comprehensive signage…

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From Transactional Environments to Transformational Experiences

As Environmental Graphic Designers, we are very aware of the influence the built environment plays on the types of experiences that you have. Some environments generate active excitement, such as a stadium or sports arenas, while others instill reflection and…

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RSM Design Invited to Join First and Broadway Park Design Team!

January 2, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

RSM Design is excited to announce that we have been invited to join the First and Broadway (FAB) Park design team. We will collaborate with Studio MLA, OM+A and the City of Los Angeles on this landmark Downtown L.A. project right…

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Harry Mark, FAIA Awarded AIA Dallas President’s Medal

December 18, 2017 Community, Dallas 0 Comments

On Friday, December 15, the Dallas AIA chapter announced that RSM Design's Harry Mark, FAIA was awarded the AIA President's Medal. The announcement was made at AIA Dallas's Holiday Party, and the chapter President, Nunzio DeSantis, FAIA, presented the award and…

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