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Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk Guidelines Approved

August 29, 2019 Miami Baywalk 0 Comments

RSM Design partnered with Savino & Miller Design Studio to complete the Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk Design Guidelines and Brand Development this month following an extensive public outreach and review process in 2018 that included residents, business owners, the Miami Downtown…

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ULI Advisory Board Recommends Miami Baywalk & Riverwalk Design Guidelines

August 2, 2019 Miami Baywalk 0 Comments

In tandem with the progress for the Miami Baywalk and Riverwalk, the ULI Advisory Board presented their preliminary recommendations to the City of Miami and the DDA at a public meeting held at Miami City Hall on Friday, June 7,…

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Chicken and the Egg Ribbon Cutting at NoMa Gateway

We are excited to announce the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first NoMa Gateway art project that was designed by RSM Design for the NoMa neighborhood in Washington, DC. The event will be on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 6:00 pm.…

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Human-Centered Design – Can A Child Use This?

Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a creative approach to problem-solving that involves understanding the needs of the people using the system and developing solutions that are tailored to them. At RSM Design, the principles of Human-Centered Design are at the core…

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RSM’s Miami Waterwalk Honored by Fast Company

RSM Design's work with the Miami Waterwalk project has been awarded an honorable mention in Fast Company's  Spaces, Places, and Cities category as part of the 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards. World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major…

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What is Environmental Graphic Design? Part 3: EGD can be Expressed in Many Ways

March 26, 2019 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Environmental graphic design’s greatest asset may be its willingness to adapt to a wide variety of situations, materials, and processes. Because EGD is focused on the communication of creative ideas, the ways in which it can be expressed are limitless.…

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What is Environmental Graphic Design? Part 2: Emotional Connections

March 18, 2019 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Part 1 of this discussion described the basics of environmental graphic design as a multidisciplinary field of study aimed at providing communication within the built environment – ideas, images, and messages layered and integrated into an architectural experience. Whether you…

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What is Environmental Graphic Design? Part 1: What’s in a Name?

March 12, 2019 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Environmental graphic design, or EGD, is a multidisciplinary field of design in which the disciplines of graphic design, architecture, art, lighting, landscape, and other fields are utilized as a way to enhance the user experience through the visual translation of…

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Harry Mark to Speak at the Architecture and Design Exchange

February 19, 2019 Uncategorized 0 Comments

RSM Design's Executive Director, Harry Mark FAIA will be speaking on February 28 at the Dallas Architecture and Design Exchange (AD EX). The interactive conversation will center around the relationship of architecture and graphics. From the AD EX website: "The…

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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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Campus Placemaking

November 29, 2018 Conversation, Journal 0 Comments

Anchoring Students with Clarity, Specificity and Purpose   RSM Design believes that every project is unique, but certain core needs weave through all projects. We have recently explored how the signage and placemaking needs on university and college campuses are…

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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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