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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 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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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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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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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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Connecting People to Place: Cultural Districts

Authenticity of a story told using history, art, and cultural perspectives creates an emotional experience that has the power to transform communities by creating impressionable moments that engage and inspire.   Many communities continue to embark upon a renaissance of…

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Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2017 Conversation, Graphics 0 Comments

Lubbock, Texas has established a thriving cultural district that is an incubator and home to many arts, cultural, and entertainment experiences. Host to a number of museums, festivals, cultural facilities, and artists, this dimensional experience of sights, sounds, and community is…

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Balboa Park Botanical Building

April 19, 2017 Conversation, Graphics 0 Comments

Located along the picturesque coast of San Diego, Balboa Park reigns as one of the largest cultural parks in the United States.  An oasis in the city, and host to over 14,000,000 visitors per year, the park’s attractions include 12,000…

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Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance

April 18, 2017 Conversation, Graphics 0 Comments

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is relocating and nearly quadrupling in size. With a broader focus on human rights struggles from around the world, the new 50,000 square foot location will be able to support the high…

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Cheers to a New Year!

December 13, 2016 Community, Conversation 0 Comments

The past year has been an exciting and prosperous one for us here at RSM Design. As the year winds to an end and we look towards 2017, we would like to take our time and resources to give back and…

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People Powered Places

October 17, 2016 Community, Conversation 0 Comments

Why active transportation and the built environment are creating valuable synergy in real estate development. Historically, communities were built around village-centric districts that were accessible by foot, horse, or carriage. The sidewalk was essentially an extension of the shopkeeper’s business…

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3D Action in Miami…

June 30, 2015 Conversation, Link, Web 1 Comment

Miami Curbed - Miami Design District Map

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Harry Mark, FAIA inducted into the AIA College of Fellows

RSM DESIGN HEADS TO AIA ATLANTA TO CELEBRATE THE INVESTITURE OF HARRY MARK, FAIA INTO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS COLLEGE OF FELLOWS For the past twenty years Harry has focused on a number of varied and unique realms…from environmental…

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