The 2013 winners were announced June 8 during an awards celebration at the SEGD Conference, held in San Francisco. The jury selected 22 winning projects, including RSM, which received the highest recognition of an Honor Award for Base Camp Charlie in the leisure/entertainment environment category. Winning projects in the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards are all working toward the same goal: providing experiences that connect people to place.
The winning projects illustrate the dramatic impact that environmental graphic design has on the built world—and how EGD can impact the way people perceive and use public spaces. A jury added “When you look at the winning projects individually and collectively, you see how design plays a major role in our daily lives.”
The Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia is the new home of the 10-day BSA National Jamboree, which attracts 40,000 scouts and an additional 50,000 visitors for the event held once every four years. Located on a 10,000-acre site adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park Area, the Summit is a unique high-adventure camp. The identity and wayfinding signage program, developed by RSM Design, was designed to guide scouts and visitors to the site amenities and campsite areas. RSM’s program responds to the natural context of the site as well as the crafted qualities of local materials, mixed with the contemporary attitudes of the adventure activities to create unique juxtapositions within the sign designs. Sign components were designed to be inexpensive and flexible, with no extraneous material usage or superfluous detailing.