Interior and exterior signage that we fabricated for the Allen Institute for Brain Science was recognized with a 2018 Merit Award from the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)! Rainier produced and installed the walls surrounding the elevator lobbies as designed by Studio SC on each level of the new center in downtown Seattle.
The complex displays consist of floor-to-ceiling water-jet cut blackened steel with a clear coat on the steel finish. The design emphasized the natural finish on the steel, including the natural patina and surface textures of the sheet material. Each section of the wall has multiple panels, all aligned in geometric patterns. Many of the walls feature decorative cut-thru painted lines matching the color of the level.
The work was recognized by SEGD for integrating architecture and graphics, connecting visual appeal with practical wayfinding, as the center connects groundbreaking research with education.