UH Wins SEGD Award

Houston Project Showcased

A collaborative project from the University of Houston Studio Collaboration (School of Art, Graphic Communications Program, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture) has won a 2011 Merit Award from the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

The project is right here in my own backyard and I’m eager to go see it in person. The Dis(solve): Natural Signs project was created for Japhet Creek
Japhet Creek and the intent was to educate and inform the park visitor. Japhet Creek is part of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. This park became the first Houston Green Fingers project, which is an “initiative to create corridors of connectivity to not only improve water quality, but to strengthen the relationship between the community and the environment.”

With a very small budget ($1,800), recycled and biodegradable materials, the students not only designed attractive signage, but also fabricated and installed nine pieces. Some of the pieces will biodegrade and some are temporary installments. Anyone up for a field trip?

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