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A new ID and flagship site for ELS Architecture highlights the firm’s breadth, agility, and culture of collaboration.

The dynamic system uses a set of symbol suffixes to indicate that the firm is made complete by its relationships: its connections to its end users, clients, partners, and staff. These connections are fundamental to how firm understands architecture – as shared experience that engenders community.

A new brand and website for Harvard GSD’s Loeb Fellowship. The new identity underlines the Loeb’s focus on the critical issues facing the built environment: climate change, social entrepreneurship, and urban policy innovation. The site redesign features Loeb Stories—short-form journalism that highlights the fellow’s ongoing R&D in rethinking social justice programs, housing, health systems, equality, accessibility, and opportunity in cities around the world. [+]

The new website for Studio VARA presents the firm as a tapestry of ideas, investigations, and projects – all grounded by a culture of building craft, urban stewardship, and a commitment to service. [+] With a sharp focus on client satisfaction and listening first, the young firm needed a new website that telegraphed this commitment to an expanding group of clients interested to know more about the firm's unique personality.

The new flagship website for LMS Architects underscores the firm’s belief that architecture is a primary means to shape society. Along with displaying the firm’s portfolio, the site highlights the stories of the different populations that live in and use LMSA’s buildings, indicating how thoughtful design creates community. These stories are the most powerful testaments to the success of the firm’s work. [+]

MD was engaged by Airbnb to design an experience that would draw their global community of employees closer together. Recognizing that sharing is at the heart of all communities, MD developed one.library, an analog/digital library that makes staff-picks shareable amongst all Airbnb employees worldwide. [+]

Focusing on the experiential qualities of landscape architecture, MD developed a new identity and website for GLS that express the narratives implicit in the intersection of place, organic materials, and human perception. [+]

Following a in-depth review of GLS’s philosophy and vision, MD identified four fundamental tone and value statements to drive the design process: a humanized minimalism, a sense of space as storytelling, clarity of purpose, and a sensitivity to a user’s intuition in terms of how to navigate both real and virtual environments.

Ecco, a Sonoma based coffee roaster, has built long-standing relationships with artisanal growers throughout the world. The Ecco identity suggests both the journey required to bring fair-trade coffee to market, as well as the mechanical craft of the roasting process. The larger project consisted of brand strategy, visual identity, packaging, environmental graphics, and an e-commerce website.

Communications strategy, brand identity and website for Design Access, a yearly summit that considers how to shape the built environment to make positive social change.

Visual identity, e-commerce website, and integrated marketing plan for Covey Studio, the designers of the Covey stool. [+]

MendeDesign developed a decidedly minimal visual language for the Covey brand in order to telegraph the rigor and reductive nature of the studio’s aesthetic. The same sensibility drove the development of the website and the customized ordering platform for both retail and resale buyers.

The interface of the WRNS website tells the story of the firm through a dynamic balance of three primary layers: work, stewardship, and culture. [+]

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