This year, the Halifax Urban Design Award 2018 resulted in a dual honour. Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media were recognized with an award of excellence for their work at Fort Needham Memorial Park. Personally, I was proud that the City selected mentee Sasan Moradian’s design for the trophy, a clear acrylic casting that encapsulates the spirit of the Urban Design Awards: a street grid that reminds us to consider the relationship between buildings, streets and public and open spaces.
In their November issue, SignMedia published an article about Form:Media's work for Batoche National Historic Site. Parks Canada’s multi-faceted goal for this project was to allow the landscape to tell the story of a thriving culture, strengthen ties and serve as a destination. Through a combination of interpretive planning, graphic design and architecture, Form: Media worked with the client and shared management board to achieve this goal.