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2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards

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.

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Exhibitry: Telling a landscape’s story

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.

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AZURE on Batoche National Historic Site

To say I am humbled is an understatement. Recently, AZURE Magazine wrote an article about a project Form:Media developed for Batoche National Historic Site (Parks Canada), in Saskatchewan, Canada. This project is an example of the seamless collaborative effort of interpretive planners, architects, landscape architects, and graphic designers working together to interpret an important cultural landscape. Not to mention, it's not everyday your work is second on the bill to the work of Snøhetta.

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Branding Heritage Landscapes

John deWolf's article “Branding Heritage Landscapes: Old Places, New Connections” (P40–45) looks at the challenges Form:Media faced when the landscape is considered special because of its historic or cultural significance. His article explores three UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Old Town Lunenburg, the Landscape of Grand Pré, and Red Bay Basque Whaling Station—where integrity and authenticity are key to our understanding of time.

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Warehouse 21

Warehouse is devoted to the critical pursuit of design discourse. The journal attempts to reflect, engage and extend the ideas inherent within the various departments that fall within the interdisciplinary vision of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture. 

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Experiencing the Everyday: A Photographic Inquiry

A photo essay by John deWolf explore's student work exploring themes related to the Atmosphere Symposium, and makes connections between theory and the world of the everyday.  “Experiencing the Everyday: A Photographic Inquiry,” a photo essay by John deWolf is published in the November 2013 edition of Interiors Journal.

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Eric Butler wrote about Michelle Jospe’s award-winning sign system, for The Coast magazines’s July 21–28, 2005, issue. Michele produced the her work during a 

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Maclean's

They include people like John DeWolf, 26, and his partners in 1-2-3 Media Design, who last year created television graphics for Nickelodeon, a United States cable channel that features director Robert Altman as executive producer. And Judith Swan, an expert in the law of the sea who has written the fisheries agreements of 10 countries. And companies like DynaTek Automation Systems, a firm specializing in data storage systems for computers, which relocated to Halifax from Toronto two years ago even though almost all of its $75 million in sales are outside Nova Scotia. As Michael Donovan, vice-president of Salter Street Films, one of the country's most vibrant independent film companies, puts it: "You can live here. But you have to make your money somewhere else.

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