Louisiana Children’s Museum―
Project Lead, Phase 1: Cassie Klingler
Project Lead, Phase 2: Nicole Fischetti
Project Manager, Phase 1: Jami Halse
Project Manager, Phase 2: Amy McHorse
Louisiana Children’s Museum mustered incredible support from their community to build a new home in City Park, New Orleans. Along with a new brand and wayfinding, we crafted an extensive family of donor recognition for the museum. From exterior signposts featuring local animals, to a giant flowing Mississippi River of donor names, we integrated recognition throughout the experience. From the museum staff we learned how important it is for kids’ learning and self-esteem to not just provide them with opportunities to draw, paint and create, but also to display and celebrate that work. So it made perfect sense to incorporate authentic children’s drawings—created at the Museum—throughout the new brand and donor recognition. Each drawing is credited to the budding child artist.
Throughout our three years of work on this project, our team collaborated closely with the museum and with architects Mithun to create an environment that inspires both children and adults. We look forward to this site serving multiple generations for many years to come.
Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, Award of Excellence
Core77 Design Awards 2020, Visual Communication Notable Award
SEGD Global Design Awards 2020, Placemaking and Identity Honor Award