The July issue of Applied Arts Magazine marks Canada’s 150th anniversary with special content focussing on Canada at 150. We are honoured to have the work of Form:Media and Ekistics Plan & Design featured as a case study looking at two place branding projects that recognize and remember Canada’s past.
Form:Media and Ekistics Planning & Design are proud to announce that our work for Batoche National Historic Site received a People’s Choice award in the Experiential Graphic Design category of Azure Magazines’ AZ Awards. 2017 was the inaugural year for a new Experiential Graphic Design category of the 7th annual AZ Awards.
DETAIL magazine is an issue based publication devoted to a specific constructional theme and provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject. For many professionals, DETAIL is one of the world's most influential architectural publications. Imagine our excitement when we were asked to contribute our work for Batoche to the online database.
Our architecture and landscape project at Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan continues to receive attention, this time from the influential [ArchDaily] web site.
Just in time for the Canada 150 celebrations, our work at Batoche tells the story of the Métis, one of Canada's indigenous cultures. Batoche is the heartland of the Métis nation; the physical, cultural, and political home of the Métis people.
Recently, AZURE Magazine wrote an article about an interactive, outdoor interpretive interpretive environment developed for Batoche National Historic Site (Parks Canada), in Saskatchewan, Canada. For Form:Media and sister company Ekistics Planning & Design, 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.
Ekistics and Form:Media were well represented in the Fall 2016 issue of Landscapes-Paysages, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ (CSLA) quarterly publication. The theme of this issue was ‘Time’—a matter that informs all of our projects, whether we’re investigating and interpreting a site’s history; considering the physical effects of time on the landscape; programming a site and understanding how a space will be perceived at different times of day or over the course of the year.
Rob LeBlanc, John DeWolf and Sandra Cooke have each contributed an article to the issue, which can be viewed here.
To coincide with the International Mountain Biking Associations’ Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Parks Canada unveiled a new sign program: instructional signs aimed at teaching families how to enjoy mountain bike trails, and a new interpretive program that highlights the rich natural and cultural heritage of the area.
Earlier in 2016, Form:Media was awarded a contract to design and deliver a mobile kiosk for Cape Breton Highland National Park. Needless to say, the team is immensely excited about this project. Our Branded Environment team including Chris Crawford, Julien Boudreau, and John deWolf worked on this project.
When we heard that neighbourhood kids were crowing around the fence during construction, we knew we had designed a hit playground, but now that it is open, our latest project is turning planespotters into frequent fliers.
This spring, construction started on Ekistics' redesign of downtown Halifax's Cornwallis Park, and you can now see it taking shape. Changes will begin at the south end of the park: the old fences that cut through the site are gone, replaced with terraces and seating walls.