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Cinnabar’s work at California Academy of Sciences honored with 2010 SEGD Design Award

Cinnabar’s work at California Academy of Sciences  honored with 2010 SEGD Design Award

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Cinnabar, Inc., a company of designers, artisan builders and producers creating unique experiences for the museum, entertainment and cultural industries, was recognized with a SEGD Honor Award (Society for Environmental Graphic Design) for exhibit design at the celebrated new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The award was presented June 3 in Washington, DC. The annual SEGD Design Awards recognize exceptional environmental graphic design, illustrating the multidisciplinary nature of visual communications in the built environment.

Cinnabar was acknowledged in tandem with environmental design firm Volume Inc. Working closely with Volume, with the Academy and with architect Renzo Piano, Cinnabar implemented a highly collaborative and time-efficient project development method known as “integrated creative management” to produce 35,000 square feet of exhibits for the Kimball Museum of Natural History, on the main floor of the new Academy – a $488 million, 400,000 sq. ft. facility created to replace the earthquake-damaged former structure. Cinnabar CEO Jonathan Katz executive produced the exhibits.
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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