Reflecting culture and history in type and image

The Pearl of the Gulf: Architecture Competition
System Design, Publication Design
Abu Dhabi, UAE
In collaboration with SOM

Tom Harris © Hedrich Blessing

Coordinated graphics for an architectural design competition for a new event arena in Abu Dhabi. Developed visual elements to highlight the arena’s innovative shell exterior and inviting interior, and embody the rich history and culture of the region. Deliverables included a design report, management report, a series of large-format presentation boards and an A5 summary book.

Role: Senior Designer
Developed a template and visual guidelines for an A3 design report, management report, presentation boards, and slide presentation;
Worked with architecture, urban planning, and structural engineering studios to develop interior spreads and book covers;
Coordinated printing and binding