New Monterey Display Celebrates International Success

The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College, is a dynamic organization that annually produces graduates who go on to be leaders in all areas of business and commerce, working for some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.

Recently, MIIS decided to move ahead with the development of a comprehensive recognition display that would serve multiple purposes. The display, which would integrate an architecturally designed donor wall with an interactive multimedia presentation, is an innovative blend of technology and craftsmanship that is helping MIIS share its story and achievements with visitors around the world.

According to Kathryn Ann Joyce, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at MIIS,  the area where the display is situated used to be dead space but is now always busy with people. “The wall has brought that building to life,” says Joyce. “People who were not interested initially in having their profiles and pictures up are now very interested in it. And corporations are very excited about being featured, too, and feel that they’re seeing an increased interest in them from students,” she continued.

The architectural portion of the display features a series of six large glass panels, each showcasing donors within various gift categories. Highlighting the display is a world globe that creates a dramatic relief background.

When visitors approach the display a large 55” interactive LCD monitor invites them to experience the multimedia presentation by touching one of the interactive navigation buttons. Presentation modules include A World Of Influence which features global regions where MIIS graduates are at work; Alumni of Distinction; and Tomorrow’s Leaders. Another module is Our Corporate Partners that showcases some of the major corporations that have hired MIIS graduates, and which feature profiles of those corporate partners.

“The entire project development experience was seamless”, says Kathy Joyce. “I was amazed that we were able to develop such a comprehensive project so easily. And being featured in the multimedia presentation has become somewhat of a campus status symbol, as students and staff vie to be included in one of its segments”, she added.

For more information on the Monterey Institute for International Studies integrated recognition  project or other Planned Legacy projects please contact Planned Legacy at 866-882-3580 or by email at solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

 This is a designer’s rendering of the display at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

New Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Showcases Dynamic Recognition Display

Dramatic Donor Recognition at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, New Mexico, furthered its reputation for providing advanced medical care with the recent opening of its dynamic new Rust Medical Center facility – and the unveiling of a dramatic recognition display, designed, fabricated and installed by Planned Legacy.

The integrated display, incorporating a 40” LCD monitor with interactive multimedia presentation, highlights materials and finishes that complement the hospital’s contemporary décor while employing elements such as brushed bronze and silver laminates along with anodized aluminum to create striking accents.

Overall, the display is 32’ wide x 8’ high but extends barely 12” from the wall, requiring unique supports because of the existing architectural masonry and windows. Finally, as with other projects Planned Legacy has created for Presbyterian, the display is shaped to emulate the nearby Sandia Mountains, visible right through the integrated windows.

Located in the main corridor adjacent to the waiting area, the display is situated in a high traffic area where it will be seen and appreciated by the hundreds of staff, visitors and patients who pass by daily. Some of the design features that have been incorporated into the display include:

- 8 mm tempered glass on which donor names are included using 40” h x 23” w vinyl graphic film

- Stainless steel stand-offs that secure the glass to the display

- An historical timeline that has been produced on a vinyl print on acrylic

- A picturesque image produced on vinyl film that surrounds the 40” LCD monitor

- A base finish of high pressure Cherry laminate with access panels for electronic service

- A mountain panel finish comprised of anodized aluminum sheet on brushed bronze and brushed silver laminates

The overall look and feel is engaging and inspiring and, based on comments from visitors, the display is a worthy testament to the many donors and supporters who made the new facility a reality.

“We are very pleased with the donor recognition wall that Planned Legacy developed for our new Rust Medical Center. It is impressive and beautifully complements the architectural design and interiors of the hospital. We are amazed at the number of visitors that stop by the wall to look at the history of Presbyterian and the donors listed on the wall. It is truly magnificent! Working with Planned Legacy was great. They were responsive, on time and on budget, and quick to respond to the usual last minute changes.”

Gisuseppe (Joe) Rizza, CFRE ~ Vice President and Executive Director ~ Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

For more information on the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center donor recognition display, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1. 866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out the donor wall photos in our donor recognition gallery.

 

Town of Hanover P & H Centre donor recognition project includes multiple components

Hanover Donor Recognition DisplayThe Town of Hanover contracted Planned Legacy to design and fabricate a donor recognition project for the P & H CENTRE: Home of the Hanover Honda Arena & Regional Aquatic Centre, sports and recreation facility.

Unveiled in September 2010, the project includes three major components:

  • a donor recognition wall with an integrated interactive touch-screen multimedia presentation
  • 71 individual facility naming pieces
  • an illuminated exterior roadside sign

The donor recognition wall is the central feature in entry lobby visible from the first and second floors.  It is designed to infuse the space with a sense of athletic energy and forward movement, representing not only the physical action, strength and spirit of community sports and recreation, but also the Hanover community working together towards their visions for the future of the complex – which would not exist without the support of donors.

Designed to be evocative without being literal, the 25’ wide by 6’ high wall used fluid lines, subtle graphic print imagery and LED edge lighting to represent the overall spirit of the complex through tangible elements such as water and ice to more abstract qualities such as community support, a rich history, team spirit and human endurance.

The look and feel was created by printing an “energy explosion” graphic on acrylic. Vibrant colors and vectors provide a sense of energy and vitality, and different sized fonts for giving categories add to the perception of depth. The smoothness of the design is intended to act as a foil, contrasting the rough textured block which fills much of the space. CNC technology provided clean and crisp lines.

The multimedia presentation includes three modules:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Donor Recognition
  • News and Events

Dynamic content featured on the display includes history, information about the new facilities, and activity schedules which will help eliminate paper bulletins.  Future gifts to the facility, including seat sponsorships in the new arena, will also be acknowledged through the multimedia presentation.

Over 71 individual recognition plaques are spread throughout the facility, recognizing key partnerships for sponsored areas.  The tiered acrylic plaques compliment the look and feel of the main wall with donor names and institutional logos applied in a monochromatic palate with vinyl graphics.  For the named areas in the arena proper, floor decals were incorporated, as the client wanted to avoid commercializing the visual space surrounding the ice rink.

The exterior signage follows the same inspiring principles used for the recognition wall.  A monochromatic red LED was chosen for the display.  Considerations were made to resurface and reuse the existing base for the installation.

“Planned Legacy provided professional leadership and insight for our donor wall and recognition signage project. Throughout our project, Planned Legacy demonstrated their commitment to building a strong client relationship to ensure the expectations of our Committee members were achieved. The end result was a unique design and quality product.”

– Sherri Walden,
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Town of Hanover, Ontario

For more detailed information on the Town of Hanover donor recognition project please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.