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03/17/14

3D Printed Awards for USGBC

 
the awards on the podium on event night, image from: www.flickr.com/photos/usgbcmd
award winners at the reception, image from: www.flickr.com/photos/usgbcmd
Here are some pictures of the 3D-printed awards that I created for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Wintergreen Awards Ceremony last month. I was first contacted this past summer, when the USGBC was looking for a local artist to help create a unique award piece, using sustainable materials and representing their membership, community and mission. The design went through several iterations, changes, and material explorations.
The Original Proposal - to which we later added the USGBC leaf logo
The Original Proposal – to which we later added the USGBC leaf logo
We finally settled on the top globe piece 3D-printed in Alumide (a plastic infused with aluminum flecks) and a reclaimed wooden base, cut from 100-year old salvaged wood from a DC rowhouse. I found the wood at Community Forklift, a Nonprofit Thrift Store For Home Improvement, and spray-painted it with a glossy clear coat.  

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