Sponsored Project | Aquarium of the Pacific

"In partnership with the Environmental Design Department and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Resilient Coastal Cities Studio challenged ArtCenter students to conceptualize, design and create an exciting, engaging exhibit that would effectively communicate a call to action for the residents of Long Beach and other coastal cities for resiliency in the face of climate change." - Design Matters at ArtCenter

A F.E.W. Choices with Big Impact

Throughout most of stand-alone exhibition displays, the F.E.W. concept is stressed. Representing Food, Energy and Water, F.E.W. involves information and simple day-to-day choices that individuals can adapt to reduce the threat of climate change.

Exhibits lead visitors from the parking lot throughout the Aquarium, but because of the open design structure, they can be experienced in any order.

Final Proposal

Construction Wall

Design Development

Content Diagram

Real Scale Mock Up

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Final Out Come

Water Exhibition

Water Exhibition

A Sea of Change

A Sea of Change

Energy Exhibition

Energy Exhibition

Trash Can Interaction

Trash Can Interaction

When people throw the trash into different trash bin, the monitor will show then animation about each topic.

Cafe Entry Exhibition

Cafe Entry Exhibition

Staircase Design

Staircase Design

Hub Interation

Hub Interation

It has the proximity sensor, when people come closer to the exhibit the light will be up.

Hub Design

Hub Design

Construction Wall

Construction Wall

Construction Wall 3/4'' = 1'

Construction Wall Composite

Construction Wall Composite

Construction Wall Composite

Construction Wall Composite

Construction Wall Scale Model

Construction Wall Scale Model

Meet the Team

A10 Studio (left to right)

Longtao Wang (Product Design)

Rensi Ying (Environmental Design)

Cooper Dai (Environmental Design)

Allie Kollias (Environmental Design)

Catherina Han (Interaction Design)

Phylicia Leinweber (Environmental Design)

Special Thanks to:

Nathalie Llemof - Hand Writing

James Guo - Illustrations

Hao Lin - Illustrations