JRC Design worked hand in hand with ICON to create the first four of six traveling pavilions. The pavilions are 30x60 feet in size, soft sided tents and are portable mini-museums. The traveling celebrations of Arizona are built on a Thursday night, open on Friday, run through the weekend and are torn down and packed up on a Sunday night--for business to start on Monday-- as usual. They include interactive and educational components, artifacts and models in custom cases, hundreds of stories and images of Arizona history.
At historic locations on the 20-mile light rail system, historic panels were designed specifically for individual stations and their surrounding areas. City of Phoenix markers maintain a theme of significant architecture within that station's vicinity, while City of Tempe markers primarily carry a theme of geographic areas of interest, including the Rio Salado, ASU Sun Devil Stadium/the Butte, and the historic ASU Campus.
A Journey to Phoenix's Past is 5400 square feet of exhibits located in various areas (and on various levels) throughout the Arizona Science Center. These historical exhibits, based upon artifacts from the Phoenix Museum of History, emphasize the importance of water, farming, housing, transportation, communication, music and commerce to the early settlers in the Valley. This is believed to be the first Science Center in the country to include such a large amount of historical exhibits among its hands-on science exhibits. The juxtaposition of the exhibits helps visitors connect the theoretical experiments with real world experiences.
JRC Design, in collaboration with the National Park Service, developed a series of graphic panels to create a communicative environment that would combine the complex military, civilian and political elements into a cohesive story – essentially providing an overall snapshot of this pivotal time in history that lead to the end of the Civil War. The panels posed unique challenges, such as composing a limited (and varying) selection of imagery with content, while maintaining a consistent system that would effectively convey the complete story and it's historical significance. Other key components in the system included character biographies, battle movements and period photographs and sketches depicting unique places and events from the campaign and its aftermath.
One of six specialized trails in the Garden, this system of components was inspired by the Devil's Claw (Proboscidea louisianica) that was used for food, fiber, medicine and other cultural purposes in their daily lives. The trail head provides shade while viewing the overall trail fauna and flora information used by Native Americans, while the stronger trailsides seem to grow out of the ground to provide specific information.