The summer was a productive one for Lorenc+Yoo. Aside from engaging in new projects internationally, we have won two new awards for our work, and have expanded our team with great new talent. Let’s dive in!
Lorenc+Yoo is proud to be involved in designing the signage and wayfinding program for North Country Mall in Chandigarh, India. We have joined the design team with tvs design and Gumberg. Additionally, Lorenc+Yoo has joined with Hines along with Robert A.M. Stern Architects on Horizon Center in Gurgaon, India.
For our market in China and Asia-Pacific region, we have recently expanded the role of our associate, architect Mac Liu, promoting him from the Project Coordinator to the Regional General Manager position. And we have retained Cathy Tang as Lorenc+Yoo’s Asia-Pacific Region Marketing Manager. Cathy will focus on publicity and business development opportunities, while Mac’s role will be managing overall business operation in that region. Their roles extend beyond marketing and business management, however. Cathy is a talented interior designer and Mac an accomplished architect, so they will also lend their design abilities to upcoming Lorenc+Yoo projects worldwide. Welcome, Cathy and Mac!
Lorenc+Yoo has won two prestigious industry awards this summer. Signs of the Times magazine awarded Lorenc+Yoo their “Best in Show” award for our work on wayfinding signage and sculpture for the Fish In The Garden development in Guangzhou, China. The award was given for exceptional design and fabrication. The fabrication partner for this project was Shenzhen Youking Sign Design and Mfg. Co., with whom Lorenc+Yoo is proud to share this award.
Additionally, Lorenc+Yoo won a Bronze Award from Exhibitor Magazine for our design for the trade show exhibit of Brookfield Properties. Exhibitor Magazine reports, “The sense of sophisticated stability the company wanted to evoke from attendees was the very one it elicited from Exhibit Design Awards judges. As one of them said, ‘It feels solid, enduring, and rich.’”
Jan Lorenc gave a presentation at the annual Gravity Free conference in Chicago in May. He answered questions on what most annoys him about the design industry today and what, if any, role remains for the “outlaw designer.” You can read Jan’s comments at his blog “Jan on Design.”
Lastly, it is bittersweet that we announce the departure of our long-time associate and friend David Park. David worked with Lorenc+Yoo for over 15 years on countless projects. He left Lorenc+Yoo in August to be closer to his fiancé and family in Nashville. Congratulations, David!