Carnegie, Pennsylvania’s KMA Design, a design and graphics firm, has earned an award for the recent installation the company did at Greensburg, Pennsylvania's Seton Hill University.
To commemorate the centennial of the university, a history exhibit was created by KMA highlighting major events, donors, faculty, speakers and a timeline featuring world events. Past presidents and deans’ biographies are displayed on this history wall along with the university’s founder, American Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. The display denotes many renowned speakers that have visited the university, including the Dalai Lama; Rose Kennedy; Mr. Rogers; Maya Angelou; and Lech Walesa; to name a few. The exhibit spans one hundred linear feet and is prominently located in the college’s administration building.
KMA says its design team worked with the archivist for the school, researching photos, historic events and mementos, to visually tell the story of the past 100 years. The backdrop of the display is a repetitive image of the tree-lined main entrance leading into the campus.
For its efforts, KMA Design picked up the Renaissance Award from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for the overall Centennial campaign, which included the wall design.
KMA also received another award in 2018 for a project it did on the same campus.
KMA received the “Best of Category” award in the American Graphic Design & Advertising’s 31st annual AGDA awards.
That award was picked up for the firm’s environmental graphic design work on the Seton Hill University Donor Helix. The freestanding donor recognition sculpture commemorates donations associated with the Joanne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center. The design is an adaptation of the DNA strand. Viewed in the round, the sculpture celebrates the sciences while paying homage to the many generous donors whose gifts made the building possible.