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Bowman Global Change Wins 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for Aquarium of the Pacific’s Wonders of the Deep Exhibition
Bowman Global Change, in collaboration with Ed Hackley Design, has won a 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Award for design excellence demonstrated by the Wonders of the Deep exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. The 64-year old international award, conferred jointly by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, drew over 700 entries from 38 countries.
The Wonders of the Deep exhibition is part of the Aquarium of the Pacific's Ocean Exploration initiative. The exhibition immerses visitors in the cold, dark, and largely unexplored world that exists below the ocean’s surface using wall projections, lighting, unusual animals and interactive computer displays. Highlights include a recreation of a hydrothermal vent and a whale fall where eel-like hagfish feed on the carcass of a dead whale.
Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, says the design has contributed to the popularity of the new exhibit. “The deep ocean is earth’s largest ecosystem and last frontier, one that few humans will ever see. This exhibition uses a unique blend of live animals, video displays and interactive experiences to bring that world to life,”
says Dr. Schubel.
This is the second time Tom Bowman, president of Bowman Global Change, has been recognized with a GOOD DESIGN™ Award. In 2011, Bowman was the sole winner in the individual category of the GREEN GOOD DESIGN™ Awards, singled out as the individual who best met the criteria as a “leader, pioneer and innovator in green design.”
This also marks the third design award that the Bowman-Hackley team has won for its engaging, interactive museum exhibitions. Previous installations at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Aquarium of the Pacific won Event Design Awards, sponsored by Event Design magazine.
The Wonders of the Deep exhibition is open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, daily, tickets available at
About Bowman Global Change
Bowman Global Change helps government agencies, cultural institutions and businesses engage their stakeholders in sustainability issues. The company is led by Tom Bowman, who specializes in creative communications about climate change, including ocean issues, sustainability and strategies to increase public engagement. A sought-after advisor, Tom Bowman has contributed his expertise to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, the National Academy of Sciences and several world-renowned aquariums. Contact Bowman Global Change at 562.494.3400 or at www.bowmanglobalchange.com.
About GOOD DESIGN™
GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic—a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics.
For more information, go to www.europeanarch.eu.
About Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, is dedicated to conserving and building natural capital (nature and nature's services) by building social capital (the interactions between and among peoples).
Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policy-makers, and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions. For information, call 562-590-3100 or visit
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