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California Academy of Sciences
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Volume Design Team
Design Type: Graphics
Company / Organization / School: Volume, Inc
The project consists of approximately 20,000 square feet of exhibits on the main floor of the new Renzo Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California. The principal exhibits are two galleries found at the east and west ends of the main hall. The east exhibit gallery, Islands of Evolution, examines the Academy's various expeditions and research in the Galápagos Islands and Madagascar with a focus on evolution. The west gallery, Altered State: Climate Change in California, examines climate change globally, in the state of California and locally. The exhibit looks at rising and acidifying oceans, melting ice, hotter and drier environments, and extinction to illustrate what we stand to lose. Visitors can learn about efforts to help mitigate the effects of climate change and also make individual pledges to alter their own impact on the planet.