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2018

DCL is honored to have won Silver at the 15th Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards - where companies are recognized for their contributions to the MA economy through job growth, facility expansion, investment and community involvement. #MassEconAwards


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DCL's Technology Specialist, Sita Cochran, will have her sculpture on display at ILLUMINUS, a free public art festival that will bring a spectacle of music, lighting installations, visual art and other works to Downtown Crossing. The festival, which is free of charge, is meant to provide an accessible entry point into deeper conversations about Boston’s future with audiences that reflect "an accurate image … of what Boston actually is demographically speaking,"" said executive director of ILLUMINUS, Jeff Grantz.


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At the World Maker Faire in New York, DCL's Mac Pierce struck up a conversation with a Social Media Editor from Raspberry Pi - the technology makers of the Pi cameras in "As We Are." Unknown to Pi at the time, Mac spoke about how DCL utilized their technology into the Columbus Head Sculpture. Their chat turned into a blog post and social media blast by Pi.


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Excited to see one of our own creative talents featured on Boston Voyager - Joe Banda! Joe's talents stretch well beyond being a finishing expert at DCL.


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Digital Signage Stories, the official podcast of Digital Signage Expo and its editorial partner site DigitalSignageConnection.com, highlights successful digital signage projects and installations deployed around the world in a variety of different vertical markets. With this podcast, you will gain insight from industry experts to help make your own digital signage deployments successful as the industry continues to grow.


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The best and most innovative concepts in travel-related food & beverage have been recognised at the 2018 FAB Awards.The awards were presented at a glittering gala event held during the seventh annual Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards in Helsinki.


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DCL shines bright with a 2018 Gold MUSE Award for the New York Historical Society's "Design-a-Lamp" - an interactive kiosk that allows users to selectively color a recreated Tiffany Lamp.


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"As We Are" has been nominated for a People's Choice Award on CodaWorx! The following are 100 of the best design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space.


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DCL is honored to work with such inspiring companies - SharkNinja and Make-a-Wish Foundation joined together to grant a 14-year old's wish of visiting the Needham, MA headquarters - a DCL project with branding and environmental graphics. Thoughtful design by Sasaki.


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Including Best in Show with the "As We Are" Digital Sculpture project, DCL was awarded for SharkNinja HQ sign system, Quad Cinema electric Awning, Interactive Sculpture freestanding monument and TD Garden North Wall electronic message center.


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DCL was named one of the 2018 Fast 50 companies in the Boston Business Journal... years in the making, with many more to come! We've been growing at an amazing rate - bringing along great employees that work on some of the most unique architectural specialties and signage projects in the world.


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A unique interactive installation has been unveiled in Columbus, Ohio that enables visitors to create a gigantic digital sculpture of their own heads.


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2017

The Uncommon Project, a rotating series of digital artworks projected onto Emerson's Little Building, officially opened Friday, December 1, in front of artists, College and City officials, archiects and developers, and hundreds of spectators.

President Lee Pelton has described rounding the corner of Avery Street, and seeing the LB, as it's called, wrapped in white sheeting, and envisioning a massive canvas where artwork could be displayed, contributing to Boston's public art portfolio as well as raising Emerson's profile as a premiere institution of arts and communication ...


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Dubbed the 'ultimate selfie machine' - "As We Are" opened in the newly renovated Greater Columbus Convention Center. This 14-ft tall, 24-layer frame creates a curved surface of custom LED panels - where visitors can enter the sculpture's 3D photobooth and have their portrait illuminated on the exterior facade ...


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The revitalization of the museum included a major expansion and renovation developed in collaboration with Gluckman Mayner Architects and executive Architect Beyer Blinder Belle, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro designing the casework and initial configuration of the movable display cases for the exhibitions in the first and second floor galleries, the new visitor services desk, the new SHOP Cooper Hewitt, and the new 90th Street entrance canopy ...


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Etsy, a company born and raised in Brooklyn, decided to lease an entire building on the former Watchtower campus totaling over 200,000 square feet. The renovation of the building was led by Gensler. All associated trades and consultants were required to meet the International Living Future Institute’s “Living Building Challenge” standard, a strict green-building certification program ...


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Digital Signage Expo - the world's largest and longest running conference exclusively dedicated to innovative digital displays and interacive technologies - hosted the Shop Association Design Awards. Two projects that DCL worked on, including airport restuarant Kaedama and retail ice cream shop CoolMess, took home 1st place in their respective categories. DCL congratulates designers Rockwell Group and Gensler, and every team member that contributed to each respective project!


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DCL's Sawgrass Mills took first place in the Best Electronic Monument Sign category in the Signs of the Times 2017 award contest. The project, designed by RSM, features laminated glass pylons with a programmable lighting system ...


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2016

DCL (Design Communications Ltd.), a custom fabricator of architectural specialties, joined forces with the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District, to participate in a charity food drive to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank. With neighborly support, the event raised over 5,200 food cans to help support our local Boston community...


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Mike McCarthy is Vice President at Design Communications Ltd. (Boston), an internationally recognized custom manufacturer of architectural specialty products...

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The Whitney Museum of American Art pays tribute to 20th and 21st-century American art. Located at the terminus of the High Line in New York's Meatpacking District, the museum contains over 21,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photos, film and new media. Entro Communications was engaged to develop the identity signage, wayfinding, donor recognition elements and electronic event displays for the museum's nine floors over 220,000 sq. ft. of space...

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When Marguerite Loucas and Nicholas Cyprus, siblings and fourth-generation owners of New York restaurant Burger Heaven, approached Gensler to bring their "make-your-own-ice-cream" store concept to life, our mouths began to water...

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The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has a committee celebrating and encouraging the success and leadership of women in the design community. The Women in Design committee, organizes monthly networking events and this month, Denise Lugar, Principal and Whitney Perkins, Associate Principal were invited to speak about the environmental graphic...


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RTKL (now CallisonRTKL), a leading architectural design firm, recently renovated its Dallas office and enlisted DCL to engineer, fabricate, and install new environmental graphics. Inspired by the dynamic, creative, and vibrant urban life in Dallas, RTKL envisioned...

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2015

Pentagram and DCL (Design Communications Ltd.) collaborated on a monument to the popular Mad Men television series and its protagonist, ad man Don Draper, to coincide with the show's final season...

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It's the details that elevate the Summit Bechtel Reserve from an awesome high-adventure destination to one of the coolest places on earth. Details like the signs. At the archery area called the Bows, yellow, red and blue targets are integrated into each letter of the sign...

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The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) recently rolled-out the first phase of its pedestrian wayfinding program along Summer Street, between the MBTA’s Park Street and South Stations. The four kiosks are the first in the city built to the new display guidelines established by the BRA in partnership with the BID and...

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2014

In Fall 2012, the Public Theater opened a major revitalization of its New York home in the former Astor Library, a historic 1854 landmark located on Lafayette Street in East Village. Designed by Ennead Architects, the revitalization is the Public's first significant upgrade since it opened in the space in 1967. It features a redesigned entry, expanded lobby, and restoration of the façade that adds a canopy and moves the building’s steps back onto the sidewalk...

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2013

Madrid Xanadu is the largest entertainment and retail destination in Europe and even includes Europe's largest indoor snow sports facility. The design objective was to create a world-class shopping and entertainment destination where architecture and design combine to engage imagination and create an exceptional experience...

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A creative company needs an innovative workspace. For Grey Group, one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world, a move to new, state-of-the-art headquarters in the former International Toy Center in the Flatiron District, a New York design hub, symbolized a renewed commitment to creativity...

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"We partner with a broad array of firms with very diverse experience and methodologies," he said. "In every case, the challenge is to understand the expectation, recognize the project's needs, and match them to our current production capacity"...

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Visual arts programs at Sarah Lawrence College had long outgrown their original home and spilled into additional makeshift spaces around campus. Now they're back under one roof in the new 60,000-sq.-ft. Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

The college wanted the new building to integrate seamlessly with the landscape and with its older neighbors on campus, so Polshek Partnership Architects designed it in sync with the topography and surrounding structures. Its design encourages students and faculty to use the building as a passageway through the campus. Skylights and open spaces create a sense of transparency and allow natural light to permeate the building and provide a view of artists at work...

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