Phil Manker works with
Architects
He has the experience to build special
elements that enhance buildings + interiors
     ...
Phil’s Areas of Expertise
FURNITURE: Reception desks, workstations,
conference tables, coffee tables + chairs

ART + SCULP...
Furniture
Reception desks, workstations, conference
tables, coffee tables + chairs
                                       ...
Reception Desks
R E C E P T I O N D E S K S M A K E A N I M P O R TA N T I N I T I A L
S T A T E M E N T A B O U T T H E C...
PROJECT


          RECEPTION DESK
                                                              Patinated steel shapes su...
Workstations
W E L L - D E S I G N E D W O R K S TAT I O N S H A V E T H E B E S T
ERGONOMICS AND CONNECTIVITY TO PROMOTE ...
PROJECT

          COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS                                    Tops feature built-in internet and power suppl...
PROJECT


          STEEL FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION
          LANDSCAPE +
                      DESK                         ...
Conference Tables
L A R G E R TA B L E S T H AT S E AT 1 0 O R M O R E , A N D
C A N B E T H E S TA R T I N G P O I N T F ...
Beautiful, timeless materials, and ordering reality with a
PROJECT

          MATRIX GRID TABLE
                          ...
PROJECT

          DRIFTWOOD TABLE
                                                               A galvanized box truss f...
PROJECT

          PRISM TABLE
                                                                Deco wrought iron rail sect...
PROJECT

          BEAM TABLE
                                                               Southern yellow pine beams ar...
PROJECT

          DUFFY CONE TABLE                                Solid maple triangulated fins connect the spun aluminum...
Game Tables
S P E C I A L T A B L E S D E S I G N E D F O R P L A Y.




                                                 ...
PROJECT

          BACKGAMMON TABLE
                                                      A sculpted acrylic frame holds a...
PROJECT

          THE GAME CUBE
                                                        The clear acrylic cube can be rot...
Coffee + Side Tables
A C C E N T TA B L E S T H AT C A N B E T H E F O C A L P O I N T
OF A ROOM.




                    ...
PROJECT
                                                         Three concrete door pediments, and smoked acrylic

      ...
PROJECT

          PRISM TABLE                                    Massive cast acrylic forms are prismatic and appear
    ...
PROJECT

          CLEARSPAN TABLE                                 This simple table has U-shaped/formed acrylic legs
    ...
PROJECT

          SEASHELL TABLE                                 Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic
       ...
PROJECT

          DOG SIDE TABLE                              Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic
          ...
Art + Sculpture
Strong accent pieces for corporate
environments
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Corporate Art
M A J O R P I E C E S F O R C O R P O R AT I O N S T H AT T E L L A
S I M P L E S T O R Y A B O U T W H O T ...
PROJECT

          HONEYWELL
                                                             Machined acrylic grids are edgel...
PROJECT                                                     A 12-panel panorama depicts aircraft from the proud 75-


    ...
PROJECT

           NORTHROP
                                                           An interactive collage of Northrop...
PROJECT

           NORTHROP
                                                            This mural combines 3 complete pa...
PROJECT

           IBM
                                                                Multimedia mural panels depict the...
PROJECT

           monster.com                                     The playful icons of this worldwide internet job-searc...
PROJECT

          WELLS FARGO                                         A series of 20 brass panels, with macro silkscreene...
PROJECT

           CHEVRON                                              Glowing macro plastic models of diatoms are
     ...
PROJECT

           Zildjian                                          Three dimensional mural figures are airbrushed on P9...
Sculpture
PURE FORMS AS EXPRESSIVE   ACCENT   PIECES
FOR ARCHITECTURE




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PROJECT

           FREEDOM I
                                                             Welded, waterjet-cut CRPO steel...
PROJECT

          CYPRESS FORMS I+II
                                                              A steel sculpture with...
PROJECT

          FOSSILSCAPE
                                                  This cast concrete low relief panel is a ...
PROJECT

          CUBE CONSTRUCTION
                                                     Inspired by the geometric basswo...
Architectural Detailing
Lighting fixtures, sconces, friezes, panels,
railings, screens, and faux finishes
                  ...
Architectural Detailing:
Lighting
C U S T O M F I X T U R E S T H AT   GO   LIGHT   YEARS
BEYOND THE ORDINARY!




       ...
PROJECT

           ASTROLABE FIXTURE
                                                                  Fantastic light fi...
PROJECT

          BLUE WHITNEY SCONCE
                                                      Fluorescents glow through the...
Architectural Detailing:
Wall + Ceiling
P A N E L S , S C R E E N S , A N D M U R A L S T H A T A R E B U I LT
I N T O T H...
PROJECT

           HARCOURT GENERAL
                                                                   A splendid metalli...
PROJECT

           CREATIVE OFFICE PAVILION
                                                                   A series o...
PROJECT

           OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS                                    Four suspended ceiling screens are covered with...
PROJECT

           SHREVE’S EXTERIOR                                 Relief, backlit façade lettering, crests etched in n...
PROJECT

           PARTNERS + SIMONS
                                                                Structure with a dra...
Exhibits
Institutional history, museum, tradeshow +
retail exhibits with dramatic impact
                                 ...
Exhibits:
Facility
D E D I C AT E D    STRUCTURES           T H AT     INTRODUCE
V I S I T O R S T O T H E C O M P A N Y, ...
PROJECT                                                                   A set of beautiful sculptural forms house

     ...
PROJECT                                                             Many free-standing displays in 6 rooms showcase a weal...
PROJECT                                                                  This 64’L exhibit tells the story of a great

   ...
PROJECT

           D E C LOBBY EXHIBITS                                 An award-winning lobby exhibit features a
       ...
Exhibits:
Tradeshow
E Y E C AT C H I N G F O R M , A N D M O T I O N M A K E Y O U R
C O M PA N Y ’ S P R O D U C T S S TA...
PROJECT                                                         This super custom booth has powerful graphics on
         ...
PROJECT                                                      A striking high-tech tradeshow exhibit features a

          ...
PROJECT

           GENZYME                                            Extraordinary kinetic display demonstrates how
    ...
PROJECT
                                                                              Phil Manker wrote the script, design...
PROJECT

           AMERICAN EXPRESS                                       Elegance in simplicity.



           MINIMAL S...
Exhibits:
Retail
L I G H T + M O T I O N A G A I N C R E AT E A N I R R E S I S T I B L E
AT T R A C T I O N F O R R E TA ...
PROJECT                                                                    Cool interactive ball towers, moving shoe mobil...
Signage
Logos, and environmental graphics, for
corporate and healthcare
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Signage:
Environmental Graphics
C O R P O R AT E   LOGO   SIGNAGE   +   GRAPHIC
S TA N D A R D S




                     ...
PROJECT

          THE GILLETTE COMPANY                                              Cast bronze plaques with curved faces...
PROJECT

          THE GILLETTE COMPANY                                              A special corporate lobby logo sign w...
PROJECT

           THE GILLETTE COMPANY
                                                           Complete design of a s...
PROJECT

           IBM/LOTUS DEVELOPMENT                                   New software product launch is accentuated wit...
PROJECT

           GENERAL ELECTRIC                                            CNC-machined backlit acrylic logo for GE’s...
PROJECT

           JOHNSON & JOHNSON                                            A discreet set of screen panels between t...
Signage:
Environmental Graphics
COMPLETE             WAYFINDING              SYSTEMS   FOR
C O R P O R A T E A N D H E A L...
PROJECT

          BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS
                                                        Production of 7,500 signs...
PROJECT

          HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE                          A wide range of wayfinding and directional
        ...
Clients
Phil has worked with a wide range of clients
in many fields, worldwide
                                            ...
Phil Manker works hard!
Here he is, welding Corten steel planters for
around 99High St., Boston.
                         ...
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  1. 1. Phil Manker works with Architects He has the experience to build special elements that enhance buildings + interiors 1
  2. 2. Phil’s Areas of Expertise FURNITURE: Reception desks, workstations, conference tables, coffee tables + chairs ART + SCULPTURE: Strong accent pieces for architectural environments ARCHITECTURAL DETAILING: Lighting, sconces, friezes, panels, railings, screens, and faux finishes EXHIBITS: Institutional history, museum, tradeshow + retail exhibits with dramatic impact SIGNAGE: Logos, and environmental graphics, for corporate and healthcare 2
  3. 3. Furniture Reception desks, workstations, conference tables, coffee tables + chairs 3
  4. 4. Reception Desks R E C E P T I O N D E S K S M A K E A N I M P O R TA N T I N I T I A L S T A T E M E N T A B O U T T H E C O M P A N Y. T H E S I Z E A N D R A N G E O F M AT E R I A L S U S E D I N T H E M C A N S E T THE TONE FOR THE ENTIRE INTERIOR. 4
  5. 5. PROJECT RECEPTION DESK Patinated steel shapes support the sweeping arc of the desktop, with its bullnosed edges, corrugated steel privacy panel, and rosewood transaction shelf. STUNNING FORM+FUNCTIONALITY The sweeping curve of the worksurface allows multi- tasking. DATE CLIENT 2005 4 WEEKS -BUILD+INSTALL 6,500- BOSTONART 22 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON 5
  6. 6. Workstations W E L L - D E S I G N E D W O R K S TAT I O N S H A V E T H E B E S T ERGONOMICS AND CONNECTIVITY TO PROMOTE A S T R E S S - F R E E E N V I R O N M E N T. 6
  7. 7. PROJECT COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS Tops feature built-in internet and power supplies, bullnose edges. Cylindrical steel bases, with welded support arms, have quick-lock access panels. ERGONOMIC DESIGN Various top diameters fit the varying class sizes. DATE CLIENT DESIGNED BY DOUGLAS DARYMPLE, T S A 2001 8 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 45,000- HGSE HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA 7
  8. 8. PROJECT STEEL FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION LANDSCAPE + DESK Desk has a minimal superstrut steel frame, with inset lasercut patinaed inserts, and an assembled collection of fossil fish, trilobites birds, ammonites, and others. Features include minimal drawers on accuride tracks, rotating pull-out CPU carrier, leveling feet, concealed power strips, etc. DATE CLIENT 2006 2 WEEKS-BUILD 3,800- PRIVATE DESIGNED BY PHIL MANKER 8
  9. 9. Conference Tables L A R G E R TA B L E S T H AT S E AT 1 0 O R M O R E , A N D C A N B E T H E S TA R T I N G P O I N T F O R M A N Y G R E AT IDEAS! 9
  10. 10. Beautiful, timeless materials, and ordering reality with a PROJECT MATRIX GRID TABLE perfect grid, inspired this piece. 44 cut glass prisms, casting rainbows, separate the grid from the Azurlite blue glass top. Features include red-violet anodized aluminum screws, honed black lace slate from Norway, legs with TIMELESS MATERIALS curly sycamore veneers, and a series of playful constructions in silver and yellow-enameled perforated steel. DATE CLIENT 2002 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 10,500- NONE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE 10
  11. 11. PROJECT DRIFTWOOD TABLE A galvanized box truss frame has driftwood elements inserted in its many rings. Patinaed copper ball finials accent the corners. Legs are made up from many staggered layers of avonite. OPEN STRUCTURE DATE CLIENT 1998 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 9,000- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA 11
  12. 12. PROJECT PRISM TABLE Deco wrought iron rail sections, custom cast acylic prisms, copper finials, anodized aluminum cone, prismatic stainless steel feet, and many other interesting details make this table, which seats six, a genuine AMAZING RANGE OF MATERIALS conversation piece! DATE CLIENT 1996 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 10,500- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA 12
  13. 13. PROJECT BEAM TABLE Southern yellow pine beams are cut and sandblasted, then bolted to heavy steel base plates to create strong geometries. Top is Azurlite blue-tinted glass. BOLD STRUCTURE DATE CLIENT 1997 5 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 6,000- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA 13
  14. 14. PROJECT DUFFY CONE TABLE Solid maple triangulated fins connect the spun aluminum legs to the center ring and bottom disc, weighted with a steel cone. The circular glass top, with bullnose edge, sits on bronze spheres. RADIAL SYMMETRY DATE CLIENT 1995 6 WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 6,500- DUFFY DESIGN GRP 530 HARRISON AVE, BOSTON 14
  15. 15. Game Tables S P E C I A L T A B L E S D E S I G N E D F O R P L A Y. 15
  16. 16. PROJECT BACKGAMMON TABLE A sculpted acrylic frame holds a sumptuous needle- pointed backgammon board, with an illusionary dropped shadow, under glass. Built-in game-piece tray. Drink holders at corners have radially SCULPTED ACRYLIC perforated blue acrylic drip trays. DATE CLIENT 1987 14 WEEKS-BUILD 5,500- NONE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE 16
  17. 17. PROJECT THE GAME CUBE The clear acrylic cube can be rotated to play six different games. Game pieces are held in clear boxes in internal trays with snap-in doors. A lift-off top tray gives extra room for the game being FUN SIX WAYS played. The board designs are after Escher. DATE CLIENT 1985 6 WEEKS-BUILD 4,000- PRIVATE MANHATTAN 17
  18. 18. Coffee + Side Tables A C C E N T TA B L E S T H AT C A N B E T H E F O C A L P O I N T OF A ROOM. 18
  19. 19. PROJECT Three concrete door pediments, and smoked acrylic VAIL PEDIMENT TABLE shadow elements, are connected with copper bars. Polished ball bearings on onyx blocks carry a curved smoked glass top. Table was designed to fit ARCHITECTURAL FACADE REBORN in front of a custom curved sofa in a ski house at Vail, Colorado. DATE CLIENT 1999 5 WEEKS -BUILD 5,200- PRIVATE VAIL, COLORADO 19
  20. 20. PROJECT PRISM TABLE Massive cast acrylic forms are prismatic and appear to transcend the surface planes of the top and the floor in this timeless piece. PRISMATIC/TRANSCENDENT FORMS DATE CLIENT 1990 7 WEEKS -BUILD 4,900- PRIVATE LAKE FOREST, IL 20
  21. 21. PROJECT CLEARSPAN TABLE This simple table has U-shaped/formed acrylic legs that bolt to the radiused glass top with machined stainless steel discs. DEFINING CURVES DATE CLIENTS 1985 2 WEEKS -BUILD 1,200- PRIVATE LAKE FOREST, IL, PONTE VEDRA, FLA 21
  22. 22. PROJECT SEASHELL TABLE Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic beach sand at low tide. A shell collection sits under a removeable glass top. Cylindrical legs are MAN IMPROVES UPON NATURE limestone. DATE CLIENT 1982 4 WEEKS -BUILD 2,800- PRIVATE CHICAGO, IL 22
  23. 23. PROJECT DOG SIDE TABLE Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic beach sand at low tide. A shell collection sits under a removeable glass top. Cylindrical legs are STRONG FORM limestone. DATE CLIENT 2001 3 WEEKS -BUILD 1,100- BOSTONART 21 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON, MA 23
  24. 24. Art + Sculpture Strong accent pieces for corporate environments 24
  25. 25. Corporate Art M A J O R P I E C E S F O R C O R P O R AT I O N S T H AT T E L L A S I M P L E S T O R Y A B O U T W H O T H E Y A R E A N D W H AT THEY DO. 25
  26. 26. PROJECT HONEYWELL Machined acrylic grids are edgelit with neon in this abstract composition LOBBY WALL PANEL DATE CLIENT 1987 3 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 14,000- HONEYWELL CANTON, MA 26
  27. 27. PROJECT A 12-panel panorama depicts aircraft from the proud 75- NORTHROP year aviation history of Northrop, in their executive headquarters. A combination of materials and techniques includes stainless steel, photometal, airbrushing, and applied carborundum. Phil Manker A PROUD AVIATION HISTORY worked with art consultant Wayne Andersen’s Vesti Corp, and Gensler. DATE CLIENT 1988 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 54,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES, CA 27
  28. 28. PROJECT NORTHROP An interactive collage of Northrop’s array of electronics products and their applications. Interchangeable aluminum panel system. ELECTRONICS DIVISION DATE CLIENT 1988 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 21,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES, CA 28
  29. 29. PROJECT NORTHROP This mural combines 3 complete panoramas into one image panel by segmenting them behind a wall of clear acrylic rods. The dynamic refractive properties of the Trigraph make it appear to constantly change as the TRIGRAPH MURAL viewer moves around it, creating great visual drama! Designed with Wayne Andersen’s Vesti Corp. DATE CLIENT 1988 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 62,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES, CA 29
  30. 30. PROJECT IBM Multimedia mural panels depict the evolutionary flow of plant and animal species through the geologic ages along a wall at IBM’s headquarters in Manhattan. EXECUTIVE CAFETERIA MURAL DATE CLIENT 1989 10 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 65,000- IBM IBM WORLD HEADQUARTERS, MANHATTAN 30
  31. 31. PROJECT monster.com The playful icons of this worldwide internet job-search company have been brought to life with a series of fully detailed sculptures, and panoramic murals, for their SCULPTURES + MURALS offices around the world. DATE CLIENT 2000 MANY PROJECTS 4,500-TO 75,000- TMP WORLDWIDE MANHATTAN 31
  32. 32. PROJECT WELLS FARGO A series of 20 brass panels, with macro silkscreened graphics depicting historical stock certificates HISTORICAL FINANCIAL IMAGERY DATE CLIENT 1986 8 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 40,000- WELLS FARGO SAN FRANSISCO, CA 32
  33. 33. PROJECT CHEVRON Glowing macro plastic models of diatoms are assembled in high relief on fabric-covered honeycomb panels, carrying a seismic section image. Diatoms are used by geologists to DECORATIVE ANECHOIC PANELS date rock core samples in their search for oil DATE CLIENT 1996 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 41,000- CHEVRON PARK CALIFORNIA 33
  34. 34. PROJECT Zildjian Three dimensional mural figures are airbrushed on P95 frosted acrylic, cutout in silhouette, and formed to free stand in front of a cherrywood-framed macro lightbox 3D MURAL wall. Founding fathers of this old-world enterprise. DATE CLIENT 1984 10 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 22,000- AVEDIS ZILDJIAN & CO. NORWELL, MA 34
  35. 35. Sculpture PURE FORMS AS EXPRESSIVE ACCENT PIECES FOR ARCHITECTURE 35
  36. 36. PROJECT FREEDOM I Welded, waterjet-cut CRPO steel over tubular steel frames. Inspired by the wharf’s along Boston’s waterfront. Installed in the Saltonstall Building lobby, Boston. Designed by Howard Elkus, principal, Elkus/ STEEL LOBBY SCULPTURE Manfredi Architects. DATE CLIENT 2004 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 19,500- HOWARD ELKUS ELKUS/MANFREDI, BOSTON, MA 36
  37. 37. PROJECT CYPRESS FORMS I+II A steel sculpture with 600 formed plates welded to a central tube is inspired by the cypress trees of Italy. And another form, after the strictly weeping fir. This STEEL TREE SCULPTURES sculpture is zinc galvanized. DATE CLIENT 2005 4 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 3,500- MHS ELM BANK, WELLESLEY, MA 37
  38. 38. PROJECT FOSSILSCAPE This cast concrete low relief panel is a created Paleozoic fossil landscape, with trilobites, brachiopods, anemones, fluorite crystals, and other flora and fauna of the period. This is one of a series. Applications may include wall or CAST CONCRETE PANEL SERIES floor embedment. DATE CLIENT 2006 1 WEEK-BUILD 600- NONE 38
  39. 39. PROJECT CUBE CONSTRUCTION Inspired by the geometric basswood framework constructions of Sol Lewitt, this set of 280 solid concrete blocks can be stacked in any number of configurations. Blocks have icons cut into their faces. Plexiglass and STACKED BLOCKS-AFTER LEWITT steel base. DATE CLIENT 2007 4 WEEKS-BUILD 3,200- AVAILABLE 39
  40. 40. Architectural Detailing Lighting fixtures, sconces, friezes, panels, railings, screens, and faux finishes 40
  41. 41. Architectural Detailing: Lighting C U S T O M F I X T U R E S T H AT GO LIGHT YEARS BEYOND THE ORDINARY! 41
  42. 42. PROJECT ASTROLABE FIXTURE Fantastic light fixture for the newly renovated Boston Athenaeum replicates an old world view of the solar system. Waterjet-cut aluminum, brazed copper tubing, glass. Designed with Swartz/Silver THE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM Architects. DATE CLIENT 2002 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 27,500- BOSTON ATHENEUM 10 1/2 BEACON ST., BOSTON, MA 42
  43. 43. PROJECT BLUE WHITNEY SCONCE Fluorescents glow through the terraced layers of sandblasted blue acrylic, casting an architectonic light onto any space. SCULPTED LIGHT DATE CLIENT 1995 2 WEEKS-BUILD 700- PRIVATE CHICAGO, IL 43
  44. 44. Architectural Detailing: Wall + Ceiling P A N E L S , S C R E E N S , A N D M U R A L S T H A T A R E B U I LT I N T O T H E E X I S T I N G FA C A D E S , A N D I N T E R I O R WALLS 44
  45. 45. PROJECT HARCOURT GENERAL A splendid metallic painted aluminum skin is formed into multiple compound curves, which are bisected with a black granite slab, and punched through with a thick acrylic logo and glass vitrines. All panel edges MAJOR IDENTITY WALL are backlit with fibreoptics. Designed by Phil Seibert, KlingStubbins Architects. DATE CLIENT 1999 14 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 86,500- HG WORLD HEADQUARTERS, CHESTNUT HILL, MA 45
  46. 46. PROJECT CREATIVE OFFICE PAVILION A series of expansive, impressionistic skyscape wall murals painted on linen and applied to showroom interior walls. MURALS LET THE SKY IN DATE CLIENT 1995 6 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 28,500- COP BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, BOSTON, MA 46
  47. 47. PROJECT OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS Four suspended ceiling screens are covered with crushed stainless steel cloth, metallic patinas are applied to concrete columns. Minimal steel handrails, SCREENS + FAUX FINISHES and faux finishes complete the look. Phil Manker worked closely with TRO Jung/Brannen. DATE CLIENT 1986 6 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 31,000- OE SUMMER STREET, BOSTON, MA 47
  48. 48. PROJECT SHREVE’S EXTERIOR Relief, backlit façade lettering, crests etched in naval brass, and ornate grills that replicate an old world pattern create a sumptuous look for this purveyor of LOGOS + SIGNAGE + GRILLS fine jewelry since 1796. DATE CLIENT 2007 5 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 44,000- SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW BOYLSTON BOSTON, MA S T R E E T, 48
  49. 49. PROJECT PARTNERS + SIMONS Structure with a dramatic array of brushed aluminum pillars jutting through it’s walls, along with cascading waves of folded stainless steel sheet. Drama is SCULPTURAL INTERIOR KIOSK heightened with custom suspended low voltage lighting. DATE CLIENT 2001 9 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 29,000- P+S 26 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON, MA 49
  50. 50. Exhibits Institutional history, museum, tradeshow + retail exhibits with dramatic impact 50
  51. 51. Exhibits: Facility D E D I C AT E D STRUCTURES T H AT INTRODUCE V I S I T O R S T O T H E C O M P A N Y, I T ’ S P E O P L E , A N D IT’S PRODUCTS 51
  52. 52. PROJECT A set of beautiful sculptural forms house PICTURETEL sophisticated corporate presentation tools, including a ProCube videowall system, custom digital clocks, and interactive welcome monitor. INTERACTIVE KINETIC SCULPTURE Materials are steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cherrywood, and PMS-colored acrylics. DATE 1 6 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT 1997 142,000- PICTURETEL CORP. NORTH ANDOVER, MA 52
  53. 53. PROJECT Many free-standing displays in 6 rooms showcase a wealth of OLD STATE HOUSE objects and collections from Boston’s history. These obelisk- shaped cases optimize viewing from all sides, and incorporate state-of-the-art conservation details like ultraviolet-filtering BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT-NPS acrylic. Exhibits were created for the National Park Service in honor of the nation’s Bicentennial. DATE 2 8 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT 1976 124,000- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BOSTON, MA 53
  54. 54. PROJECT This 64’L exhibit tells the story of a great CHESHIRE MEDICAL CENTER institution through the balanced use of narrative text, engraved years, photos, backlit timeline milestones, inset artifact cases, and subtle EXPANSIVE HISTORICAL TIMELINE iconography. History is brought to life. Designed by Sarah Springer/TSA. DATE CLIENT 1998 20WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 85,000- CMC KEENE, NH 54
  55. 55. PROJECT D E C LOBBY EXHIBITS An award-winning lobby exhibit features a timeline with glass year dividers, a full-scale VAX computer lineup, and internally lit building models MULTI-LEVEL HISTORY showing the evolution of the computer environment. DATE CLIENT 1987 18WEEKS-D&B+INSTALL 155,000- DIGITAL EQUIPMENT MAYNARD, MA 55
  56. 56. Exhibits: Tradeshow E Y E C AT C H I N G F O R M , A N D M O T I O N M A K E Y O U R C O M PA N Y ’ S P R O D U C T S S TA N D O U T F R O M T H E CROWD 56
  57. 57. PROJECT This super custom booth has powerful graphics on spring-tensioned fabric panels surrounding a MARKETSOFT, 20’ X 40’ theatre. Features include a random-sequenced message wall, an oval closing room, cylindrical lightbox pylons, a dramatic rotating overhead logo SUPER CUSTOM SHOWBOOTH sign, carpet with imprinted logos, and many other special features. DATE CLIENT 2001 14WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 120,000- MARKETSOFT CORP. LEXINGTON, MA 57
  58. 58. PROJECT A striking high-tech tradeshow exhibit features a GOMEZ, 10’ X 20’ stainless steel backwall with graphics in relief, lit with an infinitely variable color fluorescent lighting system, custom printed carpet, moveable display STATE-OF-THE-ART INLINE BOOTH towers, adjustable height seating, and many other unique features DATE 12WEEKS-DESIGN+BUILD+SHIP CLIENT 2007 80,000- GOMEZ INC. LEXINGTON, MA 58
  59. 59. PROJECT GENZYME Extraordinary kinetic display demonstrates how Genzyme Diagnostics LDL kit measures cholesterol in the human body. Series of AMAZING KINETICS! conveyors and rotating cylinders carry acetal balls in an endless loop. This piece drew crowds! DATE CLIENT 2002 16WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 78,000- GENZYME CAMBRIDGE, MA 59
  60. 60. PROJECT Phil Manker wrote the script, designed and built DECWORLD VIDEOWALL the sets, co-directed the movie shoots, and edited + produced the final program for this major tradeshow feature presentation. Who says one FEATURE PRESENTATION guy can’t do it all? DATE 1 2 W E E K S - D E S I G N + P R O D U C E CLIENT 1992 132,000- DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP. MAYNARD, MA 60
  61. 61. PROJECT AMERICAN EXPRESS Elegance in simplicity. MINIMAL SHOWBOOTH DATE CLIENT 1992 10 WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 50,000- AMEX NEW YORK, NY 61
  62. 62. Exhibits: Retail L I G H T + M O T I O N A G A I N C R E AT E A N I R R E S I S T I B L E AT T R A C T I O N F O R R E TA I L C U S T O M E R S I N T H E U LT R A - H I G H T R A F F I C M A L L E N V I R O N M E N T 62
  63. 63. PROJECT Cool interactive ball towers, moving shoe mobile, and games make the shoe shopping experience STRIDERITE an exciting one for children. These elements are installed in 25 retail stores nationwide. Interior designed by Elkus/Manfredi Architects. The IRRESISTIBLE RETAIL DISPLAYS interaction observed has shown that motion does attract people! DATE 2 2 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT 1995 245,000- STRIDERITE CORP. LEXINGTON, MA 63
  64. 64. Signage Logos, and environmental graphics, for corporate and healthcare 64
  65. 65. Signage: Environmental Graphics C O R P O R AT E LOGO SIGNAGE + GRAPHIC S TA N D A R D S 65
  66. 66. PROJECT THE GILLETTE COMPANY Cast bronze plaques with curved faces and bas relief logos flank the entry doors. The lobby has a sandblasted glass backlit logo panel with perfect CEO OFFICE LOGO SIGNAGE blue gradation, and applied aluminum lettering. GHK designed the interior. DATE 1 0 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT 1997 52,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA 66
  67. 67. PROJECT THE GILLETTE COMPANY A special corporate lobby logo sign with eight floating layers of water-clear floor to ceiling sandblasted glass, held in matrixes. Custom NORTH ATLANTIC GROUP GLASS LOGO lighting responds inversely to exterior light levels. DATE 1 2 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT 1994 65,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA 67
  68. 68. PROJECT THE GILLETTE COMPANY Complete design of a standards manual for corporate facility signage in North America. And logo signs for other divisions. ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS DATE CLIENT 1992 10WEEKS-DESIGN 20,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA 68
  69. 69. PROJECT IBM/LOTUS DEVELOPMENT New software product launch is accentuated with a mobile, banners on custom column mounts, and relief signs. PRODUCT LAUNCH DATE CLIENT 1997 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 80,000- IBM/LOTUS CAMBRIDGE, MA 69
  70. 70. PROJECT GENERAL ELECTRIC CNC-machined backlit acrylic logo for GE’s ‘Factory of the Future’ for helicopter engines. LOGO DATE CLIENT 1992 4 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 15,000- GE LYNN, MA 70
  71. 71. PROJECT JOHNSON & JOHNSON A discreet set of screen panels between the reception area and executive offices. Laminated Cesar Color glass with custom graphics on the WORLD SCREEN vinyl interlayer. Polished brass captures the glass at floor and ceiling. Interior design by GHK. DATE CLIENT 1990 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 38,000- J&J LYNN, MA 71
  72. 72. Signage: Environmental Graphics COMPLETE WAYFINDING SYSTEMS FOR C O R P O R A T E A N D H E A LT H C A R E 72
  73. 73. PROJECT BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS Production of 7,500 signs, 42 sign types, in 10 buildings. Innovative aluminum frame system with changeable inserts. Environmental graphic COMPLETE SIGNAGE SYSTEM system design by Jon Roll & Associates. DATE 6 YEARS-PRODUCTION + CLIENT 1983-9 INSTALLATION 285,000- BETH ISRAEL LONGWOOD AVENUE, BOSTON, MA 73
  74. 74. PROJECT HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE A wide range of wayfinding and directional signage, with magnetic inserts, for twelve facilities. Design by Steffian-Bradley Architects. COMPLETE SIGNAGE SYSTEM DATE CLIENT 1991-94 3 YEARS-PRODUCTION + INSTALLATION 145,000- HARVARD PILGRIM BROOKLINE, MA 74
  75. 75. Clients Phil has worked with a wide range of clients in many fields, worldwide 75
  76. 76. Phil Manker works hard! Here he is, welding Corten steel planters for around 99High St., Boston. 76

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