BATTELLE LABS | ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

Environmental design, corporate sculpture and interactive design create a cohesive corporate lobby that celebrates Battelle’s groundbreaking research.

Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization. Their tagline is “The Business of Innovation.” In branding the lobby and cafeteria of their global headquarters, we worked towards solutions that embodied innovation. As a global leader in science, it was important for the environmental design elements to reflect and celebrate this prowess. Main features like a large, interactive lobby display and custom corporate sculpture offer informative visual celebrations of the company’s global position.

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design


One of the environmental design elements in the lobby features an interactive video installation that has 4 modes. A “sleep mode” plays a subtle animation at 5’ tall by 30’ wide. The “follow mode” tracks users with a branded animation which entices people to come closer. The “user mode” is a content-rich, playful way for multiple users to explore the scope of Battelle and its contributions. Finally, the “presentation mode” shows a series of immense video presentations, triggered remotely. The seamless integration of these, together with the depth of information accessible, makes this art installation unlike any other.


White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Integrated Branding, Sculpture, Corporate Sculpture, Art Installation, Interior Design


Throughout the lobby, our design features monumentalize science in an abstract way, epitomized by an enormous, 3000-pound steel molecule sculpture. As visitors make their way through a glass wall, the entire sculpture is revealed. This custom, large-scale corporate sculpture can be touched, experienced and interacted with first hand.


White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design

White Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Battelle, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Interactive Design, Interactive Wall, Integrated Branding, Motion Detecting Graphics, Lobby Design, Sculpture, Digital Wall, Interior Design




White Design Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm located in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in the design, production, and installation of integrated branding solutions. Our solutions orchestrate corporate identity, marketing, storytelling, environmental, photography, video, print and interactive elements. At White Design Studio, we believe the best way to communicate your brand’s story is through branded environments and experiences. We work with manufacturers, service providers, non-profits, architects and developers, agencies, distributors, governments and municipalities, and museums. First, we identify the work that a campaign, space, or interactive needs to do. We can then model a vision of what success looks like, and design to meet that vision. We are passionate about helping clients communicate their value through well-crafted storytelling, a consistent 2D, 3D, and digital design approach and expert production techniques.
Strategy: White Design Studio is your strategically-focused design source. Our marketing communications are custom-tailored to meet our customers’ objectives. Our creative solutions take many forms, but all are designed for maximum effectiveness. Each solution delivers key brand messaging to a wide variety of audiences.
Branded Environments: Sometimes called Environmental Graphic Design or Experiential Graphic Design, White Design Studio designs and creates strategic, compelling and memorable experiences. Our solutions deliver key messaging, branded specifically for each target audience. Workplace, Corporate Briefing Centers, Showrooms and Lobbies, Museum Displays and Exhibits, Retail Showrooms and Store Design are all great examples of White Design’s sweet spot of design, fabrication and installation capabilities.
Interactive: We combine unique technologies and fabrication techniques to create impactful interactive solutions for conveying our customer’s messaging objectives. Our installations deliver critical information to all of your audiences in a way that is entertaining and memorable. RFID, Projection Mapping, Touch, Proximity Detection and the use of Motion Activated Devices are just a few of the tools we use to deliver your message. White Design Studio’s goal is to make the technology invisible so nothing comes between your audience and your message.
Corporate Sculptures: At White Design Studio we design art with a purpose. Our interior and exterior, custom-designed sculptures help create iconic symbols for Communities, Municipalities, Non-Profits and Corporations. They embody the essence of a group by distilling their core brand messaging into a creative and unique 3D feature. Whether it’s interior or exterior sculptures, hanging mobiles in an atrium or a monumental courtyard centerpiece, Peter and his team collaborate with artisans to create one-of-kind expressions that tell your story in a memorable way.
White Design Studio operates most efficiently in the design sweet-spot between environments, identity, and communications. Comfortable stretching any direction, we are at ease designing for one element. But, we are at our best when we can combine each element to develop a fully integrated brand and messaging system. We collaborate with industry-leading professionals on large-scale projects, but can also comfortably operate as your single-source design partner. We partner with Developers, Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers, Creative Directors, Marketing Departments Advertising Agencies and other Design Studios.