recognition display


Donor Recognition, Branded Experience, Concept Design, Production Design
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Mariemont School Foundation is a private group of parents, businesses and residents that sponsor school initiatives. Their goal is to maintain and improve Mariemont’s award-winning school district. We designed and produced an outdoor recognition display. We wanted our design to recognize past donors while inspiring new ones.


Our solution for the recognition display uses colors and shapes invoked by the distinctive hexagon-themed Mariemont High School architecture. Individual tiles are color-coded in the school’s colors to denote four levels of contributions. Repeat donors can cluster their tiles to form larger shapes. Interspersed photo panels add an emotional tie back to the students. We integrated a bench into the design to give the piece the practical function of a bus stop/shelter.

Details of the custom awning and bench as part of donor wall designed for the Mariemont School Foundation.

Outdoor donor wall doubles as bus stop and bench. Designed by White Design Studio for Mariemont School Foundation.

Detail of dimensional logo for the Mariemont School Foundation on recognition wall designed by White Design Studio.

Detail of outdoor donor recognition display designed for Mariemont City Schools. Image shows moveable tiles with donor amounts and images of students.

Two detail images of the donor recognition display designed for Mareimont Schools by White Design Studio.

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