Submitted by Benjamin Melançon on
We're proud to have worked with designer Todd Linkner to produce a bold and unique web site worthy of the world-renowned architectural firm Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Master planner for the Ground Zero memorial and architect of numerous acclaimed museums, offices, and residences around the world, Daniel Libeskind needed to present his and his studio's amazing work with commensurate impact online.
The Studio Daniel Libeskind project was one of our most ambitious to date. The architect partners and their one-woman public relations powerhouse, Amanda Ice, are fantastic to work with, as is the project's driving force and designer, Todd Linkner. We worked through many challenges, remaining flexible to the business needs and the design needs (developed in parallel with the work on base functionality)— and missed a September 11, 2011 launch date despite putting all hands on deck for as the scope outpaced the resources available. We continued, and completed the site successfully for beautiful presentation across browsers, iPad, and smart phones.
Agaric architected, built and themed the redesigned site. In addition to bringing the bold design to life and further making the site work for mobile devices (iOS, Android, and even BlackBerry), Agaric vastly improved the content creation workflow and press inquiry handling capabilities of the site, as well as search and filtering. We added generating stylish PDF versions of project pages, custom cropping and ordering of images and kept hardware requirements low and user perceived performance high by adding Varnish HTTP caching to the server.
Claudina Sarahe and Benjamin Melançon presented on the challenges and successes of this project at Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit.
We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to be such a large part in giving Studio Daniel Libeskind an online home worthy of the inspiring places they create in the physical world.