CORE Design Studio is a design/build studio founded in 1995 by Fiona McGettigan and Alan Krathaus. Our focus is in branding, web design, exhibition and environmental graphic design, as well as public art projects. Many of our projects use a variety of material and media types for our design solutions. Our client base is made up of cultural, non-profit organizations, educational and architectural offices, urban planning groups, restaurants and retail, and a variety of businesses.

Services include: brand strategy • exhibits (masterplanning, design, content development and fabrication) • user interface design • website design and development • publications • signage and wayfinding • environmental graphic design • public art • mobile education units • hand-crafted artist books


312 Bayland Avenue
Houston, TX 77009

Human Sundial at the Federal Reserve Bank, Houston

Commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank for a permanent outdoor sculpture that honors the bank’s permanence, history and locations, as well as, being interactive and tied to the landscaping. We conceived of an Analemmatic sundial (human sundial) where the persons shadow functions as the gnomon across a plane of custom inlaid granite, metal and bronze elements.