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

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METRO Light Rail Station – NRG / Astrodome

I Remember – Monumental spaces, such as the ones at NRG Park, are not only grand in their capacity for people and events, but also function as vast and immeasurable repositories for our indelible memories. In a sense, NRG Park becomes a staging area for significant moments in peoples’ lives.

Using the rail station as a symbolic portal, the artwork opens the door to these memories for the visitors through the use closely cropped and blurred images of past events at the Astrodome. The glass canopy allows light to filter through transparent text which contain quotes and fan expressions.