Poulin + Morris Inc. is an award-winning, internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design consultancy, led by Richard Poulin, Douglas Morris, and Brian Brindisi, involved in all areas of visual communications…
What is the role of your service or specialty in the development of today’s leading architectural ideas?
Poulin + Morris Inc. is an award-winning, internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design consultancy, led by Richard Poulin, Douglas Morris, and Brian Brindisi, involved in all areas of visual communications, including environmental graphics, donor recognition and wayfinding sign programs, exhibition design, graphic identity, interactive media, promotional print, and publication design.
We solve design problems for an extensive range of clients, from architects, corporations, and real estate developers to cultural, educational, governmental, medical, and non-profit organizations.
Our ability to undertake challenging projects, varied in nature, size, and scope, is our primary strength. Our reputation is built on our ability to listen intently, responsibly, and decisively to our client’s needs. Experience has demonstrated that although each task demands its own unique approach and individualized solution, certain basic principles can be applied to all design problems.
What are the latest innovative developments that you are working on?
We are currently working on branding, digital media, environmental graphics, and wayfinding sign programs for NPR’s new headquarters located in Washington, D. C.; Stanford University’s new Law School building and the new Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City by Ennead Architects, Museum Park Miami with Cooper Robertson & Partners, and nine (9) mixed-use buildings in the King Abdullah Financial Center with FXFowle Architects, Will Bruder, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
How can consultants and collaborative firms push the boundaries of what is possible in advancing innovative design and architecture?
As designers, we believe that it is particularly important that graphic design be considered as a rational, problem-solving process; one in which the designer is called upon to communicate specific information effectively and sensitively; in the right place, the correct scale, and in the appropriate context. We also believe that as visual communicators or storytellers that barriers or boundaries need not exist with the stories we need to tell or with the mediums we ultimately determine are the most effective and meaningful for each story.
Our studio is rooted in education, investigation, and the sharing of ideas and information. Our experience, staff, resources, and working knowledge of visual communications, materials, processes, and current technologies has given us the flexibility to undertake projects of varied scales, requirements, and context. Whether developing design solutions for a large corporation or a small non-profit institution, our involvement always remains the same – an in-depth, working relationship with our clients, as well as hands-on involvement of the firm’s principals throughout all phases of the design process, ensuring effective, appropriate, and timeless design solutions.