Communication Design


Communication Design

Volume Inc.

The Boy Scouts of America / Trinity Works commissioned Volume Inc. to design an exhibition program that tells a sustainability story through the actual Sustainability Treehouse. Designed by Mithun, the Net Zero structure meets the standards of the Living Building Challenge: all its power comes from the sun and the wind, all the necessary water is rain-captured, and all its waste is recycled and reused. The main challenge was to create an experience that would engage Boy Scouts eager to find the next adventure activity and leave them with a new perspective on sustainability. The design avoids outdated and formulaic exhibit solutions and, instead, delivers information in surprising and unexpected ways, down to the humorous and slightly irreverent tone of the exhibit text. As with the Sustainability Treehouse’s design and construction, nature’s natural processes inform the exhibit program which then translates these principles to the everyday living in one’s own house. Tactile, low-tech interaction encourages collaboration, motivating visitors to incorporate these Net Zero practices into their own lives and communities for the betterment of the planet.

Key Team Members

Creative Director/Exhibit Design, Adam Brodsley
Creative Director/Exhibit Design, Eric Heiman
Exhibit Design, Brett Terpeluk/Studio Terpeluk
Designer, Brice McGowen
Designer, Daniel Surgeon
Production, Ragina Johnson
Copywriters, Brian McMullen/ Michael Rigsby
Content Developer, Natasha Fraley
Project Management, Erin Kemp/ Hanna Thomson
Builder, Pacific Studios
Lead Architect, Mithun
Architect of Record / Executive Architect, BNIM

About the organization

We do all kinds of creative work here, including branding, strategy, print, digital and environment.

Architecture, Altruistic

Gould Evans

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga

Architecture, Residential

jmA | John Maniscalco Architecture

Dolores Heights

Architecture, Commercial

Walker Warner Architects

Quintessa Pavilions


Shihan Zhang

Symbiosis Carbon Future

Communications Design

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Giffords Gun Law Scorecard



Motiv Rings



UNICEF Kid Power Band





Square, Inc.

Square Capital Loan Application

Furniture Innovation

Galanter & Jones

Kosmos Heated Chair

Future of Foods


Cafe X

Interior Design, Office: Commercial

Studio O+A

Microsoft Envisioning Center

Interior Design, Residential

Studio SHK

The Great Exploration

Interior Design, Restaurant

Aidlin Darling Design





Student Innovation

B.Lab at AAU

Guerrilla Coffee Unit

Urban Mobility

Alta Motors

The Ultimate Urban Commuter: Alta Motors’ Redshift SuperMoto


Unity Technologies


Wild Card

UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi)

Outpatient Radio

Interior Design, Office: Honorable Mention

Studio O+A


Interior Design, Residential: Honorable Mention

Studio O+A


Interior Design, Restaurant: Honorable Mention

Puccini Group

Cha Bei

IOT: Honorable Mention

Nokia Design

Health Mate

VirtualTech: Honorable Mention


RAPAEL Smart Glove