Celebrating Twenty Years

In 2019 Rob’s first employee, Derek Hart, celebrated twenty years of employment with Ekistics Planning & Design. Derek began in 1999, when the fledgling company was only a few years old and we had just moved into a new new office on 15 Alderney Drive in Dartmouth.

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Ekistics Plan + Design and Form:Media become Fathom Studio

When Rob Leblanc started two companies 24 years ago, they were so different it only made sense to have separate names. At the time, the internet was brand new and Form:Media was focused on bridging graphic design with electronic media and Ekistics Plan & Design specialized in landscape architecture and planning; there was very little overlap in services and clients.

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Ekistics Plan + Design and Form:Media Celebrate Local History in Design of Lunenburg Library

In July 2018, the Lunenburg branch of the South Shore Regional Library opened in the former Lunenburg Academy, a registered National Historic Site. Sister companies Ekistics Plan + Design and Form:Media (now Fathom Studio) looked to the site’s history for our inspiration, and proposed a design that celebrates the storied past of building while making the library functional and welcoming for future generations.

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2018 Awards for Design and Planning

In 2018, Form:Media and Ekistics Plan + Design are honoured to have been the recipients of multiple awards in several disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, interpretive planning and graphic design.

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Regional and Local Wayfinding and Placemaking

John deWolf (of then Form:Media) and Christian Daniels (of LA’s EGG Office) were paired  to speak in Los Angeles, July 19–20 on the topic of Regional and Local Wayfinding and Placemaking.  Mr. Daniels spoke to commercial placemaking, and the headquarters for Facebook, while Mr. deWolf spoke to cultural heritage landscapes.

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Fort Needham a Finalist in SEGD Global Design Awards

Each year the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) honours works in seven categories that show exceptional use of graphic design to communicate effectively, tell a story and create a strong sense of place. We are very proud that our design for Fort Needham Memorial Park is amongst the finalists as the projects truly do represent the best of the best.

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