Calori & Vanden Eynden (New York)’s regional sign program for the Upper Perkiomen Valley in southeastern Pennsylvania passed a crucial milestone with the production of design prototypes. Making this milestone even more terrific was the participation of students from the local career and technical high school, who learned about press brakes, metal shearing, painting, and the application of graphics. Students were responsible for the painting of sign panels and applying the vinyl graphics. The engagement of students in the prototyping process was a key component of the project from its onset.
C&VE has begun work on the signage strategy and program for a new office tower being built in Philadelphia. The FMC Tower, as it is called, will be the tallest building in Philadelphia west of the Schuylkill River. Our work includes preparation of materials for zoning and art commission approval and the design of building top signs, together with base building, core and shell, and site signage. The tower is a development of Brandywine Realty Trust and is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli architects in conjunction with BLT architects.
The firm added two new staff members: Charles Goodwin and Jessica Schrader.
Charles holds a BA degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute where he has also served as a visiting instructor. He provides valuable expertise in the areas of three-dimensional forms, materials, modeling, and spatial relationships and is a welcome addition to the studio. He also plays banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, keyboards, and something called a Theremin.
Jessica has a BA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, which she attended on a presidential scholarship. She brings additional graphic capabilities to C&VE with experience in signage and marketing, skills honed while working with NYC architectural firms.