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Nova Polymer Lunch & Learn

SEGD Atlanta is pleased to present Nova Polymers at a Lunch & Learn hosted by Cooper Carry. Learn about the latest ADA requirements and how Nova Polymer products can help meet your project goals.

Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1:00pm

Cooper Carry, Inc.
191 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Accessibility & The ADA – 2010 Standard For Room Identification Signs

This course will cover all current US & International ADA/Accessibility requirements (including the 2010 Standard (SAD) as it relates to room identification signs, and will provide education about the technical characteristics (geared toward helping specifiers) concerning the most commonly used material (photopolymer) for Accessible/ADA compliant signage. A/V Needs: Electrical power and screen for the PowerPoint slide presentation. The CES facilitator will supply the laptop and projector. Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • What Is ADA?
  • Regulations Relating To ADA Compliance
  • 2010 Standard – Standard for Accessible Design (SAD)
  • California Building Standards Code – Title 24
  • Access To Premise Standards - Australia
  • International Accessibility Standards - Canada
  • Understanding Terminology
  • Sign Design Restrictions
  • Areas That Require Accessible/ADA Compliant Signage
  • Technical Specifications of Photopolymer

The presentation is ideal for all EG Designers, Architects, specifiers, interior designers, owners and other design professionals.Credits: 1AIA CES LU, HSW: Yes

Space is limited to 35 people. Please register for this free event at


Sign Painter Screening, Sept 30, 7PM at SCADshow

SEGD Atlanta in association with SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, is proud to present:

Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon

When:  Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM
Where:  SCADshow, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309

We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

Click here for tickets. SCAD Students, Faculty/Staff, and SEGD Members Free!

Sponsored by

Trademark Visual

Trademark Visual is a turnkey supplier of design-intensive architectural graphics nationwide.  Utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities & equipment, our experienced team has been providing custom solutions to happy clients for over 24 years.

During Spring Quarter students from The Art Institute of Atlanta's Interior Design and Graphic/Web Design departments benefitted from SEGD Atlanta's outreach to educate students on what EGD is, what skill sets are required and what career opportunities exist. While some students may have heard of EGD most are not familiar with the depth and breadth of opportunities that exist within the field nor its collaborative nature between many disciplines.

Long time SEGD member and AiA faculty Sue Youngblood welcomed both students and professionals to the event and shared some personal experiences in the industry. SEGD Atlanta's chapter co-chair Steve Carlin, Associate at Cooper Carry, kicked off the presentations with an SEGD provided powerpoint covering examples of project types. AiA alum Danny Roberts, Advertising & Design Director for APCO Graphics, shared his experiences working at APCO and general career development tips, including to continually expose oneself. Students saw first hand how life can be disruptive—yet the show goes on—when Steve Dubberly, Associate at SRSS, stepped in at the last minute for AiA alum Korinna Hirsh, Designer for Perkins & Will Branded Environments Division who had a family emergency. (We're looking forward to her presentation at a later date!) Steve shared process steps for the design and implementation of signage and graphics at the Chick-fil-A headquarters.

After a short Q & A, students were provided the opportunity to see project design documents and SEGD magazine samples up close. The event wrapped up with a drawing for a year-long SEGD student membership with one student from each department selected.

Thanks to SEGD and local members who supported this education outreach to the next generation of designers.

SEGD Atlanta had the unique opportunity to tour the Chick-Fil-A Headquarters IT Department called “The Deck.”  SEGD member and Graphic Designer Steve Dubberly with Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc. (SRSSA) along with Valerie Walker at APCO Signs and Franklin Cook with Chick-Fil-A Corporate Environments led the tour through the parking deck basement that was re-purposed to house Chick-Fil-A’s growing IT department.

From the entry, we are met with a large branded wall with the Chick-Fil-A red dimensional logo. The lobby utilized an overall monochromatic color scheme with modern accents alongside natural wood elements. Steve and Franklin touched on inspiration of the details in the design of the space and signage such as the “binary code pattern” used in a laminated glass wall graphics and signage backers, a special concrete wall with the entire company’s hand prints, a large wallcovering graphic installation designed with verbiage compiled from employees thoughts of what Chick-Fil-A meant to them and the projected wall wayfinding signage similar to that of street signs to allow for a simple way for employees to find each other in this large office. 

Valerie described the challenges that were met through the manufacturing and installation process of the room and wayfinding signage in this expansive space with high ceilings. As a pleasant surprise, Frank offered to continue our tour on to a more recent project where the signage, designed by Steve Dubberly and manufactured by APCO, was implemented in early 2015.  Our SEGD Atlanta group of about 25 were picked up by the Chick-Fil-A Campus buses and escorted across the main road to their Lincoln 100 building.  This warehouse facility was created for the new development and marketing for the company. The design in the overall space as well as the signage was much more colorful, graphic and playful, creating a very creative space for its occupants and visitors.  Accents such as bold painted orange duct work, skateboard inspired tiles, graffiti-like graphic backer in the room signage, and spaces such as “The Caboose,” “Squawk Box” or the “Ponder Pad” are there solely to inspire creative group activity or solo mind searching.  This event was a special treat for our SEGD Atlanta members with many thanks to Chick-Fil-A, SRSSA and APCO. APCO sponsored further networking over appetizers and drinks on the breezy porch at the nearby The Pig & The Pint.

Design Improv(e) Update

News from the Design Improv(e) Emmaus House project initiated at the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta, sponsored by Archetype:

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After a meeting with the new leadership at Emmaus House (Joseph Mole and Beverly Banks-Greene) to gain design and functionality direction, a design charette was held at the offices of Cooper Carry on Feb. 4, 2015. SEGD design participants included Steve Dubberly, Chad McLeroy (Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.), Danny Roberts (APCO), Barry Atwood (Atwood Consulting), Lynne Bernhardt (L.Bernhardt Design), Steve Carlin (Cooper Carry) and Alex Meiser (SBS).  Creativity, camaraderie and a wealth of knowledge abounded! Everyone contributed to a well-developed direction based on client input and logistical needs.

The design direction included components of many of the fantastic concepts developed by the teams who participated in the Improv(e) during the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta.

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Design sketches from Design Improv(e) 2014 SEGD Conference

After the charette, each team member then took ownership of specific tasks to fully develop the system: Lynne Bernhardt and Steve Carlin (SEGD Atlanta Co-Chairs) developed the sign location plan and message schedule. Steve Dubberly and Chad McLeroy proceeded with design development.

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We are now ready to present the client with a finalized design. Once design is approved by Emmaus House, Steve Reinisch (The Great Detail Guy) will generously donate his great detailing skills so the package will be ready to move into Construction Documents.

Thanks to all for making this a reality for Emmaus House!


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