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Please join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 19th for a tour of South End’s newest mixed use project, The Railyard! 

The Railyard is approximately 330,000 square feet of Class A office, restaurants and retail located on S. Tryon street just outside of uptown Charlotte. The project draws an aesthetic reference that echoes Charlotte’s rich rail history while incorporating a palette of masonry, ornamental steel and glass into a cohesive and contemporary design.

We’ll be joined by the project developers (Beacon Partners), the architect (RBA Group) and the signage and graphics designer / fabricator (Trademark Visual) for a tour of the overall property, a discussion of the challenges faced and a look at some of the key project design elements. We’ll follow up the tour with some drinks and appetizers at The Gin Mill across the street.

Parking is available in the Railyard parking deck (entrances on Winona St or Bland St) and we’ll meet in “Grand Central”, the public space on the lower level of the project.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!


Santiago, Regina and Scott

Jan Lorenc, acclaimed Polish-American designer, SEGD Fellow and author is coming to Charlotte to share his life story and design philosophy.

Come join us April 18 for an inspirational evening where Jan will take us through a journey from his early life in rural Poland to design legend, leading of a thriving team of architects, graphic designers, sculptors, interior designers, and industrial designers in Atlanta.

Lorenc immigrated with his parents to the United States from rural Poland at age eight. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design and visual design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has taught design at the university level, most recently as a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta and an adviser to the School of Design at Georgia Tech. He is a frequent lecturer in the United States, China and Korea.

Lorenc is a co-author of the definitive museum and exhibit design textbook — “What Is Exhibition Design?” — which has been translated and published in ChineseRussianKorean, and his native tongue Polish.

In 2017, Lorenc was named by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) as its 2017 SEGD Fellow. According to SEGD, “SEGD Fellows are the laureates of environmental graphic design, recognized for creating a body of work that epitomizes the highest standards of practice in the field.”

His international accolades include being named one of the “Twenty-Five Monuments to Environmental Graphics” by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).



Let's give back to the community we call “home” while having fun and building friendships along the way!

SEGD Charlotte has been invited by the City of Charlotte - Urban Planning Department to make suggestions on how to activate Polk Park (105 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202) and bring energy back to this central location in our city's core.

The City has outlined their objectives in the attached Polk Park 1 Page Summary and LandDesign has developed a 3-stage plan (attached) for reviving the park. SEGD Charlotte would like to recommend a dash of Experiential Graphics to make the planned improvements more vibrant and engaging.

Come to this event and let's have fun and brainstorm together over refreshments and cheer.

After this workshop, we would like to offer a few suggestions to the City of Charlotte along with creative ideas on how these could be implemented. 


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Happy Holidays CLT SEGDers!  Please join us to celebrate the holidays at our annual Holiday Mixer!  We’ll be meeting at Soul Gastrolounge in Plaza Midwood for some drinks and snacks. 

We hope you can make it!
Scott, Regina & Santiago

Please join your local SEGD & ASLA Chapters for a look at Kingsley Town Center in Fort Mill.  Kevin Kern, Director of Environmental Graphics at 505Design and Eric Pohlman, Principal at LandDesign will share their experiences working with ClearSpring Development in the creation of this new mixed-use property that seamlessly integrates Environmental Graphics, Landscape and Architecture to help celebrate and tell the story of Fort Mill's past as a leader within the textile industry.

We will meet at the Kingsley Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center for a presentation, followed by a walking tour and happy hour networking social at Carolina Ale House, courtesy of Trademark Visual Inc. (sign fabrication provider for Kingsley's site monumentation and wayfinding sign items).  This event is free and open to both members and non-members. Register today to reserve your spot! We look forward to meeting you. (NCBOLA continuing education credits are pending)

Kingsley Town Center is the first phase of the greater Kingsley Masterplan; consisting of restaurants, retailers, apartments and businesses - including Lash Group and LPL Financials' East Coast Headquarters.  Construction at Kingsley Town Center began in 2016 and continues today with several new tenants expected to open their doors in 2019.

Click Here for more information about SEGD, The Society of Experiential Graphic Design

Click Here for more information about ASLA, North Carolina, The American Society of Landscape Architects


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