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ACTIVATE: Polk Park

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. 

Links

Polk Page Summary - https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkG9BWM5-bm8g80wTLHWMjmo3OtrUg
16104 - Polk Park-Ph2_sm - https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkG9BWM5-bm8g80xFQ4xFOwgLYEWHA
Site photos - https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkG9BWM5-bm8g99JUYYPdf2lmysqsg

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.https://505design-kingsley.com   https://www.kingsleyfortmill.com

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

 

Hello Charlotte Members!

Please join us to learn more about cloud based sign planning software SignAgent™ from its creator David Jorritsma. on Thursday, May 10th at 5:00 pm. We'll meet at Little's offices in 5815 Westpark Drive, 28217

Hope to see you there!
Scott, Regina & Santiago


Do better work faster with SignAgent™ 

Sign designers, managers, and fabricators are invited to meet with SignAgent™ president and 18-year EGD veteran David Jorritsma. David will discuss the core wayfinding principles that inspired SignAgent™, including workflow, documentation, collaboration, technical drawings, and other sign planning project elements.

SignAgent™ is the cloud-based wayfinding and signage project management platform that streamlines every aspect of your project from design to implementation for every member of the signage team. Healthcare facilities, office buildings, stadiums, airports and university campuses around the world are being surveyed, planned, and managed with SignAgent™. Come discover how you can do better work faster using this powerful new platform.

Learn more about SignAgent™ at signagent.com (link to https://signagent.com/)
 

 

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300 S. Tryon SEGD Tour

We were fortunate to have private tours of both the new 300 S. Tryon tower and the new Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel on March 16th!  These two properties are neighbors on the same block and are the most talked about projects in Charlotte.  The tours were led by the project architects (LS3P and Cooper Carry), the Kimpton graphic designer (Scholberg Design) and the signage and graphics provider for both projects (Trademark Visual).

We had 16 attendees and advertised the event using MailChimp, Eventbrite, LinkedIn and our segd.org chapter page.  Attendees were a mix of graphic designers, architects and fabricators.

Trademark Visual sponsored the event and provided drinks for the group after the tour at the Kimpton's new rooftop bar, Merchant + Trade.

The tour guides / speakers were contacted by Trademark Visual and agreed to join us from Atlanta and Charlotte.  The GM of the Kimpton helped out with special rates for the event and our chapter took care of the Atlanta architect and designer's hotel rooms for the night to make the trip a little easier on them.  We really appreciate everyone's participation / willingness to help make this event a success!

We were able to see everything from the parking deck graphics to the main lobby, restaurants, office floors and hotel conference areas and hear directly from their designers what influenced them, how they dealt with any setbacks and what they thought of the finished product!

We were lucky to have perfect Carolina spring weather so finishing up on the rooftop was the cherry on top of a fantastic event!

 

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