Design Communications (DCL)

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SEGD Global Design Awards

Salem State College, Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative
Salem State College
Tyler Arboretum Signage, Cloud Gehshan Associates
Tyler Arboretum Signage
The Hearst Building Sign Program, The Hearst Corporation, C&G Partners
The Hearst Building Sign Program
Sarah Lawrence College, Polshek Partnership Architects, Poulin + Morris
Sarah Lawrence College
Madrid Xanadu, The Mills, Kiku Obata + Company
Madrid Xanadu
Scandinavia House, Polshek Partnership, Poulin + Morris
Scandinavia House

2000 Arrow Award honoree

Design Communications Ltd. (DCL) is an SEGD Award winning fabricator of high quality EGD/XGD installations with headquarters in Boston. DCL provides services from engineering through manufacturing and implementation. DCL is a 2015 SEGD Platinum Industry Partner sponsoring events and educational initiatives for the Environmental Graphic Design profession. DCL has been involved in the signage business for about 31 years producing many well-known SEGD award winning projects.

DCL is led by Mark Andreasson. Over the past three and a half decades Design Communications Ltd. have worked for many of the top firms in EGD, who turn to DCL when they need a trusted partner to execute a project flawlessly for them at a very high-quality standard.

Read more about their work on Cleveland, Ohio's Playhouse Square rejuvenation project

Here is a list of Design Communications Ltd.'s services:

Design Communications Ltd. Management

Pre-construction services:

  • Cost analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Work plans
  • Resource planning
  • Vendor qualification

Construction management:

  • Solicitation of bid
  • Contract administration
  • Manage the works
  • Project documentation

Project management and coordination:

  • Matrix based management model
  • Progress tracked through custom software
  • Detailed project specific plans
  • Project quality control plan
  • Project safety plan


  • Credibility and capacity establishment
  • Discovery and solution design
  • Risk management analysis
  • Presentations

DCL Design Engineering


  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Structural
  • Feasibility
  • Value engineering studies

Product development:

  • Brainstorming of new product concepts
  • Technical feasibility screening
  • Virtual computer aided rendering and rapid prototyping
  • Beta testing and technical implementation

CAD drawing services:

  • Shop drawings
  • Construction drawings
  • Submittal drawings
  • As-built drawings
  • Design drawings

Materials & technology reference:

  • Concept, design, and specification support
  • Standard reference materials
  • Theory and practical application analysis
  • Issues of whole-life cost and sustainability

Design Communications Ltd. Manufacturing

Fabrication & Technologies:

  • Millwork, metal, and plastic fabrication
  • Electrical assemblies and programming
  • Computer aided routing and water/laser jet cutting
  • Scenic painting, murals, and silk screen printing
  • Photopolymers, etching casting, and sandblasting
  • Faux finishes, spray painting, powder coating, and baked enamel


  • Architectural, wayfinding and custom signage
  • Sculpture
  • Railings, light fixtures, furniture, and extrusions
  • Themed interiors
  • Specialties


  • Stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, magnesium, and copper
  • Stone and glass
  • Thermoplastics, PVC/EVPC, and urethane
  • Adhesives
  • Woods and hardwoods
  • Composites and laminates
  • LED, fiber optics, neon, and UL/ETL
  • Porcelain enamel and specialty coatings

Design Communications Ltd. Implementation:

  • Logistical planning
  • Site management
  • Distribution systems
  • National & international rollouts

Design Communications Ltd. Project Types:

  • Civic
  • Corporate
  • Cultural
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Retail & mixed-use
  • Transportation

Visit Design Communications Ltd.'s website to see more of their work and talk to them about your next award-winning project.


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