Urban and Civic News

New Experiential Master Plan for the Lincoln Memorial Undercroft

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A Punctuated Experience for Alexander Isley, Inc.

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Last year, Alexander Isley Inc. Designers (Redding, Conn.) started work with HMA2 Architects on the development of an environmental design program for The Westport Library (Westport, Conn.). After many months of transforming the space, the new library is open and up and running.

SMART Makes Big Digital Investment

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NanoLumens Nixel Series LED Displays at Melbourne Historic Town Hall

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Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza

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The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation engaged award-winning architecture and design firm Wallace, Roberts & Todd to bring state-of-the-art design to the Plaza, where Urban Sign Company completed fabrication of the signage.

National Arts Centre's Sesquicentennial Expansion

The National Arts Centre has been a cultural destination in the heart of Ottawa for the past half-century.

Trail Signage for the Gwynns Falls Trail

The City of Baltimore needed better identification for its robust network of hiking and bike trails.

Arrowstreet's 360-Degree View of Boston Projects

At the center of Congress Square, Arrowstreet is revitalizing Quaker Lane into an active and vibrant pedestrian walkway with engaging ground level retail, outdoor seating and dining options.

Speaking of Home Installation

On September 27, 2017, international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne debuted "Speaking of Home," a photographic public artwork transforming four of St.

Idaho Falls Signage (image courtesy of City of Idaho Falls)

The city of Idaho Falls’ wayfinding project started in 2013 with an idea for better signs at the Idaho Falls Zoo. Since then, the program has expanded to include monuments, a network of signs near key trails and roadways as well as a thorough city rebranding.

CIVIQ to Transform San Antonio

Bexar County Commissioners recently announced a new pilot program to bring state-of-the-art urban technology to the urban center of Bexar County, Texas, putting the community at the forefront of sm

Alley Over Logo

Recently Thinking Caps Design placed 2nd in a design competition held by an Arizona chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects). 

MCP UAE by arthouse

The country's rich history inspired the firm to create culturally responsive designs including a comprehensive, bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the park that represents the local culture, landscape and wildlife, from the dress code and red crescent emblem to the Hajar Mountains and date palm.

ex;it for Innovation Plaza

Philadelphia’s newest oasis is in the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park. Designed by ex;it in partnership with Andropogon Associates, the formerly nondescript pedestrian walkway within the University City Science Center is now a vibrant space that centers the 14-acre campus.

York Link logo

The firm created a strategic rebrand of its economic development program York Link, formerly Centres and Corridors. Shikatani Lacroix developed a fully integrated marketing and communications strategy, which included a new logo, tagline and brand guidelines, designed to promote the region as the place “where talent and opportunity intersect.”

Buro North Smart Tactive Paving

By utilizing existing infrastructure, Smart Tactile Paving keeps pedestrians using mobile phones safer by highlighting traffic messaging within their diminished field of vision.

Westwood Village wayfinding by Hunt Design

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) created a new wayfinding program for Westwood Village, the iconic Los Angeles entertainment and shopping district known for its historic theaters and other destinations.


PUBLIC Architecture + Communication (Vancouver) was recognized by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia for its soccer ball-inspired design of the Newton Field House in Surrey, BC.

Thanks-Giving Square image

Three days remain to fund a new signage system that will improve the visitor experience at this iconic destination designed by Philip Johnson and opened in 1977.


Harbinger Innovation Group (hi.) (Jacksonville, Fla.) was invited to put together a proposal for the new John Gorrie Dog Park being developed by Riverside Avondale Preservation for Jacksonville’s most densely populated historic neighborhood.


Applied Wayfinding designed the new pedestrian wayfinding signage system for Vancouver, B.C.


Infinite Scale partnered with AAA Flag & Banner as the Title Sponsor to host the San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Marketing at the 4th Annual Salt Lake Design Week. Ali Towle spoke about Levi’s® Stadium, where Infinite Scale’s Creative Council™approach to encourage collaboration between all stakeholders ensures an incredible fan experience.


Cloud Gehshan Associates collaborated on The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial site's interpretive content, which features powerful quotations and images of disabled veterans and their personal journeys of courage and sacrifice.


Corbin Design (Traverse City, Mich.) developed a comprehensive wayfinding system for Detroit's COBO Center as part of the center's $300 million upgrade.


Calori & Vanden Eynden (New York)’s regional sign program for the Upper Perkiomen Valley in southeastern Pennsylvania passed a crucial mil


Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) announced that wayfinding and gateway signage has been installed at Notre Dame of
 Maryland Univers

Photo of Historical Society of Pennsylvania electronic signage

Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia), in collaboration with SaylorGregg Architects, designed an electro

Photo of I'M ON campaign signage

Frost* Design (Sydney) covered Sydney in condoms for the I’M ON campaign, the Stay Safe extension of ACON’s Ending

Photo of Poetry path for Alice Oswald

Pentagram (New York and worldwide) Partner Harry Pearce and his team collaborated with poet Alice Oswald and fabrication specialists Millimet

Photo of City of Tacoma, Washington wayfinding signage

Studio SC (Seattle) designed a new wayfinding program for the City of Tacoma, Wash.


Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) announced that the Al Doho Quarter Renewal Project of Old Riyadh,

Photo of Old Pasadena wayfinding signage

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) created signage for Old Pasadena in 1984, in one of the first urban wayfinding programs.

Photo of WalkNYC pedestrian wayfinding

Pentagram (worldwide), working with the consortium PentaCityGroup and the New York City Department of Transportation, helpe

Photo of RICOCHET at VIVID Light Walk in Sydney

Frost* Design (Sydney) and Arup collaborated on an interactive laser installation for the VIVID Light Walk in Sydney.


Solid Light (Louisville, Ky.) is working on Louisville’s first-ever entry to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail: the E

Photo of Mercer County Park digital wayfinding app

W&Co. (New York) designed and developed a digital wayfinding app for Mercer County Park in New Jersey.

Photo of Musical Christmas Murals

Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) made the front page of their local paper, The Daily Courier, for creating t


Frost* Design (Sydney) is the winner in Small Project Architecture in the New South Wales Architecture Awards 2012,

Image of wayfinding signage for Downtown Davis

GNU Group (Lafayette, Calif.) designed a wayfinding program for the City of Davis, Calif.  In response to a stringent bu

Image of pylon for wayfinding master plan for Austin

MERJE (West Chester, Pa.) is leading a team of multi-disciplined firms, including McCann Adams Studio, Gannett Fleming, Estili


Base Design (Brussels) created a new visual identity for the Brussels Capital Region.


Merje (West Chester, Pa.) is working on community wayfinding programs for Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Coronado, Calif., and Annapolis, Md.


Merje (West Chester, Pa.) has been selected to develop the Downtown Austin, Texas, Wayfinding Master Plan.


Studio SC (Seattle) is designing an environmental graphics program for the University of Washington’s new Husky Ballpark Team Building, the of

photograph of Woodward Avenue Tribute

Calori & Vanden-Eynden Design Consultants (New York) announced that its Woodward Avenue Tributes program received a 2011 National Scenic B


Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) is in the early stages of developing an interactive, smart building signage system for the Federal

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