Laredo International Airport

Honor Award

The airport signage for Laredo International Airport was inspired by the modern geometric forms and materials found in its architectural setting. The building's forms were adapted for the signage, creating an interesting and unique sign type palette. The use of local colors from Southwest Texas' Hispanic heritage provides excellent contrast for legibility of wayfinding information. The interior overhead directional signs are cantilevered from the stone columns with three steel tubes and incorporate the angular geometry found throughout the architectural detailing. Shell stone found on the exterior façade of the building was used as a base material for the exterior monument and directional signs. The shell stone is wrapped with a painted aluminum angular box, which provides an interesting shape and contrast of materials.

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HOK Graphics


Laredo International Airport

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Photo Credits: 

Joe Acre

Design Team: 

Michael Gilbreath (Principal in Charge); Kamela Janke




Architectural Graphics

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