2012

Gnu Group wayfinding program for the City of Davis

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 budget, the firm brought in the environmental graphics program at the University of California, Davis, extending the team’s local resources while providing a real-world experience for the students. GNU presented their own and student-designed designs to the city’s review committee.

Harbinger

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) has won a contract to fabricate and install double-faced LED-illuminated pylon signs for more than 600 7-Eleven convenience-store locations in the U.S. The firm will convert exterior signage to the 7-Eleven brand for the company’s newly acquired stores.

Merje - Downtown Wayfinding Master Plan for Austin, Texas

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, Estilio Communications, and I.T. Gonzalez in the development of a Downtown Wayfinding Master Plan for downtown Austin, Texas. The plan considers all wayfinding tools, including technology, maps, signage, placemaking landmarks, streetscapes, and lighting. Currently in the design development phase, the project is scheduled for rollout in 2013.

Michael Courtney Design new identity for Andrews Landscape Architects

Michael Courtney Design (Seattle) designed the identity for Dave Andrews’ new firm Andrews Landscape Architects.  As the firm’s blog notes, “Landscape Architecture is a competitive professional field, with dozens of firms in our area. Studying their marketing communications, we saw most firms using a simple type treatment as a wordmark, or plant based images (trees, leaves, grasses) as part of a logo.

Rowmark

Photo of Rowmark UltraGrave laminate

Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) introduced UltraGrave™, a new range of laminates. The ultimate user-friendly, multi-functional engraving sheet, UltraGrave™ offers ultra creativity, ultra customization, and ultra durability in 38 color combinations and with the ability to custom color match.

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

photo of DiMenna Children's History Museum

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership’s (New York) projects for The New York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children's History Museum were the featured Building of the Day during Archtober, the AIA NY’s month-long celebration of New York City architecture and design. Lee Skolnick, FAIA, provided a tour of the DCHM and its innovative interactive exhibits.

 

Studio SC

Photo of USACE wayfinding program

Studio SC (Seattle) completed an environmental graphics and wayfinding program for Federal Center South, the Seattle District headquarters of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. A design/build project with Sellen Construction and ZGF Architects, the new building was dedicated on October 11.

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