Explorers have used the stars to navigate their way for centuries. This is the origin of our name Cygnus; one of the brightest constellations in the night sky.
Cygnus is Canada’s leading wayfinding and environmental design group. We believe that effective wayfinding and environmental graphic design contributes to the operational and strategic goals of our clients. We strive to make places more navigable, organizations more approachable, and services more accessible.
The Great Plains Recreation Facility is a new civic anchor on the east edge of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The project elevates the architectural expression in the area and sets an example for subsequent developments. The project’s bold use of color creates a warm and welcoming center point for the developing area and creates a landmark quality center for ‘sport’ and ‘community.’
The new 127,000-square-foot YWCA Calgary in Alberta is a safe, caring environment where women in crisis can stay while they make positive life changes; it's also home to a special art collection that originated from YW Hub's wayfinding program, designed by Entro (Calgary).
How can you make an institutional space feel more like a home?
The stunning new Calgary Central Library in rapidly developing Calgary, Alberta, is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. The landmark transforms the streetscape, creating connections in a transitional area of the city by joining Calgary’s downtown with its East Village. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community, proving that that in a digital age, public libraries are more important than ever before.
Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.
Twenty years ago, the phrase “fabric architecture” referred to an outdoor tent or restaurant awning. Today, an ever-expanding palette of materials and vastly improved structural, lighting, and graphic technologies allow fabrics to escape the awning and take on new roles: multimedia canvas, iconic sculpture, branded totem, and architectural skin, just to name a few.
Alberta Hospital Ponoka Wayfinding Signage Program
This hospital site is a campus-like complex in a parkland setting south of Ponoka. The architectural organization of spaces, the single-story character of treatment buildings, their residential-like finishes, and plans that optimize daylight entry into rooms are important features of the facility design.