Many architects and designers have been asking for a resource on the "new" ADA guidelines for signage, the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, enforceable as of March 15, 2012 for new construction and renovations. There are a few great outlines and whitepapers available (SEGD!) that highlight the changes and updates. Before we get specific, let’s discuss the goal of the ADA - intent.
We were fortunate to have private tours of both the new 300 S. Tryon tower and the new Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel on March 16th! These two properties are neighbors on the same block and are the most talked about projects in Charlotte. The tours were led by the project architects (LS3P and Cooper Carry), the Kimpton graphic designer (Scholberg Design) and the signage and graphics provider for both projects (Trademark Visual).
Thank you to everyone that came out for the Inside the Design Studio panel event at General Assembly, and a special thank you to our panelists and moderator! Mark Paddon, Darren David, and Rachel Newell were led in conversation by Sarah Dulski and discussed all things UX related. The topics included:
Members of the SEGD SLC chapter met at a local distillery called Waterpocket for the 2018 Winter Welcome. Local distiller Alan Scott took the group on a tour of the distillery, sharing the history of fine spirts, the quirks of being a distillery in Utah and other stories from the company’s first year in business.