As a Senior Associate with Entro’s Calgary office, Chris Herringer’s experience encompasses design strategy, creative direction, master planning, and project coordination. These skills have been applied to identities, environmental graphics, wayfinding, interpretive design, and exhibitions for public and private clients, institutions and cultural venues.
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?
Entro began working with Dialog in 2007, when they were looking at expansion plans and master planning on the new terminal. As the project progressed, we identified areas that needed to be modified such as the renumbering of gates and the signage for the Compact Transit System. A key objective that Entro had was to create a truly seamless system for passengers, from the roads leading to the airport to their final boarding time.
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.
Established in 1908, the University of Alberta celebrated its centennial anniversary in September 2008. The original campus master plan was developed in 1910 when the Montreal architectural firm Nobbs and Hyde was hired to design the campus and its buildings. Campus development was interrupted for many years due to World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II, and the original architectural vision was essentially lost during the post-WWII building boom.
Gottschalk + Ash International, Terry Heard Designers, Verburg & Associates