December 2012

APCO Graphics

Photo of Department of Veterans Affairs wayfinding

APCO Graphics (Atlanta) was chosen by The Department of Veterans Affairs to provide the interior and exterior signing and wayfinding system for their new Medical Center in North Las Vegas. This new facility will meet the needs of the large and growing U.S. military veteran community in southern Nevada. The $600 million, 1.3 million-sq.-ft. complex is designed to provide outstanding care for veterans, from young warriors returning from the Middle East to senior veterans in need of nursing home services.

Century Sign Builders

Photo of Roxanna Meyers of Century Sign Builders

Century Sign Builders (Albuquerque, N.M.) CEO Roxanna Meyers received the New Mexico Business Weekly’s 2012 Award for Top Performing CEO of a medium-sized company. Meyers has owned and been the CEO of Century Sign Builders since she bought the company in 1998. At that time the company, known as Century Plus, had only 10 employees and annual sales of $500,000. The company has grown to 33 employees, annual sales of $5 million, and locations in Albuquerque and Phoenix.

Fiberoptic Lighting - Magical Musical Christmas Murals

Photo of Musical Christmas Murals

Fiberoptic Lighting (Grants Pass, Ore.) made the front page of their local paper, The Daily Courier, for creating the Magical Musical Christmas Murals that light up and play along Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Grants Pass. The annual public art display, provided by Evergreen Federal Bank, has graced the streets for several years. The fiberoptic Christmas murals are in their ninth year of spreading holiday cheer.

Formation Announces New Projects

Formation (The Woodlands, Texas) announced new projects based in Houston and Galveston, Texas: Baylor College of Medicine McNair Campus, Black Walnut Café, Moody Gardens Hotel, and First City Garage.Formation’s recent projects have included the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio); the  CHOC Children's Hospital (Orange, Calif.); Cypress Circle, Houston Zoo; Le Bonheur Children's
 (Memphis, Tenn.); and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
(The Woodlands, Texas).

Frost* Design

Photo of Stanmore Public School identity

Frost* Design (Sydney) won three significant prizes in the inaugural Sydney Design Awards. In the graphic design and urban design categories, Frost was recognized for their work creating an annual magazine for outdoor media company EYE Corp; a signage, wayfinding, and environmental graphics project commissioned by Rio Tinto; and an information kiosk in Chinatown for the City of Sydney.

GKD-USA - Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) completed projects including the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, the world’s furthest-leaning tower. Clad with custom GKD’s Tigris 2100, the stainless steel splash that descends from the 19th floor is a design element and shading device that eliminates more than 30% of the sun’s heat before it reaches the Capital Gate building. The splash also twists around the building toward the south to shield the tower as much as possible from direct sunlight.

Gnu Group at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory

Photo of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory commemorative project

GNU Group (Lafayette, Calif.) worked with Saint Ignatius College Preparatory on two commemorative projects. One recognizes donors whose contributions made possible the new George "Pat" Malley & Gene Lynch Coaches press box at J.B. Murphy Field. The other display recognizes the school’s graduates serving in the military and honors Admiral Callaghan, a class of 1907 graduate who was awarded the Medal of Honor for commanding a heroic victory during the Battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific.

Nova Polymers appointed Bob Greenberger as National Sales Executive

Photo of Bob Greenberger of Nova Polymers

Nova Polymers (Fairfield, N.J.) appointed Bob Greenberger as National Sales Executive. He will provide sales and support for the firm’s complete line of signage and wayfinding products, including NovAcryl®, the industry’s leading material for accessible signage.

The firm also released an update to its Workflow Manager that corrects a few key issues relating to importing data and the justification of Braille; they also added a feature for the customization of Braille dot size.


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