Urban Sign was awarded a 2016 Craftsmanship Award by the Building Congress & Exchange.
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How an unbuilt project, a chance conversation and a thumbnail sketch led to an iconic landmark and an unexpected social media flurry for Michael Courtney Design and the University of Washington.
In dire need of a space befitting their Ivy League reputation for excellence, the Department of Communication at Cornell University enlisted JMZ Architects and Planners and renowned design firm Poulin + Morris Inc. to spearhead the revitalization effort.
In a wide world of wayfinding, we’re guiding people
“Wayfinding and orientation form integral parts of people’s daily lives. We have to find our way through cities, through buildings, along streets and highways, using public transportation etc.. Many times the environment to be navigated is unfamiliar: People are there for the first time and to find a goal without a previously acquired mental map. They depend on external information or knowledge in the world. Such knowledge resides in the environment and is communicated through signs, guidance systems and architectural clues.”
The app provides a snapshot of the law school at any given moment and aggregates that data to provide a portrait over time. Users choose personal keywords as a part of their profiles, and they are encouraged to add keywords to their private groups and events.
Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.
2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a top 20 list from all the articles, videos and content the website has to offer. Consider it your SEGD 2016 executive summary. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
The sign descends to 3 ft. on the right, "gloving" over the unique shape of the formed-concrete base. The biggest challenge in fabrication was consistently forming the sign to the undulations of the base.