Mayer/Reed (Portland, Ore.) designed the logo and style guide for the Gorge Hubs, a network of community-operated “rest stops” that provide hikers, bicyclists and recreationalists with amenities while they explore local experiences.
Mayer/Reed (Portland, Ore.), prides itself on its commitment to alternative modes of transportation, and many of its design, planning, and landscape architecture projects focus on non-automobile systems of travel. But they asked themselves: "How are we actually commuting as an office? Are we walking the walk?"
With 13 years of experience as a designer at Mayer/Reed and with prior firms in Dallas and New York City, Elizabeth Talley is adept at developing wayfindng systems, designing branded signage and graphics, and organizing information. Liz applies a keen problem-solving ability to long-term planning for the health and livability of communities.
A “drawer full of knowledge” metaphorically describes the building design and wayfinding concept for the new Vancouver Community Library. A 200-foot long, four-story atrium is the open drawer, exposing the library’s contents and encouraging exploration.
Mayer/Reed (wayfinding), Miller Hull Partnership (architecture), AldrichPears Associates (interpretive installation)