As Regional Manager of the Pittsburgh territory for APCO Signs, Steve Harroun works closely with architects, designers, and clients to ensure successful completion of their projects. With over 10 years of experience in the sign industry, he can provide consultation on every aspect of a sign program’s development, deployment and long-term maintenance.
Steve Harroun’s focus has been in the medical, government, academic, and corporate fields, which often require a comprehensive approach to signage systems and benefit from the use of modular products.
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SEGD member firm Dimensional Innovations is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh to renovate Pitt’s athletic facilities using updated and refreshed brand elements—logos, colors, and uniforms—designed by Nike. Read on to learn more about the challenges and successes of this multi-year project to modernize Pitt’s sports venues while maintaining collegiate traditions.
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has launched MuseumLab, a new maker space for older kids in the former Carnegie Free Library down the block from the Children’s Museum in Allegheny Commons. Pentagram has refreshed the brand identity for the Children’s Museum and designed the signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics for the new Lab.
Expanding on the success of its initial implementation of real-time, passenger information displays, Port Authority of Allegheny (Pittsburgh, Penn.), the second largest transit agency in Pennsylvania, awarded Connectpoint Inc. an additional contract to continue their partnership in the rail and bus stop improvement program. The newly ordered Connectpoint E Ink, Digital Bus Stop displays and Interactive Kiosks will ensure the continued comfort and ease-of-use for Port Authority’s riders.
Since 1991, the museum has been housed in the landmark Old Post Office building in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Square section. In 2000, the museum commissioned an expansion that would link the Post Office with the neighboring, vacant Buhl Planetarium. The new expansion has bridged the two buildings with a three-story structure that provides a new entrance and additional exhibit space.
Once perched above steel mills and heavy industry, Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes grew to become the proximate bedroom community for workers in the South Side Flats. In defiance of the challenging topography, buildings and parks were dotted about the wooded hillside. Connecting them, if gradients were too steep for streets, were stairs by the hundreds that served as public rights-of-way. Today the mills are long gone, and the Flats are better known for a hip urban mix of shops, galleries, and entertainment.