Placemaking and Identity

UMBC Gateway Urban Sign

Urban Sign was awarded a 2016 Craftsmanship Award by the Building Congress & Exchange for their work on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) gateway sign, which was designed by Cloud Gehshan Associates for their client the Whiting Turner Contracting Company. The sign serpentines along the landscape for over 120 feet and is nearly 8' high on the left, shrinking to 3' on the right. The background pattern, evoking the Maryland State flag, was fabricated using a varied dot pattern.

LHSA+DP JetBlue Junior Playspace

LHSA+DP recently completed a new aviation-themed interactive playspace for JjetBlue airlines. The interactive play space at JFK’s Terminal 5 is designed to delight and educate children from age 2 to 12 with hands-on and digital activities, keeping them engaged and entertained while waiting to board their flights.

Avery Dennison LA Office

The Avery Dennison corporate offices at 207 Goode Avenue, often referred to as 207, in Glendale, California were designed to be a modern workspace reflective of the company’s innovative spirit and collaborative, global culture. To ensure the fifth and sixth floors of a new space in a LEED Gold building showcased Avery Dennison’s culture, the team sought the expertise of HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm that specializes in transforming spaces.

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Icon Identity Solutions is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive brand implementa­tion companies. From the signs that announce your presence to the quality and conditions of every corner of your properties, Icon manufactures, maintains and constructs your branding program. We are a single resource for all aspects of brand implementation programs, and while Icon does not create or design branding pro­grams, our clients rely on us to steward all aspects of implementing and managing their brand identities in the places and spaces where they do business.

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We’re your clients. We’re your visitors. And we’re your employees. At least, that’s the mindset we adopt when helping you transform your environment and tell the story you want to tell. We get into their heads to discover what will connect with them.

What will inspire and excite them as they walk into your lobby – or your arena – or your booth? What will they remember after they’re gone? What will they talk about? What will they look forward to when they return?

Sprinkles Cupcakes Graphic Wall

Sprinkles Cupcakes is a Beverly Hills, California-based chain established in 2005 by Candace Nelson, a judge on the television series Cupcake Wars. Sprinkles Cupcakes, known for its rotating menu of cupcakes, ice cream and cookies and its famous cupcake ATM, has 22 locations in 10 states across the U.S.

C&VE Parkade on 8th Philadelphia

Working with a design team headed by architects WRT Design (Philadelphia) and a very limited budget, C&VE helped transform the under-whelming parking structure into one of Philadelphia’s most remarkable make-overs of an existing structure. A new façade of metal projections supports a grid of dichroic glass panels creating a dynamic, ever-changing street level experience. The ceiling over the traffic lanes were fitted with thousands of rods tipped with LED lamps.

W Landmark at the University of Washington

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.

Image of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

In honor of the faceoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots on Sunday, we've compiled our best football design stories. Are you ready for some football?

Calgary Airport Signage and Wayfinding

Designed by architecture firm Dialog, The Calgary Airport Authority’s International Facilities Project adds two new concourses (D and E) and 24 additional gates to support the growing number of U.S. and international flights offered by YYC Calgary International Airport. With an area of 2 million sq ft., the new international terminal will also help position Calgary’s airport as a major connecting hub for Western Canada.

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