With an astonishing 9,200 acres, 63 neighborhood parks, and a crowded events calendar, the Fairmount Park system is a wonderful resource for Philadelphians and visitors. Cloud Gehshan Associates developed a wayfinding and sign system that extends throughout the park, from the quietest trails through the heart of the city and on to the Delaware waterfront.
The Home Depot Design Center is the next-generation store concept by the venerable big-box retailer. In this innovative concept, the second-largest retailer in the world aimed to shed its unrefined warehouse image, suitable for contractors and hard-core do-it-yourselfers, in favor of a more polished look to attract a younger, urban demographic with a “do-it-for-me” mentality and a need for complete design solutions.
The Manchester Civil Justice Centre is the largest civil court built in England in the last 100 years. The landmark 14-story building, part of a large city-center redevelopment project, was designed by Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall following an international design competition. It opened in October 2007 and achieved an “excellent” rating from the Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM) system, similar to LEED.
Deborah Sussman is recognized as a pioneer in environmental graphic design. She is internationally renowned for creating arresting visual imagery and designing its highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces. Her passion for the marriage of graphics and the built environment, fueled by her early career at the Eames Office, has led to collaborations with planners, architects, and clients.
Join us for the next eg conversations webinar focusing on two new campus wayfinding projects situated on the east and west coasts of North America respectfully. Joining us for the conversation will be the design teams who are planning, designing, and making these new information experiences possible.
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The designers sough to create a child-focused, friendly, easy-to-understand environmental graphic design program that remained consistent with the identity that they previously established – the identity consists of five children's hands of different shades arranged to form a star-like shape. They used handprints from children involved in Westside Children's Center programs as the centerpiece of the system. The primary focus was to design everything with the child in mind as well as adhere to necessary code requirements.
The headquarters building of Crate & Barrel is a sleek, modernist structure designed by Perkins and Will and located within a landscaped campus-like setting. The comprehensive exterior and interior graphics and wayfinding system ranged from monumental site identification signs to room identification signs and workstation nameplates. The interior sign program constituted a large part of the overall wayfinding system.
This network of twelve computerized kiosks creates one-stop wayfinding centers for visitors. The i-Sites integrate existing leading-edge technology with customized components and software. A psychologist worked with the design team on the user interface; redundancy (where users are offered more than one way to get information) was key to the design, which was extensively field-tested. Although high-tech, the low-profile units are designed to fit into a campus where the traditional architecture and park-like grounds are paramount.
The building's architecture was designed to make the most of the stunning natural environment with walls of glass providing views of the nearby Wasatch Mountains and a rooftop garden providing 360-degree views of the Salt Lake Valley.