Situation 1 - Entry & Reception

entry doors

entry doors

Employ door graphics for first impressions.

Considerations

  • Window and sidelight dimensions
  • Door and/or glass type
  • Location of handles
  • Adjacent wall space
reception area

reception area

Establish brand identity.

Considerations

  • Position of reception desk
  • Surrounding wall space
  • Wall surface and shape
  • Viewing distance and site lines
impact walls

impact walls

Use the wall(s) to make a visual statement.

Considerations

  • Available wall space
  • Position of furnishings
  • Wall surface type and shape
  • Mounting obstructions

Situation 2 - Interior Wayfinding

primary directory

primary directory

Clearly initiate the wayfinding process.

Considerations

  • Wall surface & dimensions
  • Number of floors & destinations
  • Viewing distance
  • Single or multiple tenants/departments
directionals

directionals

Continue directions with coordinated signage.

Considerations

  • Location of elevators & stairs
  • Wall surface & dimensions
  • Number of target destinations
  • Viewing distance & obstructions
office & room signs

office & room signs

Identify departments and personnel.

Considerations

  • Number of departments
  • Number of offices and wall surface
  • Number of cubicles and wall surface
  • Permanent vs temporary locations

Situation 3 - Regulatory & Safety

ADA signage

ADA signage

Install mandated signs to secure
Certificate of Occupancy.

Considerations

  • Mandatory signage required for occupancy permit
  • Number of restrooms, staircases, elevators, etc.
  • Coordination with directional signs
  • Permanent room requirements
photoluminescent

photoluminescence

Lead people to safety during emergency
power outages.

Considerations

  • Availability of scaled floor plans
  • Number of stair towers
  • Number of steps per floor
  • Wall, door, floor, step surface types
warning signs

warning signs

Issue warnings in clearly positioned locations.

Considerations

  • Off limits areas
  • Non-smoking rules
  • Emergency maps & exits
  • Closed for maintenance

Situation 4 - Accents & Recognition

photo displays

photo displays

Feature photos, certificates, artwork and more.

Considerations

  • Purpose & style
  • Wall dimensions
  • Number of items and hierarchy
  • Explanatory copy or wall lettering required
wall graphics

wall graphics

Maximize wall space and enhance the d├ęcor.

Considerations

  • Photo, illustration or color blocking
  • Messaging, quotes, fonts
  • Color scheme(s)
  • Obstructions or obstacles
free standing displays

free standing displays

Honor visitors, post menus,
celebrate achievements.

Considerations

  • Intent: welcome, inform, recognize
  • Location(s)
  • Space available
  • Floor-standing or countertop

Situation 4 - Accents & Recognition

tenant listing

modular signage software

Control real-time messaging from a single, remote location.

Considerations

  • Intent: advertising, education, entertainment, direction, etc.
  • Audience: visitors, patients, customers, travelers, etc.
  • Single or multiple, facility or geographic locations
  • Public-facing, behind-the-scenes, or both