Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Indianapolis, IN

Established in 1992, the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center opened a patient care building in 2008 with the goal of offering state-of-the-art medical treatment in a warm and welcoming environment. The five-story, 405,000-square-foot building brings inpatient and outpatient cancer care under one roof. Among the visitor amenities in the new $150 million building are interior and exterior wayfinding systems developed by Corbin Design.

Corbin Design worked closely with the architects at Cannon Design and the designers at Maregatti Interiors to assure that wayfinding elements worked with the building architecture and decor. 

To complement the interior’s neutral colors and natural materials, wayfinding elements use a palette of earth tones and background images of grass. The high-level interior sign types also use message panels attached by museum mounts, allowing easy updating when wayfinding information changes.

Exterior signage identifies the cancer center while noting that it is a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health.