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All Together Now…

Posted in Where We Work on June 24th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Corbin Design is still unpacking from an office move at its downtown Traverse City location that provides more space while encouraging better collaboration by bringing the the staff closer together.

The firm moved into Traverse City’s historic Hannah Lay Building in 1986 (when we had just six employees). As the business grew over the next 22 years, our office space gradually spread across two sides of the building, separated by a public hallway. The firm’s 17 employees have now moved into a larger contiguous space on the same floor, with designers and project managers working face-to-face in adjoining sections of the office and new meeting and conference areas offering more opportunities for team meetings and client communications.

The picture below shows the main suite where most of our staff are now located. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by for a tour!

Corbin Design's new office space

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Corbin Design, a national leader in wayfinding planning and signage design, announced Shelley Steele has been named President. Steele formerly served as vice president of marketing.

As president, Steele is primarily responsible for the vision and direction of Corbin Design as well as the internal leadership and management of the staff. In her new role, she will continue to oversee business development and marketing.

“With her knowledge of the… More...

As we develop wayfinding systems for a variety of clients, we appreciate how public engagement is critical to the design process. Here, we share two examples from recent client groups and the outcomes of those sessions:

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA

We led a prototype process on the interior of this complex medical campus to test proposed logic changes and as a “proof of concept” for wayfinding tools. The exercise was designed to… More...

The FHWA has issued a clarification on the ruling it issued on January 25, 2016 terminating the Interim Approval of Clearview as an alternate font to the MUTCD. With regard to community wayfinding signage systems, the use of alternate fonts is still possible.

To summarize:

  • Projects currently in fabrication do not need to comply.
  • To the extent possible, projects currently in design should switch to the

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