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Posted in Government, Wayfinding Concept on July 8th, 2009 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

Tulsa system reflects Art Deco architecture

A new system of vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signs in downtown Tulsa draws its design inspiration and color palette from the city’s abundance of Art Deco architecture, including the Jazz Hall of Fame and downtown lampposts.

The 148 signs include welcome identifiers, vehicular directional signs, parking identifiers and pedestrian kiosks. They direct to major public venues including the new Bank of Oklahoma Center, designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli.

The project’s $740,000 cost was funded through the city’s Third Penny tax, a one-cent sales tax whose revenues are dedicated to funding capital improvement projects. The signs were fabricated and installed by Architectural Signing, Inc. of Norcross, Georgia

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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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