UNL Implements Wayfinding Recommendations

Posted in Education, Wayfinding Concept on September 14th, 2012 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln rolls out their Campus Master Plan, they are building campus boundary markers and entrance features specified in Corbin Design’s wayfinding recommendations. An article in The Daily Nebraskan explains how these features will enhance the visitor experience at UNL:

UNL news director Kelly Bartling said the university hired Corbin Design from Traverse City, Mich., five years ago to look at the campus and make suggestions about things like signage, campus perimeter and markers. The gateway entry arose from these suggestions.

Chancellor Harvey Perlman said the consultant suggested ways to give the university a “sense of place” and a wayfinding system. “They observed that you never quite know when you are on campus, that the entry points are not well marked,” Perlmansaid. “They developed the design you see constructed at 14th.”

Perlman said the university has not yet had the opportunity to execute the design anywhere else, but it will be used at various entry points around the campus. “If you have been to other campuses that have executed entries well, you would understand better how important this can be in recruiting prospective students and giving a ‘campus feel’ for all of us,” he said.

Bartling said other suggestions from the consultant are visible throughout campus, including entry colors in core areas, handicap signage and updated signs near buildings.

This photo was taken by our client on September 14, 2012 as the final touches were being put on the first of these features:
Our original design proposal:

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