Calgary City Centre article published in Sign Media Canada

Posted in Case Study, Civic, Civic Wayfinding, Corbin Client News, Published Article, Wayfinding Concept on July 15th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
The article features photography from Clint Douthitt, Corbin Design Senior Designer.

The article features photography from Clint Douthitt, Senior Designer.

Corbin Design has collaborated with Calgary’s Centre City Implementation group to write a comprehensive article on the recently installed pedestrian and transit wayfinding program. An excerpt from the article’s introduction sets the table for the detailed descriptions that follow.

The goal of a recent urban wayfinding project was nothing less than to show the way for Calgary to become a world-class city. This ambitious effort required a high degree of collaboration between multiple stakeholders from the outset.

Link to the full article here; clicking on the title “Sign Project Helps Calgarians Find Their Way” will bring you to the first page.

NOTE: Given the recent flooding in Alberta, and the waters that inundated Calgary’s City Centre, we’ve been keeping close tabs on the status of the wayfinding signage that’s been installed. As part of the clean-up effort, our clients checked each site for damage and cleaned each sign’s exterior. A key element of the design strategy was to keep the signs non-illuminated, placing them in areas where ambient light is sufficient for nighttime viewing. They’ve survived the disaster intact. More details on the Calgary flood appear here. We applaud our clients, especially Graham Gerylo, on their efforts to help others in the wake of this disaster.

We’re proud to have worked with so many Calgarians to create a system that informs, directs and orients visitors to this world-class city.

Corbin Design project team members included Mark VanderKlipp, Principal-In-Charge; Clint Douthitt, Senior Designer; Mary Lou Piehl, Project Manager and Rick Stringer, VP of Technology.

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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.

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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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