The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) had developed a comprehensive master plan document for their campuses. Among the recommendations, a complete wayfinding system to build on current investments in signage, visually unify the campuses, and better express the UNL brand.
Corbin Design developed a wayfinding master plan, clearly describing wayfinding objectives and tools for both the City and East Campuses. We then developed a system of wayfinding signage that consistently presents information, in context with these two very different campus environments:
City Campus is integrated with Downtown Lincoln, sharing many main roadways. Conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians needed to be reduced, campus boundaries better defined. Most buildings are historic, and have an architectural red brick in common.
East Campus is enclosed, and defined by an internal loop road on which destinations reside. A lighter colored brick is the unifying visual feature.
Based on the existing signage, we built a vocabulary of exterior and interior elements that direct, inform, and improve the experience for all UNL visitors, fulfilling the original master plan objectives.