San Diego, CA

Scripps Health

Corbin Design has designed interior, exterior and parking signage standards for Scripps facilities in San Diego, Carlsbad, Eastlake, Encinitas, Chula Vista, La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo. 

Major construction projects—five parking structures at four Scripps hospitals and a clinic—spurred Scripps to seek a coordinated signage system for the new parking facilities, to better convey the Scripps identity and present a more unified appearance to the public. Corbin’s scope of work was later expanded to include comprehensive exterior signage standards for the entire Scripps Health network, and then expanded again to include interior signage standards as well.

The system design resulted from “thinking outside the box” of traditional sign design. Curved tops and bottoms soften the appearance, while perforated metal sides on illuminated signs provide ventilation and let light spill out from the sides, helping them stand out as landmarks. 

Parking signage uses a series of custom icons based on local features to identify garages and their individual levels. These unique graphic treatments help people remember on which level they've parked.

The interior signage was designed for hospital spaces with two color palettes—one warm and one cool—to give interior designers more flexibility. In 2014, the standards were expanded to compliment the interiors found in administrative settings, clinics and physician offices.