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Project Highlight: Ellicott Street Garage

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: 854 Ellicott Street Parking Garage Ramping up stress-free parking Takeform helps new downtown Buffalo garage guide people to multiple health facilities A growing cluster of Buffalo, N.Y., hospitals is bringing more employees and more visitors to the neighborhood—along with more…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Exterior Signage, Project Profiles  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Brand, Branded space, Corporate, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Graphic Panels, Graphics, Sign design, Signage, Vivid, Wayfinding, Window film

Project Highlight: M&T Tech Hub

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT M&T Tech Hub Buffalo tech sector's high-rise boost Takeform helps M&T Bank translate high concept into fresh vibe High-tech attitude. Dynamic floor plans. Vibrant décor. A landmark Buffalo, N.Y., skyscraper found a new purpose thanks to M&T Bank, whose $58 million investment…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: 3 Dimensional, Acrylic, ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Braille, Branded space, Corporate, Corporate, dimensional letters, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Experiential Design, Experiential Graphics, notice holder, room id, Signage, Vivid, Window film

Project Highlight: Foothill Ranch Health Center

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT Foothill Ranch Health Center Spa-like health center reflects welcome shift in care For design sensitivity, tricky logistics, and problem-solving prowess, A&D firms turn to Takeform. Picture this: you walk into an open, light-filled entrance tastefully decorated and staffed by greeters.…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Highlight, Interior Signage, Project Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: 3 Dimensional, Acrylic, ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Braille, Branded space, dimensional letters, Environmental Graphics, Ethos, Experiential Design, Experiential Graphics, Fusion, Graphics, Healthcare, Medical Office Building, MOB, Patient experience, room id, room numbers, Signage, Wallcovering, Window film

Project Profile: C.H. Robinson

Cool style. Regional vibes. The workplace as recruiting tool.Project Profile: C.H. Robinson No matter what sector your business is in these days, presenting your work environment as fresh and forward-thinking is vital to attracting new talent—especially recent college grads in a generation of the…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Project Management, Project Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Environmental Graphics, Experiential Graphics, Signage, Vivid, Wayfinding

ALoft Buffalo Downtown

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT ALoft Buffalo Downtown Trendy hospitality energizes historic space Collaborating with one of the city's most stylish hotels, ALoft Buffalo Downtown, we helped them make their mark at 500 Pearl — the city's once-storied clubhouse. Working with the brand's dynamic graphic standards,…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Experiential Graphics, Fusion, Hospitality, Hotel, Sign design, Signage

Project Profile: Kronos Global Headquarters

Getting experiential at the eleventh hour.Project Profile: Kronos Global Headquarters With the construction of its new 435,000 square foot Global headquarters nearing completion in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kronos, the workforce management and time-tracking company, approached us, with an ironically time-based…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Project Management, Project Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Environmental Graphics, Experiential Graphics, Signage, Vivid, Wayfinding

Project Profile: American Greetings

American Greetings: a vibrant collaboration PROJECT PROFILE CLIENT: American Greetings Creative Studios | World Headquarters WHAT: Wayfinding Interior Signage WHERE: Cleveland, OH ARCHITECT/ INTERIORS: CallisonRTKL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: American Greetings Creative Studios 650,000 square feet. Five…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Interior Signage, Project Management, Project Profiles, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, Brand, Facility, Icons, Project Management, room id, Signage, Wayfinding

6 Wayfinding design differentiators

6 wayfinding design differentiators Here are six questions that will help you evaluate wayfinding design capability. 1 Do they have the design sensitivity to aesthetically connect your brand and wayfinding to your architecture? 2 Do they understand wayfinding? It's more than signs – look for those…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Branding, Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: Brand, Directional Signage, Environmental Graphics, Facility, Graphics, Interior Design, Permanent Room Sign, Sign design, Signage, Wayfinding

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The following is a summary of ADA regulations related to signage and wayfinding based on the Department of Justice's 2010 revision of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As of March 15, 2012 compliance with the 2010 Standards are required for new construction and alterations under Titles II…  read more

Posted in: ADA, Interior Signage, Wayfinding  |  Tagged: ADA Compliance, ADA standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Directional Signage, Graphics, Interior Design, Permanent Room Sign, room id, Signage, Wayfinding