Forming a strong alliance

In spring 2019, Takeform's San Diego rep, Leza Huthinson of LevelWest, connected the company with local Steelcase dealer bkm OfficeWorks, who received the RFP to help finish the space—from wayfinding to signage to room IDs to lobby and elevator feature walls. A close working relationship readily developed—something bkm quickly appreciated. The assignment would involve collaborating with multiple firms, including the Navy's in-house design group, NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command); general contractor Turner Construction; and specialty partners.


“NAVFAC asked bkm to take on the interior signage and wayfinding scope. So we showed them that we were thinking about all kinds of considerations that they might need but hadn't thought about. And they chose us."

–Jason Evers
Takeform's Sales Director, West

Feature wall design concept with directional sign, custom wall covering, and dimensional accent elements

Amplify wall covering at Navy headquarters
Vivid signage and Amplify wall graphics

Non-glare Acrylic directional on Wilsonart's Mangalore Mangol

Amplify wall covering rendering of San Clemente Island Fox

Feature wall with custom wallcovering design highlighting the endangered San Clemente Island Fox.

Photo of Room ID

Vivid room identification sign with replaceable insert

“Partnering with Takeform proved invaluable. Not only were we able to fulfill the complete scope of the project's original RFP, but we had the capabilities to deliver many other aspects of the project, which greatly simplified the process and improved the outcome for our client."

–Dillon Mahoney
Vice President of Sales, bkm

“The client realized how well we were coordinating the work of multiple suppliers, so they added exterior and parking garage signage to Takeform's to-do list."

–Tim Stogsdill
Wayfinding Designer & Project Manager, Takeform

Ready to broaden your horizons? Let's talk

Find out what the U.S. Navy and its project partners learned in working with Takeform: They found a partner ready to go above and beyond—and a collaborator who can ensure smooth sailing.

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