We’re excited to share that we won both the silver and bronze medals in the 2019 Best Original Design and Fabrication, Non-Illuminated competition adjudicated by the high-profile industry publication Signs Of The Times. Here are the visuals for our two winning projects, plus a look behind the curtain at how they came to be.
Second-Place Award: Interior Graphics for Dynatrace, Inc.
Dynatrace is a global software company that celebrated its IPO in 2019. At their corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA, the team is known for having a love of sports. So, at the start of a new phase of their growth as a company, Dynatrace decided to jazz up their headquarters with sports-themed decor that the team would enjoy seeing every day. Metro’s design and graphics team, led by Matt Morgenson, collaborated with Dynatrace’s marketing team to create 13 larger-than-life sports graphics designs for the interiors of the office’s 13 meeting rooms. Now, Dynatrace has fun reference names for scheduling the rooms and a beautiful custom environment for the staff.
Third-Place Award: Exterior Sign for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
In 2020, The Charles River Museum will celebrate 40 years as an icon of New England’s industrial heritage. The managing team, Downtown Waltham Partnership, asked us to revitalize the museum’s external appearance with a unique sign that would highlight the historical nature of the museum. We found our inspiration by stepping inside: after seeing the museum’s strong focus on nineteenth-century machines, our Sr. Designer Susan MacGregor, was inspired to create a distinctive icon by making the sign top into a replica of one of the museum’s many machine gears. We then asked our fabricators, Tim Goguen and Peter Nolan, to figure out the best means of bringing the concept to life. The 91-by-48-inch sign is a double-sided framed aluminum blade with a changeable panel insert.