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Category Archive for: Wayfinding

How to Navigate a Wayfinding Redesign

Wayfinding redesign projects benefit from designated leaders, established standards, and experience-based user feedback on proposed solutions. A building’s redesign can be a cornerstone of wayfinding. Design elements that facilitate wayfinding can include lighting, color, functional pathways, and even acoustics. By considering the building and its users together, a wayfinding redesign can be intuitive and effective.

Wayfinding System for Senior Facilities

The amount of facilities available for the elderly to live in is increasing rapidly due to the demand. An overlooked factor when designing these facilities is the appropriate usage of signs and wayfinding. Facilities have to take into consideration seniors who may be visually impaired, have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, are handicapped and have other conditions. Taking into consideration a person’s general wellbeing is also important, and incorporating bright colors can enhance their mood and self-confidence. Each of these points have to be taken into consideration when designing new facilities for seniors. At Metro Sign and Awning, we work with our clients to create bold and unique signs for senior living facilities. This post by ASI does a nice job explaining the approach for this type of facility.

Benefits of Interior Signage for Your Business

Interior signage plays a key role in providing functional and branded designs to your building. Whether they are there to provide navigation, safety or just to show your brand’s personality, they are an important element for your business. Signs that are mandatory can be compliant, while also showcasing your branding design elements. It is best practice for interior signage to be consistent with the rest of the built environment. At Metro Sign & Awning, we know how to develop the […]

How MSA Helped a Union Installation Team Add 600+ Wayfinding and ADA Signs to Boston’s Waterfront

It is always exciting to work on and around Boston’s infrastructure, so when the opportunity to partner with Skansa Group for the installation of wayfinding and ADA signs came about for the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center, we grabbed it with both hands. Considering our experience in signage projects in urban centers (see Signs and the Downtown Experience) as well as our expertise in fabrication, installation, service and repair of signs, we were a natural choice for Skansa and the […]

Signs and the Downtown Experience

Signs and the Downtown Experience

Throughout cities and downtowns, signs play a vital role in how residents and visitors interact with the space around them. Whether it’s a directional wayfinding sign, a storefront, or a sign identifying a building, signs contribute greatly to the downtown experience, playing an important role in the brand identity of cities, retailers, and institutions. Because of this the quality of signage has greatly improved over the last decade including design innovations (many […]

How Signage Can Help Revitalize Cities

City revitalization, specifically in downtown and urban areas, has an affect on the economic growth of a city, its tourism, and its community. Signage plays a major role in helping cities revitalize their downtown areas and helps capitalize on those things that  make a city, even a region – authentic and unique. Signage for revitalization and redevelopment, therefore, is ideally incorporated early in the planning process.

Preservation and Rehabilitation

Preserving and rehabilitating a city’s history and identity is a major part of […]

Reduced Headaches—Signage Projects that Don’t Slow You Down

Working with developers, general contractors and business owners, we know you have a lot on your plate – and the details of your signage project are not necessarily on the top of your list.  A significant benefit of Metro Sign & Awning’s lean management approach is that we are able to reduce our client’s headaches and provide them with a smooth and easy signage project process. So often, signage is the “last thing” that is planned, approved, and installed – […]

Enhancing Branding and Wayfinding at Fitchburg State University

We’ve enjoyed working with Fitchburg State University (FSU) for several years, and we sincerely appreciate the ongoing relationship we have with university officials and staff. From a clean, easy-to-read design to ensuring the perfect color match for that famous Fitchburg green to producing signs and finishes that are as durable as can be for the many outdoor wayfinding signs, virtually every member of our team has played a part in improving campus signage.

Multi-tasking Wayfinding Signage

Like all signage projects, wayfinding is […]

3 Ways to Connect Wayfinding Signage With Your Décor

Wayfinding signage should both stand out and blend in. So how do you find the right balance then, between ensuring that they fit with your décor and look good, while also showing your customers the way? Here are three tips.

West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out

All of us here at Metro Sign & Awning send a hearty “Congratulations!” to the team at Dellbrook and everyone involved in the West of Chestnut development in Quincy. We were excited and honored to be involved very early (probably before the earliest point in this time-lapse video!)

interior signage evacuation map Metro design Boston

While the video shows the dramatic transformation, you don’t see all the behind-the-scenes planning and design decisions that go into creating interior signage that complements a beautiful interior while serving an […]

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