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Suffolk University might also share UMass Boston’s philosophy: Go big, or go home. Although Suffolk wasn’t working on a Renovations to Existing Academic Buildings (REAB) project when they called Metro Sign, they did have an unusual project in mind. Among its requirements for new architectural signage, the university wanted to add a 21 panel, 20-foot high wall mural. This high-pressure laminate (HDP) exterior wall mural required considerable engineering expertise and clear communication and coordination to ensure the seal on the curtain wall and panels would fit into the Z-Clip system.

Have you ever arrived at a new location and you’re not quite sure where to go? Or you look at the map — often a freestanding sign — and it clarifies absolutely nothing? Frustrating, isn’t it!

Wayfinding is critical in complex environments — like colleges and universities — for providing clear, directional assistance to navigate and for helping people familiarize themselves in physical spaces. Suffolk University’s new building needed an effective wayfinding plan, which Metro was happy to provide. We designed and installed map signs, directories, floor level markings, department, and restroom directional wall panels.

Exterior signage is another important component to helping university staff, students, and visitors find their destinations quickly and safely. We installed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant room identification and department signs as well as window and wall graphics featuring the university branding. The new signs featured fabricated stainless steel lettering that read “Suffolk University” for the exterior dimensional graphics.

As we’ve done with all our college and university clients, we worked with the Suffolk University design team to develop the best solution for messaging and wayfinding. Metro fabricated the signs and other products in our local facility and our team of professional installers was — as always — available to promptly and professionally resolve any service issues.

 

Read more posts from our Higher Education Series:

About the Series – Metro Sign Helps Colleges and Universities Enhance Messaging, Signage, Wayfinding, and More

Keeping Pedestrians Safe at Fitchburg State – Higher Education Series Post 1

Controlling Costs on a Complex UMass Boston Signage Project – Higher Education Series Post 2

Building Relationships at Salem State University – Higher Education Series Post 4

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