CHoP

CHoP

A DISTINCT PRIVILEGE In 2010, when The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP) invited Stanley Beaman & Sears to provide interior design, wayfinding, and experience graphics for their new ambulatory care center to be built in the heart of their main Philadelphia campus, we were more than excited – we were honored. Named the Buerger Center […]

prairie straw

prairie straw

I am reasonably new to Stanley Beaman & Sears. At a previous job I was known to be a bit of a prankster and I didn’t exactly put this on my resume when I got hired here. So – Shhhhhh…if you don’t tell the principals here at SBS, I won’t. It took a while to […]

wayfinding and garage sales

wayfinding and garage sales

On the cover of the 1973 book, The Garage Sale Manual, there is a hand drawn seal that says “alternate economics for the people.” Although this statement may be a little grandiose, there is a homespun intimacy involved in a garage sale that is “for the people.” There is a vast gulf between the DIY […]

architectural site integration: continuing to sculpt our project’s outdoor spaces

architectural site integration: continuing to sculpt our project’s outdoor spaces

There’s a lot to be said about sculpting the land, the site, and the context that our buildings sit upon. Our firm believes in integrating a comprehensive architectural concept that targets an appealing design from macro to micro, from outdoor public space to indoor personal space. After having just finished the design and construction of […]

A Hike in the City

A Hike in the City

A citified search for nature (balance).

New Lighting Strategies Promote Healthier Patient Experiences: Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando

New Lighting Strategies Promote Healthier Patient Experiences: Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando

Children’s hospitals often include the latest in medical technology, as well as dynamic, kinetic, soothing and engaging designs that support the emotional needs of patients, their families and care staff.   Children deal with a wide range of fears and anxiety during a hospital stay: fear of separation from their family, having shots and finger sticks, […]

Wayfinding in the Streets of Venice

Wayfinding in the Streets of Venice

The SBS Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) Studio taught me about the importance of wayfinding. The most significant reason way finding solutions are necessary in buildings such as hospitals and airports is to reduce stress. In high stress situations, such as running across the airport for your plane that departs in 4 minutes, the very last […]

Reality Check: Implications of Senior Housing Trends with Poesy

Reality Check: Implications of Senior Housing Trends with Poesy

Visitation By John Stone At Serenity Gardens, winter has surrounded us. My mother’s room is way too warm for me, just right for her—with an extra sweater. Outside, this uneasy year, her 93rd, lurches through December. She is surely serene in this place, thanks to whatever goodness; queen of the electronic piano. Among my chief […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Designers Don’t Tweet

Top Ten Reasons Why Designers Don’t Tweet

1. What’s a tweet? 2. You can’t tweet in 3D. 3. We’re afraid of getting RFI’d. 4. We’re too busy doing work for you. 5. Assume add-service. 6. We’re afraid it’ll get VE’d. 7. What can they say that has anything to do with what they do. 8. Too busy promoting health, safety and public […]

You Are Here

You Are Here

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  – Emerson Wayfinding is something we often take for granted because good wayfinding is intuitive and self-navigable. Great wayfinding actually shapes our whole experience and makes us feel more engaged- more connected. Wayfinding simply encompasses all […]