How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

by Brandon Allen Source: Stanley Beaman & Sears – Emory Winship Cancer Research Institute; Photography by Gary Knight Contrary to the name, Environmental Graphic Design (EGD or Experiential Graphic Design) refers to graphic design as part of creating the built environment, not to the natural environment. Environmental Graphic Design is a design profession that merges interior […]

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 […]

SBS Desk Tchotchke ID Game: On the Occasion of Moving

SBS Desk Tchotchke ID Game: On the Occasion of Moving

From time to time when project teams form and shift in the office, we find ourselves relocating desks to be closer to those we work with on a daily basis. I spent an afternoon last week moving a whopping 15’ to a new desk located almost directly behind my old one, and most of the […]

Storytelling within the UVA Battle Building

Storytelling within the UVA Battle Building

The Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital will be holding its ribbon cutting and public open house on Saturday, June 14, 2014. We’re thrilled to have been part of this project, serving as interior architect for the clinical spaces. The facility is unique to the region and will serve children and their families by assembling […]

Spirit of the River: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Spirit of the River: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio  (CHOSA) is poised to serve  a fast growing pediatric population in South-Central Texas (and beyond)  that will surge more than 30% by 2035.  In partnership with […]

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 […]

Go Ahead and Donate that Water Buffalo to Impress Your Friends

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Go Ahead and Donate that Water Buffalo to Impress Your Friends

“It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.” — Andrew Carnegie (The Gospel of Wealth, 1889) Charities Aid Foundation released The World Giving Index this month.  It won’t surprise anyone that the United States is high on the list. In fact, we are number one.  Hardly unexpected […]

Top Pediatric Hospitals: 3 Approaches | One Goal

Top Pediatric Hospitals: 3 Approaches | One Goal

We are so very honored to have just completed three top pediatric hospitals in Florida- each with their own approach and philosophy but with the same mission of delivering the best possible care to their young patients. You may have heard the saying before ”children are not small adults”. Nothing could be more true than […]

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 […]