Architectural signage is an important part of using your environment to feature and reinforce your unique brand.
While architectural signage is essential for creating a functional and helpful space, it does not mean it has to skimp on creativity. Custom architectural signage includes a variety of types of signs that are common in indoor buildings and campuses, such as hospitals, universities, office buildings, stadiums, and more.
Here are some things to consider when creating architectural signage to impress every visitor.
- Style – Architectural signage is certainly a functional part of your building. However, this does not mean you have to skimp on style. You can be unique by choosing from countless colors, fonts, shapes, themes, finishes, and more. All that really matters is to come up with a consistent design to incorporate throughout your interior and exterior signage that matches the look and feel of your overall branding. A consistent design creates a cohesive and professional look that makes a great impression on visitors.
- Functionality – Making sure your architectural signage functions at its best requires careful organization and planning. Consider how new visitors will feel upon entering your building or campus. What are common things they will be searching for? These can be things to include on maps and/or directories. Well-organized architectural signage is excellent at managing the flow of traffic at your location and gives people ease of mind in knowing how to find the place they are looking for.
- Regulations – The ADA (American with Disabilities Act) has regulations that apply to most architectural signs. While some signage, such as a dimensional logo, can be made with more liberties, most signage must meet certain standards. This includes signage that labels places such as entrances, exits, bathrooms, elevators, and more. Architectural signage must also follow specifications related to height, spacing, contrast, sign finish, braille or tactile lettering, and more, making it an essential piece to include during the planning phase. The ADAAG (Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines) provides guidelines, and it is important to keep up with new and evolving regulations, that can vary from state to state, such as gender neutral bathroom signage.
- Affordability – Designing and fabricating signage for an entire building, campus, or stadium may seem overwhelming and costly. However, there are numerous options to choose from that can determine how costly signage becomes. For instance, materials range from extremely affordable to more pricey, depending on your budget. A good signage company will work with you to create a solution that fits your needs and budget. You can also choose easily updatable signage that has space to slide paper or cardstock in and out to change the name of a room or the person who occupies it.
Creating a plan for architectural signage can be overwhelming with all the rules, regulations, planning and organizing. Contact our signage and display experts today for a free consultation.
About Adler Display: Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Adler Display brings more than 80 years of experience to its clients in need of recognition displays, lobby and corporate interiors, custom exhibits, historical timelines, trade show displays, and signage and graphics. For more information about Adler Display, please visit the website at https://www.adlerdisplay.com/ or call 855-552-3537.