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Facilities Master Plan

Development Program

Signs

 

Goal

Provide a fully integrated sign program that includes a full range of sign elements in a consistent and clearly organized plan. Signs shall seek to celebrate the mission and core values of Green River; foster easy navigation of the campus by the college community, visitors, and those with disabilities; and be informative of campus attributes and opportunities.

Purpose

Effective signage is an important element of successful campus navigation. The primary goal of a comprehensive campus sign plan is to make the campus more welcoming and accessible without detracting from its natural setting. An effective sign program provides information clearly and only where necessary, minimizes the number of signs, and enhances the appearance of campus.

Well-planned signs will provide clear directions to campus destinations for both vehicles and pedestrians. The program will be comprised of a system of signs that include college and building identification, pedestrian paths, and informational signs.

Key to a successful sign program is the establishment of a hierarchy of destinations and concise trip patterns for visitors.

Sign Types

Landmark/Icon

This component is typically a large dimensional element which physically seeks to represent the mission and values of the institution. It may convey the “architectural image” of the campus environment and will likely not be a “sign,” but rather a clock, bell tower, sculpture, building façade, etc. The most recognizable icon on campus is the water wall and stone sphere sculpture on Kennelly Commons.

Locations: May be at the main arrival point of campus or at the psychological heart.

Campus Entry Signs

The purpose of entry sign is to indicate arrival at the campus. It should include the primary college logo and will be integrated with a gateway, paving change, or other indication of threshold. Directional information should be significantly limited. The current campus entries do not meet these criteria but will be considered during development of the new front entrance.

 Locations: Generally located at the first arrival points at campus by car, bus, or on foot.

Campus Directories

A campus directory (I Spot) is a map with a legend, designed to provide orientation and information to first-time visitors to the college. Directories should be easily adaptable to change.

Locations: Provided at the gateway points of campus, i.e. the point at which the pedestrian pathway network transitions from vehicles. Directories should also be located at main campus gathering locations, i.e. plazas, greens, etc.

Directional

Directional signs provide directions to desired buildings. These signs should be minimized, as they tend to visually clutter the campus.

Locations: Placed at the intersections of all main campus roads and pedestrian pathways.

Informational

This sign indicates a variety of information, i.e. parking, traffic, smoking, transit, bike rack, etc.

Locations: Where activity dictates.

Building Identification

These signs indicate a building’s name and may include programs or services within. It may also include building numbers, letters, or address. Existing building signs may need to be relocated as future development occurs.

Locations: Typically located immediately adjacent to main entrance(s).

Dedicatory

These signs indicate a campus milestone, gift, or event.

Locations: As appropriate.