The process that Visual Communications utilizes to conceptualize, design and implement your project involves four carefully-constructed phases which evolve from analysis and planning to documentation and administration.
Phase One: Analysis and Masterplanning
- Provide orientation meeting with team.
- Mental and physical walk-throughs of interior and exterior signage.
- Research and analysis of city signage code for exterior signage.
- Provide building name and entrance name review and name recommendations.
- Identify and provide ambiguous terminology locations.
- Provide complete analysis document with photos of existing signage types and remodeling or replacement upgrade recommendation throughout campus.
- Provide map depicting high traffic points and signage centers.
- Provide phased approach to updating all signage within the area on a prioority basis (i.e. Priority One; Within six months, Priority Two; Within two years, Priority Three; two to five years).
Phase Two: Schematic Design and Design Documentation
- Provide schematic design of Signage Hierarchy (two options) for exterior and interior wayfinding and identity signage elements.
- Provide preliminary location plans and message schedules for all exterior and interior wayfinding and identity signage elements.
- Budget planning for both exterior and interior components.
- Initial samples/color approvals.
Phase Three: Construction Documentation
- Detail drawings (fabrication techniques, materials, colors, lighting requirements).
- Provide revisions to location plans and message schedules.
- Preparation and distribution of bid documents.
- Review/analysis of competitive bids.
Phase Four: Construction Administration
- Fabrication contract negotiation.
- Construction supervision
- System implementation