WAYFINDING SYSTEM GUIDE

JULIE SIKONSKI AND BRANDON LYON SPRING 2012

Hello! This is our proposal for a new way finding system for KCAI.

THE NEW SYSTEM:

e new way nding system developes a closer association between the studends and the various architectual styles that build the Kansas City Art Instute campus. e campus buildings re ect a contrast of traditional and modern styles, and this re ects the wide variety of student’s and their work that is produced in a community where the new and old are blurred and intermix.

The new system develops a closer association between the students and the various architectural styles that build the Kansas City Art Institute campus. The campus buildings reflect a contrast of traditional and modern styles, and this reflects the wide variety of student’s and their work that is produced in a community where the new and old are blurred and intermix. You’ll see these juxtapositions in the building graphics throughout our system, such as the one at the bottom right corner.

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Futura Condensed Medium
Garamond Semibold Garamond

This is our style sheet. We’ve continued the previous brand’s colors and typefaces of Futura Condensed and Garamond, while adding a new core graphic of campus buildings sort of blended and mixed together. It ads a bit of whimsy and imagination, as if the hand of the student artists themselves rearranged campus to their own desired composition.

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS MAP
Site Identi ers Directional Tra c & Regulatory Street Identi cation Campus Directory Building Identi cation Accessible Entrance Identi cation

Here is the exterior elements map, showing where our various system elements are located around the campus.

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KANSAS CITY ART INTITUTE CAMPUS
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IL Illustration Building AX Annex CH Carriage House MH Mineral Hall
Advancement Alumni Relations Campus Technology

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CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Buildings on the map directory are color coded, placing them in groups such as studio spaces, administrative, and recourses. These colors over time will become associated with buildings in the students mind, and become synonymous with those buildings.

EB East Building
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Media Center Photography Printmaking Digital Filmmaking Woodshop

Map Directory Buildings on the map directory are color coded, placing them in groups such as studio spaces, administrative, and recourses. These colors over time will become associated with buildings in the students mind, and become synonymous with those buildings.

WALNUT
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MCGEE
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Academic A airs Admissions Business O ce Cafe Nerman Campus Security Communications Financial Aid Epperson Auditorium Human Resources President’s O ce Student Life O ce

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IR Irving Building
Animation Graphic Design Irving Amphitheater Print Center
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DP Dodge Painting Building BH Baty House JL Jannes Library
Academic Resource Center Career Services Community Arts Computer Lab Library

LC Student Living Center
Art Supply Store Cafeteria Computer Lab Mail Room On-Campus Housing for Students

Main Entrance Visitor Parking Administration Buildings Studio Spaces Recourses / Other
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SB Sculpture Building CB Ceramics Building FD Foundations Building CE Continuing Education HR H&R Block Artspace FB Fibers Building

BUILDING DIRECTORY
Each building directory will keep very simple; showing where each classroom is located. Any other space will be left open because it is apt to change.

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WOMEN MEN

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Building Directory Each building will keep very simple; showing where each classroom is located. Any other space will be left open because it is apt to change.

RESTROOM IDENTIFICATION
This signage come 4 inches off of the wall. It is made of acrylic that fades from the more gener specific colored to the clear white. Being at eye level, it is easy for the reader or person viewing the singnage to recoginze the icon from a distance.

RESTROOM

RESTROOM

Restroom Signs This signage comes 4 inches off the wall. It is made of acrylic that fades from the more gender specific specific color to clear white. Being at eye level, it is easy for the reader or person viewing the signage to recognize the icon from a distance.

BUILDING IDENTIFICATION
Print Making Photography Film Woodshop Media Center

At each building, the initials of the building will stand 8', each letter positioned at a 90 degree angle from the other. These are steel, and smaller information typography explaining what is in each building is cut from venial that is floated between layers of acrylic. In this way those letters are raised.

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ILLUSTRATION BUILDING

EAST BUILDING

Building site signs At each building, the initials of the building will stand 8', each letter positioned at a 90 degree angle from the other. These are steel, and smaller information typography explaining what is in each building is cut from venial that is floated between layers of acrylic. In this way those letters are raised.

SITE IDENTIFIER
At each building, the initials of the building will stand 8', each letter positioned at a 90 degree angle from the other. These are steel, and smaller information typography explaining what is in each building is cut from venial that is floated between layers of acrylic. In this way those letters are raised.

Site Identification At the campus main entrance, a series of initial letters will stand be suspended from the sides of 7 foot tall poles. EAch of these letters are held to the pole with acrylic cubes. The box the letter is applied to using vinyl, is made of steel, and each letter has another section of acrylic on the far side with the building core graphic printed in vinyl on both the front and the back. These both welcome and direct guests through the front gates.

ROOM IDENTIFICATION
Room Identification signs are located to the side of rooms around the KCAI campus. These signs are made using a small acrylic panel, with the room number etched into it. The building graphic to the side is printed vinyl mounted to a raised steel box, containing the LED light required to light the etched type in the panel it's attached to. Each sign contains braille, and is raised 4" from the wall. The signs measure 1' wide by 8" tall.

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Room Identification Room Identification signs are located to the side of rooms around the KCAI campus. These signs are made using a small acrylic panel, with the room number etched into it. The building graphic to the side is printed vinyl mounted to a raised steel box, containing the LED light required to light the etched type in the panel it's attached to. Each sign contains braille, and is raised 4" from the wall. The signs measure 1' wide by 8" tall.

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LIVING CENTER

OVERHEAD DIRECTIONAL
Overhead signs, located indoors, are affixed to the ceiling. Type is etched into a piece of acrylic, which is held in place by a steel box that houses a colored LED light. The light illuminates the type from the inside, creating legibility. The bottom of the signs have a vinyl printed building graphic applied to both sides of the acrylic. These signs are 2' wide, 16" tall, and 2" thick.

Overhead signs Overhead signs, located indoors, are affixed to the ceiling. Type is etched into a piece of acrylic, which is held in place by a steel box that houses a colored LED light. The light illuminates the type from the inside, creating legibility. The bottom of the signs have a vinyl printed building graphic applied to both sides of the acrylic. These signs are 2' wide, 16" tall, and 2" thick.

DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE
graphic design

Directional signs are 6' 4" tall, sitting at eye level. The sign is a vertical standing acrylic piece mounted into the ground in a metal LED box. The panel is 2" thick, and is lit in both yellow and purple depending on the sign. Steel bands separate areas of the sign, and the building core graphic is applied to both sides of the acrylic panel on printed vinyl.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

graphic design

Directional signs Directional signs are 6' 4" tall, sitting at eye level. The sign is a vertical standing acrylic piece mounted into the ground in a metal LED box. The panel is 2" thick, and is lit in both yellow and purple depending on the sign. Steel bands separate areas of the sign, and the building core graphic is applied to both sides of the acrylic panel on printed vinyl.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HANDICAP SIGNAGE
Handicap access signs will notate ramp locations and assist both blind and non-blind guests and students in finding entrances to buildings around the KCAI campus. These signs sit 4" from the wall, and feature raised braille lettering for the vision impaired. The sign itself is made with 2 acrylic panels held in place by a steel band. Type is printed vinyl that is mounted between 2 acrylic panels. The signs are 1' tall, and 8" wide.

TO EPPERSON AUDITORIUM
TO EPPERSON AUDITORIUM

TO IRVING AUDITORIUM
to irving auditorium

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSABLE

WALL MOUNTED DIRECTIONAL SIGNS
Wall mounted directional signs are arrows made with colored acrylic. A vinyl building graphic is applied to the upper portion of the sign, whereas the lower part of the sign contains raised type and braille. These signs sit 4" off the wall, and are 20" long, and 1' tall.

Wall Mounted Directional Wall mounted directional signs are arrows made with colored acrylic. A vinyl building graphic is applied to the upper portion of the sign, whereas the lower part of the sign contains raised type and braille. These signs sit 4" off the wall, and are 20" long, and 1' tall. Handicap Signs Handicap access signs will notate ramp locations and assist both blind and non-blind guests and students in finding entrances to buildings around the KCAI campus. These signs sit 4" from the wall, and feature raised braille lettering for the vision impaired. The sign itself is made with 2 acrylic panels held in place by a steel band. Type is printed vinyl that is mounted between 2 acrylic panels. The signs are 1' tall, and 8" wide.

STREET IDENTIFICATION
Traffic regulatory signs are mounted on a rounded pole, and come in a variety of colors. Red and white signs such as stop signs and yield signs are mounted on the green/ gray tone, so the colors don't clash. The black and white signs such as one way signs, or speed limit postings would be seen on both purple and yellow poles. These poles are 7' tall, matching the height of the street signage.

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LIVING CENTER SCULPTURE LIVING CENTER H&R BLOCK SPACE FOUNDATIONS JANNES LIBRARY

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Street signs Signs noting the street you are driving on are located mainly at intersections, and come in both double and single road versions. The pole tops are rounded, and come in a variety of brand colors, including the bright yellow green, and the rich purple for single signs. The double street signs are colored, and have a standard steel finished pole. The poles are 7' tall, so as to be easily read from a passing vehicle or on foot. Another variety can be seen attatched to the sides of light poles. These also include a vinyl printed list of what buildings reside on that street.

TRAFFIC AND REGULATORY

Traffic regulatory signs are mounted on a rounded pole, and come in a variety of colors. Red and white signs such as stop signs and yield signs are mounted on the green/ gray tone, so the colors don't clash. The black and white signs such as one way signs, or speed limit postings would be seen on both purple and yellow poles. These poles are 7' tall, matching the height of the street signage.

Traffic and Regulatory signs Traffic regulatory signs are mounted on a rounded pole, and come in a variety of colors. Red and white signs such as stop signs and yield signs are mounted on the green/ gray tone, so the colors don't clash. The black and white signs such as one way signs, or speed limit postings would be seen on both purple and yellow poles. These poles are 7' tall, matching the height of the street signage.

BUILING INFORMATION SCREEN

DESIGN

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On the outside of each building, a building screen would be mounted on a wall nearest the main entrance. Screens are mounted into a colored acrylic plaque, covered in printed vinyl core graphic pieces. Both the left and right sides of the plaque are framed by a steel band. The right side holds a single small acrylic panel, holding etched type of the building name. This panel is illuminated with LED lights built into the steel band it's mounted in. The screens mounted into these plaques show the classes held in that building, their times, and even images of work coming out of that studio or work on display in that building. If no work is yet present, it can show images of students at work. The time is shown as well, assisting new and old students in finding their way to new classes. Class cancellations can also be shown on the screen. Each plaque measures 20" tall by 20" wide.

DESIGN

CLASSES

Building Information Screens On the outside of each building, a building screen would be mounted on a wall nearest the main entrance. Screens are mounted into a colored acrylic plaque, covered in printed vinyl core graphic pieces. Both the left and right sides of the plaque are framed by a steel band. The right side holds a single small acrylic panel, holding etched type of the building name. This panel is illuminated with LED lights built into the steel band it's mounted in.

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