• Wayfinding begins on the street with large, directional banners located on the Eastman Reading Garden fence.
    Wayfinding begins on the street with large, directional banners located on the Eastman Reading Garden fence.
  • Street pole and fence banners highlight the two collections that have moved to new locations: Popular and Audio Video.
    Street pole and fence banners highlight the two collections that have moved to new locations: Popular and Audio Video.
  • The Louis Stokes Wing foyer uses bold graphics on the glass to explain and direct the patrons to the new locations.
    The Louis Stokes Wing foyer uses bold graphics on the glass to explain and direct the patrons to the new locations.
  • Louis Stokes Wing: the Audio-Video glass entranceway displays bold graphics. The compass is a wayfinding device used throughout the site - on the floors in both buildings to guide patrons to the new locations.
    Louis Stokes Wing: the Audio-Video glass entranceway displays bold graphics. The compass is a wayfinding device used throughout the site - on the floors in both buildings to guide patrons to the new locations.
  • Main Building: lower level greets patrons with vinyl door and elevator graphics emphasizing the Popular collection and its new location.
    Main Building: lower level greets patrons with vinyl door and elevator graphics emphasizing the Popular collection and its new location.
  • Close-up of the graphics focus on the Popular Collection genres and the elevator door graphics highlight each floor.
    Close-up of the graphics focus on the Popular Collection genres and the elevator door graphics highlight each floor.
  • Main Building: the new home of the Popular collection is announced at the entrance. We created  24 new, genre endcaps.
    Main Building: the new home of the Popular collection is announced at the entrance. We created 24 new, genre endcaps.
  • Main Building:
to raise awareness of the Library's Digital Gallery we created six changeable, graphic displays highlighting the Ketteringham  photographs.
    Main Building: to raise awareness of the Library's Digital Gallery we created six changeable, graphic displays highlighting the Ketteringham photographs.
  • Louis Stokes Wing: a faux construction wall made from vinyl with hand-cut peep holes  gave patrons a sneak peak at the construction underway for the new TechCentral.
    Louis Stokes Wing: a faux construction wall made from vinyl with hand-cut peep holes gave patrons a sneak peak at the construction underway for the new TechCentral.

Cleveland Public Library
TechCentral Pre-Construction

We were invited to be part of a team led by Bostwick Design Partnership, the architect, to create a comprehensive, phased master plan for The Cleveland Public Library. The goals were to make the Library more of a destination in downtown Cleveland and to build the library of the future.

The first phase was to renovate a 7,000 sq. ft. area to create TechCentral. This required relocating two of the most in-demand collections: Popular and Audio-Video.

Our design team created a bold and inviting, temporary wayfinding system in support of the Library’s brand.¬†Up to four¬†million patrons and visitors were guided to their destinations during the construction of TechCentral.

Project Recognition

Creativity International Awards 42 (2012)

Silver Award for Wayfinding

Creativity International Awards 42 (2012)

Silver Award for Floor Stands