• The expansive entrance with its mass of icons, compelling color palette and 15 ft. floor graphic announces TechCentral.
    The expansive entrance with its mass of icons, compelling color palette and 15 ft. floor graphic announces TechCentral.
  • The street pole and Eastman Garden fence banners boldly announce TechCentral - a major success in the Library's efforts to build the library of the future.
    The street pole and Eastman Garden fence banners boldly announce TechCentral - a major success in the Library's efforts to build the library of the future.
  • The friendly and expansive icon pattern represents the breadth that digital resources provide and is key to the visual language.
    The friendly and expansive icon pattern represents the breadth that digital resources provide and is key to the visual language.
  • Within TechCentral, patrons are directed to their reserved computer stations by sleek, suspended acrylic signs.
    Within TechCentral, patrons are directed to their reserved computer stations by sleek, suspended acrylic signs.
  • A 70 in. monitor controlled by a wireless touch pad allows patrons to explore the features of TechCentral.
    A 70 in. monitor controlled by a wireless touch pad allows patrons to explore the features of TechCentral.
  • A pair of projectors animate a playful introduction that can be seen from the area outside TechCentral.
    A pair of projectors animate a playful introduction that can be seen from the area outside TechCentral.
  • The Main Building has contemporary graphics that announce and guide patrons to TechCentral located in the Louis Stokes Wing.
    The Main Building has contemporary graphics that announce and guide patrons to TechCentral located in the Louis Stokes Wing.

Cleveland Public Library
TechCentral Opening

Cleveland Public Library took a leadership role in conquering the digital divide by providing equal access to technology for all Clevelanders.

Welcome to TechCentral – an innovative 7,000 sq. ft. technology and learning center located in the Louis Stokes Wing. Access to nearly 90 computer work stations, free group computer classes and the use of state-of-the art technology in the MakerSpace – all you need is a library card and photo ID.

Our design for TechCentral provides a welcoming, innovative experience and includes: a destination logotype, a color palette that reflects the interior space, a family of tech icons – implemented in wayfinding across the site in a variety of materials and locations.

 

Project Recognition

Graphic Design USA (2015)

American Graphic Design Award for
Environmental Graphics

American Institute of Architects (2014)

International Interior Design Award

 American Institute of Graphic Arts (2013)

AIGA Design 730 Award for Integrated Campaign

Creativity International Awards 42 (2012)

Honorable Mention for Campaign

Creativity International Awards 42 (2012)

Honorable Mention for Floor Stands

Graphic Design USA (2012)

American Graphic Design Award
for Wayfinding