My last project at fd2s was particularly interesting in that I took over many roles during its duration. For this project I was Lead, Project Manager, Designer, and even Surveyor.
The deliverable consisted of a standardized signage program for multiple historic sites. Not only does each site has its own unique programmatic needs and existing, disparate signage; with historic timeframes ranging from pre-columbian civilization to early twentieth century the architectural references span hundreds of years.
How to consolidate hundreds of years of history? How to keep signage from interfering with the site’s specific aesthetics, while performing the important function of guiding visitors through, sometimes a densely packed site in what is now a hotel, sometimes through acres upon acres of beautiful (far-west) Hill Country landscape?