Archinect - Finding Form 2014-07-29T15:18:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/104856809/aqua-luxury-apartments Aqua Luxury Apartments ronniemesa 2014-07-23T11:44:34-04:00 >2014-07-23T11:45:20-04:00 <p>I have the privilege of working with an architectural signage firm who I design signage and wayfinding for and many of the projects are like this one for Aqua Luxury Apartments in Orlando, FL.</p><p>1/4" clear acrylic with polished edges and second surface painted graphics, raised symbols and copy with grade 2 braille and finally painted aluminum channel accents that also serve to hide the fasteners.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bo6645s26ne8b5s.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/88580631/connextions-signage-and-wayfinding Connextions signage and wayfinding ronniemesa 2013-12-11T07:38:23-05:00 >2014-07-23T11:46:15-04:00 <p>A sample of the architectural signage I designed for the new Connextions facility in Orlando, FL. &nbsp;Fabrication was done by Designage in Maitland, FL. &nbsp;The scope for this project was to design and fabricate interior / exterior signage and wayfinding that would compliment the building's architectural elements. &nbsp;Shown is a sample of the interior ADA compliant signage which is painted layered acrylic and one of the reception feature graphic which was cut from 1/8" aluminum and stud mounted off of the finished wall. &nbsp;On the exterior are fabricated, reverse channel logo graphics with LED halo lighting.&nbsp;</p><p>Photo credits: Designage, Inc.,&nbsp;Connextions<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zra6whl3ph7cgidw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4srpe3p5nycqmj4u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/to1kzuuks9d5sovg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18ybuddukyz8b0cn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/83315102/zinc-sign-plaques Zinc sign plaques ronniemesa 2013-10-03T21:04:22-04:00 >2013-10-14T16:35:00-04:00 <p> As a freelance sign designer I have the privilege of working with various sign companies and part of that is getting familiar with materials for ADA tactile signage. &nbsp;From the basic budget engraving stock to photopolymer and to, what is now my favorite, zinc. &nbsp;Because vendors charge by the square inch for zinc plaques it's a benefit to the customer for the designer to keep the size of the plaque small, just enough to provide the message and braille translation with the option to add a logo or graphic to the plaque. &nbsp;To make my design packages more interesting I like to add layers of painted acrylic or milled finish aluminum to my plaques as center and back plates. &nbsp;Again this is all taken into consideration when working with the customer's budget. &nbsp;I've attached a couple of sample images that show some different finishes and aging techniques I specify for different projects.</p>