Philadelphia's long-awaited Rail Park brings a creative green space to an industrial neighborhood, with spectacular views of the city skyline.
CG is honored to have been a part of the recent ribbon cutting, which marked the opening of the park's first phase. When complete, the park will stretch three miles across Center City Philadelphia, connecting 10 diverse neighborhoods and making
it twice the width and length of NYC's High Line.
CG designed a spectacular 80' corten steel “story” wall that captures the gritty history of the Callowhill Industrial District, highlighting Philadelphia’s reputation
as the “Workshop of the World.” The 1910 US census lists 264 manufactured articles - Philadelphia manufactured 211 of them. The wall is laser cut with a map of the city, company logos, buildings and advertisements of manufacturers that operated in the area in its heyday.
An interpretive panel further outlines the importance of the two mighty railroads – Reading and Pennsylvania – that were headquartered there.
Mt. Airy USA and Go Northwest Philly have joined forces to develop an enhanced vehicular wayfinding and gateway system for the region. This exceptionally diverse collection of neighborhoods includes Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, East
Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough and West Oak Lane and features historic architecture, outstanding parks and natural beauty. CG is leading the stakeholder process along with Brad Copeland, Executive Director of Mt. Airy USA and Sara Anderson, project leader for Avison Young.
CG is helping the Montclair History Center with its mission to share stories of local history and its origins as Cranetown. Interpretive signage is being designed for the complex of historic buildings and microfarm, along with a guide to New Jersey Heritage Tourism. The Center also has an unusual link to African-American history.
Read more on Montclair's history here.
LVC’s new Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, designed by Stantec, will host the College’s in-demand programs for physical therapy, athletic training, communication sciences/speech pathology and exercise science. Students will be trained for these growing “human performance” professions in labs that foster collaboration. CG is designing interior and exterior building signage and donor recognition, as well as updating campus wayfinding signage to reflect the new addition.
Read more about the innovative learning space here.
CG is proud to acknowledge Kate Otte and Linzi Eggers for their exceptional work
and contributions to the design excellence of the firm, and is excited to formally recognize them as senior designers.
Kate started with CG as an intern from the highly regarded University of Cincinnati design program, then transitioned into an accomplished designer and illustrator who brings energy and enthusiasm to all of the work she produces.
As a graduate of the distinguished UArts graphic design program, Linzi came to CG from one of our colleagues in NYC. She has established herself as a talented and outspoken leader with a passion for experiential graphic design.
We are fortunate to have Kate and Linzi leading design teams here at CG, and we congratulate them on their achievements!
With significant recreational assets, arts and culture and a gorgeous location
on Seneca Lake, Geneva, NY attracts many tourists. As part of a uniquely urban downtown revitalization program CG, in collaboration with Barton & Loguidice,
will be designing a new arrival sequence and environmental enhancements for
the town. The streetscape improvements, upgraded landscape and pedestrian amenities will serve both visitors and residents alike.
Beautiful Burlington is the backdrop for CG’s project with the University of Vermont Medical Center. Although the hospital’s staff, food, vegetable garden and scenery
are amazing, UVMMC needs help with their confusing wayfinding. Developing a
new strategy for patient navigation that works for their increasingly multi-cultural community and matches their high standards of service is the goal. The client group is committed to an empathic approach and thorough testing of potential solutions.
CG has developed a wayfinding strategy and new exterior and interior sign
system for Reading Hospital’s multi-building campus. CG will now assist
the 150-year old hospital, which has recently acquired 5 other hospitals
and formed Tower Health, in implementing the sign program system-wide.
CG is thrilled to hear the news about Ellen Stofan, the first woman to lead the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, our client since 2016.
Her brilliance and imagination will be put to good use as this super-popular
facility begins its $1 billion renovation. Her work as NASA’s chief scientist
will come in handy! Learn more about Dr. Stofan here.
Western Michigan University is one of the top public universities in the country
with highly ranked engineering and business programs as well as one of the
largest aviation programs in the nation.
With thousands of yearly visitors to its Kalamazoo campus, WMU was in need
of a signage and wayfinding system that addressed the pragmatic issues of wayfinding and parking. CG developed a system that increases visual cohesion
and better defines WMU’s campus edges. The sign system brings the WMU
brand and identity to all campus borders with a design that complements the university’s architecture and landscape.
CG also addressed other factors such as the harsh winter climate, parking
issues and ongoing construction.