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Life was a lark at Willow Grove Park

Willow Grove Park, Pa. was one of the country’s premier amusement parks, operating for 80 years until eclipsed by more modern theme parks. The modern Willow Grove wants to create a stronger sense of place and help visitors take advantage of the significant community and retail assets in the area. The CGA team has been selected to design a gateway, wayfinding and interpretive signage program and, in addition, to help the Township forge agreements with local businesses to coordinate improve-
ments and maintenance. Pennoni Associates is responsible for landscape architecture and managing the development process with stakeholders, agencies, funders and the public.

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Testing begins for a ground-breaking program

The Philadelphia Water Department's landmark program "Green City, Clean Waters" is a green approach to managing the problem of stormwater in cities. 

CGA has begun the testing phase for the interpretive signage that will inform the public about the innovative program. Since many of the interventions—like tree trenches and rain gardens—do their magic underground, the signs will need to explain what the tools are, why they work and why it matters. PWD and CGA will use mockups to determine which language and layouts are the most broadly effective. 

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Multiple CGA clients named to U.S. News and World Report's list of best hospitals in 2012

Congratulations to our past and present clients, many of whom have been named to U.S. News and World Report's list of the best hospitals in the country!

This list includes:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • The University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • The University of Rochester Medical Center

We applaud these clients for their commitment to excellence and a patient-centered experience.

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Construction underway at Historic Atturaif, Saudi Arabia

Historic Atturaif has entered an exciting new stage in its history, with reconstruction under-way in this famed district of Addiriyah. CGA was responsible for developing the identity, wayfinding and signage plan for this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia.

To learn more about CGA’s contribution to this extraordinary project, please visit the Addiriyah project pages for wayfinding, signage and placebranding.

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Women's Board unveiling

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Women’s Board exhibit was unveiled on June 12th, 2012. Exhibit designers Ian Goldberg and Stephen Bashore were on hand.

The Women’s Board is one of the most important fundraising groups for any hospital nationwide. Since their inception in 1907, its members have raised millions of dollars and dedicated countless hours to the hospital.

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Gateways installed at The Research Triangle Park

The first gateways have been installed at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Soaring to heights over 25 feet, they serve as beacons for the storied research community.

Research Triangle Park is known as the Silicon Valley of the east, with over 100 international organizations. CGA’s new sign system for RTP will help both visitors and its 40,000 employees navigate the 7000-acre site.

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CGA wins project with The University of Texas at El Paso

CGA has been awarded our third campus wayfinding project in the University of Texas system. We will be developing the wayfinding and signage master plan for the University’s El Paso campus, nestled in the shadow of Thunderbird Mountain.

The growing campus, which boasts Bhutanese architecture, is home to over 22,000 students and several research institutions that make it a gem of the southwest. We want
to celebrate these unique elements as we devise a wayfinding strategy that ensures a positive visitor experience.

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The University of Pennsylvania donor recognition

A donor recognition wall for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences has been installed in Penn’s storied Houston Hall. The elegant donor piece commemorates those who have given $1 million or more to student scholarships.

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American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial update

Full-size glass mock-ups have been created for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. CGA is working with Savoy Studios in Portland, Oregon, to create the layered glass panels that will be used in the monument.

Next, the panels will installed in Washington, D.C., where they will be tested for scale, readability and lighting.

The memorial, which commemorates the 3.1 million Americans disabled in combat, is scheduled to open in late 2013. It is one of only three memorials in the capital dedicated
to the living.

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Virtua Health awards Moorestown Health and Fitness Center to CGA

CGA has started work with Virtua Health, a leading comprehensive health care system based in New Jersey. The new health and wellness center, located in Moorestown, will boast over 200,000 square feet of space dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical care.

CGA will be providing wayfinding and signage design services for the campus, which officially opens in fall 2012.