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A lively gateway to center city

Dedicated to clinical research and administrative programs, CHOP’s
21-story Roberts Center for Pediatric Research tower is a new addition
to Philadelphia’s skyline.

With pedestrians, bicycles and cars crowding the limited lanes, traffic
bordering the site is heavy. CG’s signage allows for quick decision-making;
clearly identifying the building, staff garage entrance and visitor parking.
The translucent identification pylons are luminous at night, gradually
changing color.

CG also designed interpretive signage; text and vintage photographs
illustrate CHOP’s distinction as the first pediatric hospital in North
America, their progressive approach to care and the industrial legacy
of the Schuylkill Avenue site.

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CG's parklet wins the Golden Cone Award

CG participated in the annual PARK(ing) Day festival and won the golden cone award for originality! Our interactive parklet “Wayward Wanderers” welcomed over 300 people from all over the globe.

In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams designed, built, and installed temporary public mini-parks, or "parklets" througout the city.

CG was thrilled to meet with so many Philly residents and tourists!

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As part of Design Philadelphia, CG invites you to our Open House

Tour our newly renovated studio in Old City and meet our designers. See recent projects in placemaking, environmental graphic design and branding including
the Rail Park, National Air & Space Museum, Pennovation Center, Boston Parks 
and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. Refreshments will be served.
Please join us Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6 — 8 pm

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Touring Brigham and Women's Hospital

As part of this year’s SEGD wayfinding event, CG principal Ian Goldberg and
CG designer Linzi Eggers led a tour through Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Located in Boston’s densely-packed Longwood Medical Area, the BWH campus
is complex and was in need for an improved system of patient-focused wayfinding. Ian and Linzi’s tour demonstrated the wayfinding logic, comprehensive interior
and exterior sign system design and innovative digital wayfinding tools.

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Philly parks are now on Google street view

CG’s longtime client, Philadelphia Parks & Rec, again blazes trails; they are
the 1st major city in the US to join Google street view. Park staff used Google’s Trekker backpack to hike and photograph 400 miles of trails, taking panoramic images that all can see and enjoy! Try out this fun resource!

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Jacob Javits Center expansion

Located on Manhattan‘s West Side, the Jacob Javits Convention Center is the
busiest convention center in the country. The facility hosts more than 175 events
and two million visitors yearly. CG is pleased to continue its 25-year relationship
with Atlanta-based tvsdesign for the design of the center’s wayfinding and signage. Team lead is Lendlease Turner Joint Venture.

The Javits center is undergoing a $1.5B expansion which includes an additional 90,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art exhibit space, 45,000 sq ft of meeting room space,
a 55,000 sg ft ballroom and a green roof terrace and pavilion. Wayfinding signage and environmental graphics will be especially important for navigating the
expanded center.

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Interpreting one of Wright’s finest achievements

Frank Lloyd Wright would have turned 150 this year; CG is tickled red to be
signing the Darwin Martin House, which was one of FLW’s most significant
residential commissions. The complex is currently being restored to its 1907 
“year of significance” including a wonderful restored landscape. CG’s signs will interpret the groundbreaking architecture, landscape, art glass and furnishings.

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Signage for Penn’s innovation hub

Pennovation Works brings together academic researchers, tech start-ups and industry partners. PW is emerging as the robotics hub of the east coast–the first autonomous flying robot and robot swarms were created here–other tenants are
3D-printing living cells, using plants to manufacture medicines and improving
drone propulsion. 

CG is designing signage to better assist visitors in navigating this growing
complex developed by the University of Pennsylvania. The design vocabulary
is being inspired by the triangulated building forms.

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A modern signage system for the national university of the Catholic Church

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church founded by U.S. Bishops and authorized by Pope Leo XIII in April 1887. Located on one of the highest points in Washington DC, this 176-acre campus is home to 60 graduate and undergraduate programs across 12 schools and 21 research facilities. 

CG is tasked with developing a modern, comprehensive system of wayfinding, signage and granite and limestone gateways. The new program will create a
more cohesive campus by strengthening pedestrian, spatial and neighborhood connections and by defining campus edges and arrival points, helping to elevate
the university as one of the capital’s premier academic centers.

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West Parkside - 52nd Street Gateway Project

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, West Philadelphia's 52nd Street
is a cultural and transportation gateway connecting several communities to west Fairmount Park and its businesses and recreational amenities. Adjacent to what was a thriving entertainment and retail district in the 1950’s, the underpass is currently
a dark and uninviting barrier and has been described as potentially unsafe.

CG along with JMT, TLP and Ground Reconsidered, was retained to transform the aging vehicular thoroughfare into a positive landmark. Overhead gateway signage will reflect the renewed community energy, pride and investment. Illuminated sculptural structures, made of perforated weathered steel, will provide both an industrial beauty and light under the double trestle structure. The improvements
will enhance the experience for thousands of pedestrians, bikes and vehicles that pass through the underpass daily.