No one enjoys being lost. Helping people find their way around a location is a fundamental goal of the signage industry. Whether on the exterior or interior of a building or venue, wayfinding signage employs the art of communication to make confusing spaces easier to navigate.
L&H Sign Company has a 22-year history of managing even the most complex wayfinding sign projects. We serve the signage needs of hospitals and healthcare facilities, corporate business parks, school campuses, sports venues, retail establishments, financial institutions, and other businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, and across the United States.
With nearly 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space and skilled craftsmen engineers, welders and installers, we have the creativity, technical proficiency and fabrication expertise to design and build everything from simple patient room signs to complex sports stadium wayfinding signage.
Examples of our wayfinding signage designs and fabrication include:
- Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown Hospital in Philadelphia was a comprehensive design-build project. L&H Signs designed the theme with copper and slate accents, and expanded it into interior pedestrian wayfinding signage, exterior monument signage, and exterior vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signage .
- Chester County Hospital
L&H Sign Company designed, fabricated and installed an interior wayfinding system in their brand new facility.
- Pocono Medical Center
Going to get treatment at a cancer center can be a stressful experience. The Pocono Medical Center’s Hughes Cancer Center has a nature theme designed to be a calming atmosphere for its patients. It starts off with large boulders and a fountain in a bright and airy lobby. L&H designed and fabricated interior wayfinding signage, Patient care Signs at treatment rooms, and donor recognition signage for all areas of the cancer center.
Effective Wayfinding Signage Design
Here are a few of the key principles to consider when improving the navigation of your facility or updating your existing interior wayfinding signs.
Each location should have a unique identity.
This provides visitors with a visual way to recognize their immediate location within a larger space and know if they are leaving a specific area.
Landmarks, used wisely, provide excellent visual cues.
Landmarks serve several purposes in wayfinding. They can be used to organize space and as a navigational tool. They are cues along a path to a goal that can keep spaces in which the designs and floor plans are nearly identical or extremely complex from becoming frustratingly difficult to navigate.
Create clearly marked paths.
When structured effectively, paths should have a logical beginning, middle and end to help the visitor gauge their progress and the distance to their intended destination. The goal is for the visitor to know whether they are heading in the right direction. Sight lines can also be used to show what’s ahead.
Place signs at key decision points.
Sports stadiums, airports, museums and hospitals are perfect examples of environments that may be confusing and totally unfamiliar. Effective wayfinding signs in these places direct visitors at major decision points to useful destinations and confirm their route along the way.
Maps can be valuable navigation aids.
Maps mounted as wall signage, especially in large spaces, help visitors pinpoint their location in relation to other possible destinations. They can make a mental map of the entire space and make decisions about different routes they might take.
In addition to wayfinding signs, L&H Sign Company’s other specialties include:
- Architectural signs
- Monument signs
- Directional signs
- Freestanding signs
- Pylon signs
- ATM surrounds
- Donor recognition signs
- Hospital and patient care signs
- Multi-dimensional illuminated signs
- Dimensional logos
- Point-of-purchase signs
- Merchandising system signage
No matter what type of interior wayfinding signage you need, L&H Sign Company can help. Call us today at (610) 898-9600 to find out more!