Whitney Veigas Completes Three EDU Projects

Needham, MA – Whitney Veigas Architectural Graphics recently completed architectural signage projects for three student living projects in Massachusetts.

The firm designed and supplied interior, exterior, and donor recognition signage for the new Berklee College of Music residence hall, designed by William Rawn Associates. The interior code-required signs are based on an existing campus-wide sign program, while wayfinding signage was created to help navigate the five floors of common areas, including a dining commons, practice rooms, and recording spaces.

Donor recognition was handled with satin aluminum individual letters applied to architectural surfaces and satin aluminum plaques to identify room donors. Twenty-one large fabricated letters were mounted on the edge of the projecting canopy above the main entry, and are lit with a concealed light trough

At Worcester State’s new residence hall, they also designed and documented a sign program for the architect, Goody Clancy. Large panels at each suite integrate a tack board and a marker board with ADA compliant room numbers. Exterior metal letters identifying the building and interior metal letters defining common spaces are part of the package. An additional project involves the development of a major wayfinding sign, to clarify the circulation within the residential portion of the campus.

Whitney Veigas is also handling signs, with a design-build contract for two renovated 1950’s era residence halls at UMass Lowell (architect: ADD Inc.). The design of the signs follows the campus sign standards with added sign types designed as needed. The project also includes a fabricated stainless logo and other branding elements in the lobby. With only six weeks from receipt of the contract to signs on the wall, a design-build approach is the only way to accomplish a project with this type of timeline.