Sign System project derived from combination of a contracted Needs Analysis for the development controlled by a committee made up of the anchor tenant, Triad Hospital Consortium, and two land development companies, Miller Valentine and C.B. Richard Ellis Sturges.
Dupont Hospital entailed illuminated main identification monument cabinet, non-illuminated directional monument cabinets, single-face illuminated wall mount cabinets, illuminated wall mount channel letter displays, interior directories, ceiling mount interior directional and wall mount interior directional, ADA compliant and second surface room identification, and interior regulatory signage.
The Dupont sign package was a bid project designed by Gresham Smith and Partners. General Contractors were Robins and Morton, a company from Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in the construction of hospitals. There were a number of revisions and additions made to the scope of the project as it progressed, most notably being; the addition of 36” tall illuminated channel letter displays in the customer’s proprietary font which were installed on the two upper fascia areas facing the highways of greatest exposure, Dupont Road and I-69; and the addition of three Smoke Huts which we contracted on a design/build basis.
The scope of work for the development included a Needs Analysis, where the priorities were determined as follows; design a sign system that would compliment, yet not copy, the design style of the hospital signage, provide adequate main identification for the two entrances that would provide distance read to identify the complex and the main tenant, Dupont Hospital, directional signage to assist wayfinding within the development through address rather than tenant identification (the biggest obstacle determined was the fact that the complex is developed around a circle drive with differing addresses on either side of a shared street and further broken into East and West locales, plus four cul-de-sac streets), and the inclusion of street signs. All signage was developed around a unified design standard with primary consideration given to the number and square footage of signs allowed by area planning restrictions. The final piece of the pie was to originate a Restrictive Covenant to be utilized by the committee to determine what would be allowable signage for the tenants of the development while retaining a unified aesthetic design standard.