Storytelling of Kansas City Power & Light’s Newest Residences

It’s true, every place has a story and every story has a place. This has never been truer as it is when it comes to residences—that place which people call home. When deciding where to live, people must be able to envision themselves being healthy, happy, and thriving at home in their new place– imagining themselves immersed in the story of their would-be home.

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Congratulations to the Texas Rangers: World Series Champions!

The excitement of Texas Ranger fans can be felt around the world, and no more so than in Arlington Texas. The celebration begins at Texas Live!… a finely curated destination consisting of 12 dynamic bars, shops, eateries and entertainment delights, including the Arlington Backyard, a 5,000 person outdoor concert venue providing space for live music,

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The Power of Wayfinding

Wayfinding is misunderstood by most people, who mistakenly believe that it is as easy as simply creating and installing signs. Yet we’ve all had that frustrating experience of being in a place and not being able to find our way to our desired destination. Although there may be many signs around us, they do more to confuse us than to intuitively guide us to where we want to be.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Woman’s Day

As an international, woman-owned, WBE-certified firm, we’d like to celebrate the exceptionally talented women of SPD on International Woman’s Day. From our fearless leader, design creatives, accounting staff, studio managers, marketing team, and HR dept. we are incredibly thankful and proud to stand with the best of the best.
Cheers to all the women who have come before us and those currently paving the way for generations to come.

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The Power of Placemaking

We’ve all had that feeling. That sensation within us that occurs when we enter a new space.

Somehow that environment speaks to us on a level that is beyond our normal senses… communicating to us on a more fundamental and powerful level.

That sense of place conveys to us its story. It invokes specific feelings. It serves to either welcome, or warn… engage or repel… invoking old and creating new memories. Placemaking creates a sense of unity in an otherwise fragmented world, drawing us in and enticing us to stay.

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Reinventing Wayfinding and Traveler Experience at Orlando International Airport

When it came time to expand MCO, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), the organization responsible for leading one of the 10 busiest airports in the world, made the bold decision to avoid simply adding another terminal to accommodate their over 40 million annual passengers, they decided to dramatically change the passenger experience.

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ICMA Conference – The Benefits of an Inclusive City Rebranding Process

Government leaders from around the country gathered in Columbus, Ohio recently to connect, learn, share, and be inspired. The 108th ICMA conference demonstrated the power that comes when like-minded people come together with the intention of learning and sharing with others. One session, in particular, was incredibly powerful. The City of Lancaster California, along with

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Wayfinding & Placemaking Transforms a University: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a world-class university. Ranked in the top 50 Masters-Level universities in the USA. Yet the exterior of the school did not reflect the excellence it provides within it.

Recognizing this, the school leadership set out to bring congruence to their learning environment by providing a professional, practical and pragmatic experiential environment to their campus.

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Power & Light District: Placemaking & Wayfinding Kansas City’s Future

From near desolation to a thriving community, Kansas City has overcome the challenge faced by many of America’s great cities. Where once these centers of culture, community, growth, and prosperity attracted those seeking a better life… many had morphed into dangerous shells of their former selves, driving people away to the relative safety of the

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Revitalization Of District Detroit: The Eddystone

From blight to beauty, the much-needed revitalization of the City of Detroit has taken a monumental leap forward. The restoration of the long-abandoned Eddystone Hotel demonstrates Olympia Development’s commitment to bringing District Detroit back to its glory, a reimagined historic neighborhood, home to thriving businesses and residents alike. Olympia Development engaged the talent of Selbert

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Branding is Essential: Part 1

There is much misconception of what the term “Branding” means. It has been widely overused, diluted and distorted for decades, almost to the point where it no longer represents its original intention. Some people conflate branding with logos. Some look at it as an ego exercise. Others see it as just another “todo” in their

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Wayfinding & Signage is Vital to Healthcare: U Health – University of Utah

Since its beginning in 1905, the University of Utah Health, now U Health, has continued to expand in size and scope and has grown to where it is consistently ranked #1 in quality in the nation among academic medical centers. Their 5 hospitals are staffed with over 20,000 employees including 1400 board-certified physicians and 5000

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Wayfinding & Placemaking the City of Long Beach California

Great Cities must celebrate their legacy and reinvent for the future. Driving economic success in conjunction with creating a vibrant, safer, and more enticing experience is the key to reinventing and revitalizing a city, making the city relevant to residents, businesses, and tourists alike.  The challenge cities, counties, and other municipalities face is an all too common

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Wayfinding & Placemaking: Universities – UCSD

Placemaking is both art and science. It is about creating environmental experiences which draw people in and entices them to stay. In the case of college students, it is about creating spaces in which they want to hang out … and claim as their own, as well as making it easy for students and faculty to find their way around campus.

There is no better example of this than what the administrators at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

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Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves: 2021 World Series Champions!

The excitement of Braves fans can be felt around the world, and no more so than in The Battery, Atlanta, a 60-acre mixed-use destination designed by Wakefield Beasley & Associates and Braves Construction, to celebrate the legendary history of Atlanta and the Braves. Selbert Perkins Design was delighted to create the integrated branded environmental graphics

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Distrito T-Mobile: San Juan’s Most Exciting New Branded Experience

Selbert Perkins worked closely with the Prisa Group in their creation of an experience that draws people in; exciting, entertaining and engaging them in spending time in the amazing shops, products, services and venues. As the home of the premier entertainment center in Puerto Rico, Distrito T-Mobile is a spectacular example of Mixed-Use/Retail Placemaking, which

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Happy Hour at Home

SPD Cocktail Recipes Book and Song List At Selbert Perkins Design we like to see the glass half-full. 2020 was a Dark and Stormy year, but we say when life gives you lemons, make a Lemon Drop! Call us Old Fashioned, but having been through nearly 40 years of economic ups and downs, we remain

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Landmark Rising

Excitement and anticipation are building in Las Vegas as a new dynamic gateway, designed by Selbert Perkins Design/Los Angeles, rises on Las Vegas Boulevard. Work on the 85-foot-tall lighted arches began in March and YESCO, the selected fabricator, expects the installation to be completed next month. Mayor Carolyn Goodman championed the concept as part of an on-going revitalization effort to celebrate

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LAX Gateway Turns 20

The LAX Gateway officially opened on August 8, 2000. Conceived and designed by Selbert Perkins Design, the gateway celebrates the energy, diversity, and unity of Los Angeles. The gateway has become an icon of the Los Angeles experience and welcomes millions of visitors from around the world each day. Download the Booklet Download the pdf

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Wayfinding signs, featuring public art, will give Worcester districts a sense of identity

Source: Mass Live By Melissa Hanson | mhanson@masslive.com   Driving around downtown Worcester, you may have noticed some new sleek, brightly-colored signs popping up. These wayfinding signs are part of a project to add public art and a sense of identity to some of Worcester’s neighborhoods and popular locations. As of right now, there are

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Wilshire Grand Center Featured in Interior Design Magazine

Source: Interior Design Magazine Mega-project Wilshire Grand Center in Downtown Los Angeles graces the December cover of Interior Design Magazine. SPD had the pleasure of collaborating with AC Martin and Hanjin International Corporation to create a Graphics, Signage & Wayfinding Master Plan for the large-scale building. The main components of this landmark destination include a 900-room Hotel, Class

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John Lutz – President of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design

Source: dexigner.com Award-winning graphic designer John Lutz, partner in the Chicago office of Selbert Perkins Design, will lead the global community of experiential graphic designers as president of SEGD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. “The role and impact of Experiential Graphic Design in our world continues to grow as digital technology blurs the lines between physical

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Santa Monica Breeze

The City of Santa Monica has launched the first bike share program in Southern California. Selbert Perkins Design, in collaboration with the city and CycleHop, designed the “heads-up” mapping for 75 new stations, and citywide bicycle wayfinding signs. The program is part of a multi-modal transit system that, when complete, will include transport links to

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