A significant challenge was the architectural disconnect between the original building and new extension. The wayfinding needed to unite the two spaces. Uniquely for Higher Education wayfinding, DMA Signs took a bold design approach. Focusing on the internal wood finishes and architectural features within the building, DMA devised a bespoke wooden sign system that was fully interchangeable and could extended as the building needs changed, thus future-proofing the signage.The client feedback has been very positive and despite the bespoke requirements, major design input required, size of job and the time by which we had to complete it, DMA Signs completed the works on schedule. This required us to call upon all the skills and expertise that DMA Signs is renowned for. From working diligently and creatively, to meet the exacting brief and developing functionary signage that visually enhanced the environment, to outstanding project management to ensure everything was carried out to a very high standard.
DMA Signs recently completed a major wayfinding and display signage project at Leeds Arts University, as part of a £22m state-of-the-art building expansion, providing new studios and facilities for students, and uniting both new and existing buildings. Following a competitive tender, DMA Signs was selected on the strength of our design capability to deliver a bespoke signage solution within the tight 12-week deadline, in time for the official opening of the building. DMA Signs conducted a detailed site surveys to ascertain what the project entailed - which included the creation of a signage system that reflected the distinctive building architecture and internal finishes while needing to align with Universities new brand strategy.