Have you ever been in a building so large you couldn’t figure out which floor you were on? New Trier High School was having the same problem.
The campus located in Winnetka, Illinois recently had a huge renovation take place. They built an addition on the West side of the school that included more than 25 new core academic classrooms, 3 new science labs, a new library, new cafeteria, and new spaces for their Engineering, Music, Theatre, and Art programs. With the campus now being so large, students and staff were getting confused what floor they were on. New Trier was looking to install floor numbers on each level so they could eliminate the confusion.
We had recently installed some brushed aluminum dimensional signage in multiple locations around their campus. They loved it so much they wanted to create floor numbers with the same look. The only problem was the signs we previously installed came off the wall about an inch. Our design team was concerned that if the numbers were sticking out so far someone could possibly knock them off the wall.
Privacy film window graphics on the fourth floor.
After an on-site consultation, our design team went to work brainstorming different materials that could be used. They came up with a 3 mil brushed aluminum composite material for the letters to be cut out of. The material had the same look as the other signage we have installed around the school, but this material wouldn't protrude off the wall and be obtrusive.
The letters and numbers were cut out of 3 mil sheets of a brushed aluminum composite material. We also created two etched vinyl window graphics that would be installed. The installation took 5 hours with two men working on the job.
There is no longer any confusion about floors at the New Trier Campus!