JRC Design worked with City staff to program the trails, determine the most appropriate look for the FUTS system, and identify information critical to maximizing the functionality and enjoyment of the trail. Upon completion of a prototypical hierarchy designed by JRC, the full system was completed through design development, design intent drawings, bid packages and a standards manual for future trail sign implementation and usage guidelines.
With the completion of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System graphic standards, the City Parks initiated a city-wide park assessment of all signage types, their physical conditions and inconsistencies. JRC Design was contracted to create a complementary system to the FUTS for the Parks Division to use similar materials but developing their own unique identity. The System's hierarchy includes: three sizes of park identification standards based on park type and size; building facility identification standards; various park rules and regulation standards (including sporting courts/fields and specialty areas); directional standards; and historic recognition and commemorative kiosks.
Since its initial construction in 1900, the Arizona State Capitol building has undergone three major upgrades. The State wanted to commemorate them through a series of posters that would be placed in unused window frames in the building lobby. JRC Design worked with the State’s design staff and historians to create four posters that utilized historical photographs, blueprints and brief text that describes the context of each construction phase. Internally illuminated picture frames were hung within the building window frames (now vestigial due to the 1937-1939 addition), lighting the lobby and, with the posters, providing a history lesson about this historical building.
JRC Design designed and developed an urban wayfinding program for Downtown Scottsdale and its various districts. The initial studies and wayfinding report development was followed by the design of a complete system of gateways, vehicular directionals, parking trailblazers, parking locators, and pedestrian directionals. The project was a major collaborative process, scrutinized by the traffic, engineering, and planning departments, as well as city council members, downtown merchants and property owner groups.
The creation of a visible set of wayfinding elements, colors and images representing the spring bloom of the desert were used to stand out from the standard grey/greens and browns of the desert's base. Purples, yellows, oranges, reds and blues – combined with rusted and polished architectural steel components creates a contemporary and rustic desert feel.
JRC Design worked with the Black Canyon City Foundation to develop a master-plan for the development of a visitor center and riparian restoration trail. The center is planned to be the center for information of the region, working with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Services, Black Canyon Historical Society, the local Chamber of Commerce and other local preservation agencies. JRC Design's challenge was to build a brand and elements to provide various methods for fund raising for the final build out.
Original livery stable in the heart of original and "old" downtown Scottsdale, the building was retrofitted in 2004 to a horse museum and temporary "tourist" livery stable. The building was also connected to the areas "corral" parking garage and public restrooms so the theme was of the old west. Carved Signfoam® was used to create all the signage to provide design relief with an aged appearance from the time it was installed. Signage components included the fascia building identification panel, addressing, pedestrian building identification, stairs and public facilities.
Complete reprogramming and design of transit center during site remodeling and winner of the 2012 Crescordia Award from the environmental advocacy organization Valley Forward. During design of METRO Light Rail system, Central Station was to become a major stop for north and south bound trains and the main disbursement center for downtowns' busses and other multimode transportation. While the site needed to accommodate a limited number of routes, requirements were to be interchangeable, illuminated and durable - all the while maintained by the city maintenance department. Both illuminated overhead route numbers and the tactile ADA component at the maps are made of aluminum and fully modular. All signage throughout the site is solar powered LED systems to meet the LEED requirements for all City buildings.
The newest campus for Central Christian Church on 155 acres of land in the East Valley. The campus includes a 1200 seat worship center, student buildings, a bookstore, coffee shop and abundant exterior shaded area spaces for friendly interaction. JRC Design developed a sign system that provides optimum direction and information while maintaining the architectural look of the site. The main site identity includes the provocative image of a large cross laid on its edge, based upon the Church's logo. Other signs include entry identity, directional, building identity and freestanding information kiosks.