Friday, April 16, 2010

User Friendly Signage

Shannon Hackley of Shannon-Leigh Associates (SLA) will discuss the latest best practices for multiple language signage for multicultural areas as well as teach participants how to ensure ADA compliance for signage is met.

Shannon-Leigh Associates (SLA) is an East Bay woman-owned Environmental Graphic Design Firm. Shannon Hackley has been designing architectural signage programs for over 20 years. She has brought together a talented team of designers and project managers that can take on very large complex projects. Shannon will discuss ADA signage including the code section specific to healthcare signage. She will also teach techniques when using multiple language signs for way-finding in culturally diverse facilities. After attending this workshop, attendees will have a refreshed understanding of the complexities and issues facing the implementation of a large signage program. The architectural design can be so quickly spoiled when a client does not invest in adding the full scope of signage to the initial design budget. When the client implements and "after the fact" signage program without collaboration, the results can be disappointing. Shannon's firm has a unique style that helps bring stakeholders together and smooth out the tedious path towards implementing a new way-finding system.

Shannon is a graduate of UC Berkeley. Much of her 20 year industry experience is from the sign fabrication side which adds a great advantage to every design team. Shannon has the special gift of facilitating diverse committees to find a consensus while keeping the focus on the end result. She keeps projects on track and controls the scope from creeping. The SLA goal is to be sure the creative team develops designs that are viable from a manufacturer's point of view and within the established codes and budgets. Shannon has worked as a planner and project manager on large institutional projects from Hospitals and colleges to courthouses, prisons and airports. Her portfolio includes many Sutter Health Affiliates in California, Stanford Medical Center, San Jose Airport, Superior Courts of California and San Mateo Community College District.

Lunchtime Learning Pleasanton: User Friendly Signage
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens Dr., Pleasanton
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: None; this program is open to all. Please RSVP.
1.5 CES LUs

For more information: 510/464-3600

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