Franklin Grove, IL
Nachusa Grasslands consists of 3100 acres of prairie remnants, restorations, and reconstructions located between Oregon, Dixon and Franklin Grove, IL. Starting in 1986 with the purchase of 250 acres, The Nature Conservancy has gradually recreated a vision of 1800 Illinois’ mosaic of prairie, savanna and wetlands, and most recently the reintroduction of the American Bison into the land. Signature Design has be selected to design an interpretive program with exhibits, signage and wayfinding for guests to experience Nachusa.
The Redding family reached out to Signature Design to create a historic marker that represents Otis Redding, his love for Georgia, and his hometown of Gray, GA. The Marker visually represents Redding’s life’s work as a young African-American man who influenced mixed racial music and culture, and who lived a short period of time but accomplished a great deal and is so well known today.
SOUTH RIVER WATER TRAIL
Achieving the water trail designation for the South River will help to secure the river’s future. The process of planning, building, and maintaining the South River Water Trail will require a community-wide effort. The water trail will provide access to the river, connect communities up and down the river to each other, unlock the river’s economic potential, and accentuate the river’s status as a valuable natural amenity. Signature Design is building an interpretive signage program, including a River Trail Guide for visitors for mapping navigation of the waterway.
SPELMAN COLLEGE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
Signature Design is creating lobby murals for Spelman College’s new Health and Wellness Center, designed by Menefee Architects, Atlanta, GA. The murals tell inspirational stories and depict the history of the black women’s health initiatives beginning in the late 1800s through today’s wellness revolution.
OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
MASTER SIGNAGE PROGRAM
Overland Park, Kansas City, MO
Signature Design was selected to design an interpretive signage system for Overland Park, located south of Kansas City, Kansas. Signature Design plans to create a system that captures the aesthetic of the surrounding area, including locally quarried stone.
BUCKHEAD HERITAGE SOCIETY MASTER INTERPRETIVE PLAN
Interpretation goes beyond providing information to reveal deeper meaning and truth. It tells the story behind the scenery or history of an area, conveying a fuller appreciation and understanding of a place.
The Buckhead Heritage Society Interpretive Plan creates an interpretive program that will convey the Buckhead Collection’s rich and diverse history in order for the community and its visitors to enjoy and benefit by the values of these historic resources.