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Accessible Exterior Signage

  • 1.  Accessible Exterior Signage

    Posted 03-26-2019 17:52

    To AIA Friends;


    We all spend a great deal of time searching for esthetic excellence. We are also sensitive to the need for accessibility.


    My dilemma is that my site engineer has specified a series of ugly accessibility signage near the front of the building.


    Is there a manufacturer who produces accessibility signage where there are options for supports, mountings and signage materials?


    Joel Ives


    Joel Ives, A.I.A., P.P., NCARB

    The Ives Architecture Studio LLC

    14-25 Plaza Road

    Suite S-3-5

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410

    Ph: 201 773-9111

    Cell: 201 919-6543


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  • 2.  RE: Accessible Exterior Signage

    Posted 03-27-2019 17:39
    I'm sympathetic and have always had to have them custom made. They do not have to be frightfully expensive, but they will naturally be more costly than the green steel post and blue 16-gauge metal plate.

    William Eberhard AIA
    Managing Partner
    Eberhard Architects LLC
    Cleveland OH

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  • 3.  RE: Accessible Exterior Signage

    Posted 03-28-2019 10:06

    Would it be possible to work with a local metalsmith or artisan rather than attempt to find something pre-made that doesn't quite fit the space? 


    Tara Alsip, LEED AP BD&C

    Project Administrator


    348 S. 31st Street, Paducah, KY  42001

    270-443-3513 (270-442-1023 FAX)




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  • 4.  RE: Accessible Exterior Signage

    Posted 03-29-2019 18:56
    I would work with a local artisan to get something that you really want.
    You may pay a little more, but you will probably be happier in the end.

    Blaine Johnston AIA
    Blaine O. Johnston, AIA
    Meridian ID

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