Environmental Graphic Design

Nantucket Community Music Center  Interior and Exteror Wayfinding 

56 center, nantucket, music school, wayfindingIf ever there were a music school that made you want to break out in song, this is it. After three years of planning and construction, the new Nantucket Community Music Center at 56 Center Street is simply exhilarating. Belying its traditional Federal-style facade, built in 1843 by whale oil merchant Harrison Gray Otis Dunham, the interior achieves perfect harmony in the use of colors, textures, and lighting. 

Conceived by Wendy Schmidt, with an interior design by Kathleen Hay and Joe Paul of BPC Architecture, this is not your fatherís music school. The space was designed as much to inspire as it is to teach, and succeeds on so many levels that it is hard to single out a specific highlight of the building.

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FIDELITY INVESTOR CENTERS; The power of super graphics to bring the brand “outside”


When the largest U.S. mutual-fund company needed to refresh its retail branches, it turned to Gensler and my team to spearhead an effort involving interior architecture and signature finishes as well as display fixtures, graphics, and technology. The concept, which has since been rolled out to over 80 Fidelity outposts nationwide, made its debut at a 14,000-square-foot flagship in Boston’s Financial District. Each element maximizes customer choice and access to information. Transparency and movement further underscore that idea. Running circulation routes along the glazed facade, for example, gives passersby a clear view of a full-color LED stock ticker and billboard-style supergraphics. Vinyl supergraphics, adhered to the glass wall of the second-floor offices take on a billboard effect when seen from the street. Part of the lobby is covered with a signature graphic pattern combined and layered with an updated version of its longtime starburst logo as seen applied to the exterior windows.

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Identity Design Process for Nantucket Music School

I thought it might be helpful to get a sneak peak into how I work, and my design process. This project was for 56 Center in Nantucket. It was a 1800s mansion bought by the philanthropic nonprofit ReMain, spearheaded by Wendy Schmidt

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