Finding One’s Way at Boston’s Logan Airport.
A State-of-the-Art Wayfinding Guideline
Louis Nelson’s office has completed the State-of-the-Art Wayfinding Guideline and Graphic Standard, advancing the quest for clarity in America’s transportation facilities.
This new standard was completed for Boston’s Logan International Airport, the leading facility in the Northeast. Working closely with MassPort’s Capital Program, Airport Operations and Sign Facilities managers, together with STV Engineering in New York and Boston, the new Guideline directs the next stage for the airport’s roadways, parking, terminals and service facilities.
Culminating a 6-year development program of facility wide analysis and information system planning including product, graphic and architectural design and prototypes, this guideline sets the standard for upgrading exiting facilities and new construction at the airport. The last stage in the “proof” of the system is the “updating” design of the existing Terminal C (jetBlue, United and Air Tran) and critical parts of the roadway and garages.
The new guideline will be introduced as the cutting edge of a web based information system incorporating links between construction details and graphic/typographic design elements. This web-based document greatly revises and simplifies an existing 9-year-old 5 volume guide. It will guide all renovation and new construction at this ever expanding airport.
FINDING ONE'S WAY IN BOSTON
Louis Nelson provides master planning for wayfinding systems at New England’s largest airport and regional health facilities.
At New England’s largest Airport, LNA has completed the first phase of Wayfinding Master Planning for 4 terminals, garages and roadways (shown above and above right). Working with STV Incorporated in New York City and Boston, LNA programmed thousands of signs in six months, to help people better fine their way from the tunnels to their seat on a plane.
The team applied a new unified graphic standard over diverse and challenging terminal and garage conditions (shown left), utilizing new high tech variable message technology as well as simple fixed message readable signs.
Previously, LNA has also completed a master plan and concept design for the comprehensive branding, wayfinding, signage and products for two regional medical centers and three major hospitals in the metro-west Boston and Worcester areas.
Helping people finding their way is a specialty at LNA, where work continues on the Wayfinding Master Planning at the post 9/11 World Trade Center site and its connecting transit centers, JFK Airport, and other regional transportation facilities.