Denver Health’s Outpatient Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 7‑story, 293,000 square foot building that allows Denver Health to provide treatment at a wide range of clinics, urgent care, day surgery and more, all under one roof. Consolidating these clinics in the new Outpatient Medical Center frees up much needed space around the Denver Health campus, allowing the hospital to boost primary care services, increase the number of inpatient beds, and double the number of operating rooms.
The biggest challenge of this project was creating the illuminated logo signage that would be installed on top of a glass-front building.
“Executing the exterior sign was a great collaboration,” says Justin Halverson, ASI Denver. “At one location we had to come up with a design solution that would allow us to hang the sign on the glass façade. The general contractor installed knife plates between the windows to support a tube structure. Then we fabricated the sign to be installed along that structure. The ImageFirst team was instrumental in pulling off this massive production.”
Careful planning during the production design phase and collaboration across sign specialties ensured the engineering of the signage to to be spot on for a smooth install of the high-rise signage.
As part of the larger Denver Health medical campus, the wayfinding signage at the Outpatient Medical Center had to show clear information with consistent design. To accomplish this, new monument signs with maps help visitors orient themselves with the campus. The maps are made from a translucent acrylic with a digital print that sits inside a cabinet and provides references to buildings with clear paths to follow. “It was important to have these maps easily updatable for the potential future growth of Denver Health campus. The production design using a digital print accomplishes this.” Dave Watts, Production Manager, ImageFirst™
Then, large totem-style monument signs list the building’s identifying letter (related to maps) so that patrons know when they’ve arrived at the right building.
An interesting feature on the monument signs is the subtle but stylish background image. A nod to the roadmap of the campus is shown in a neutral two-tone palette. “This frisket painted background image really elevates the look of the exterior signage. Our exterior signage manufacturing team at ImageFirst™ really hit the mark on these,” Halverson says.