Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan’s wayfinding and signage consultant is back on site this week, meeting with all the clinical and support areas to review their detailed signage plans. This involves confirming each sign’s location, size and wording with operational leaders. It is the final piece of design development for wayfinding and signage.

People go over plans

The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan’s wayfinding and signage consultant is back on site this week, meeting with all the clinical and support areas to review their detailed signage plans.

Since the wayfinding and signage consultant was hired, they have held a series of meetings over the last two years to develop and design the signage requirements for both the inside and outside of the hospital.

Initially, the consultant met with teams of patients and families, employees, physicians and partners to review how best to develop a wayfinding system in conjunction with the interior design. These meetings were held in at the same time as the interior design meetings for the hospital.

The result is a wayfinding system that works to incorporate interior design themes.

Complicated plans

Though the plans are complicated, and involve three levels of wayfinding – names, graphics and colour, the goal is to make it as easy as possible for patients and families to find their way through the building.

There are three levels of wayfinding that will be used throughout the hospital – names, graphics and colour. The goal is to make it as easy as possible for patients and families to find their way through the building.

After this week’s work, the project will wrap up the wayfinding and signage design phase. Consultants will move onto the next stage of creating signage contract documents. These documents will be used to go to market for competitive bid for a vendor who will supply and install the signage for the facility.

Contract documents are currently scheduled to be finalized in early 2016.

Sample signs rest against walls

After this week’s work, the project will wrap up the wayfinding and signage design phase.