User-friendly Rules for Hampton Beach
ORW / Hampton Beach
White River Junction, Vermont
Environmental Graphics Program for Hampton Beach State Park
As environmental graphics consultant on a multidisciplinary team including ORW Landscape Architects and Planners and Samyn D’Elia Architects, CGD collaborated on the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive signage and architectural graphics program for Hampton Beach State Park.
Site signage included major upgrades to existing “standard issue” beach information panels which for many years had been bolted to the seawall railing well below comfortable reading height. CGD’s solution called for a complete redesign of graphics to fit a horizontal array of three high pressure laminate panels, angled above the seawall railing for easy reading. The support structure, while physically independent of the existing railing, is visually integrated with both the railing’s structural intervals and the finial detailing used in project’s kiosks and pay station signs.