Sign planning

Sign Planning Checklist

The following sign types are candidates for a comprehensive sign program.


Exterior Signs

  • Primary building identification, freestanding or on facade (name of bldg)

  • Monument sign (primary or secondary signature, freestanding in landscape)

  • Building address (often required by Fire Dept for emergency purposes)

  • Building entry ID (eye level at pedestrian entrance(s)

  • Restriction sign (No smoking, no food or drink, no skateboards, etc.)

  • Hours of operation

  • Delivery entrance

  • Directional signing (to key entrances, bridges to other facilities)

  • Disabled access (preferred routes to vertical transportation)

  • Donor recognition or building dedication cornerstone

  • Touch screen interactive displays

Parking & Vehicular Signs

  • Parking ID

  • Directional signs

  • Parking fee information

  • Tow away / private parking disclaimer

  • Disabled access parking

Interior Signs

  • Main building directory (departments, personnel, resources)

  • Building floor directories on each level (departments, destinations, facilities)

  • Directional signing to key destinations

  • Circulation Desk / Information Station

  • Interactive Touch Screen

  • Area ID (i.e., Circulation, Information, Registration)

  • Desk bar (reception, station closed, circulation, etc.)

  • Book drop sign for front desk

  • Suggestion board or box with reply board

  • Weekly calendar of events board

  • Library shelves and/or stack-end signs (w/ changeable insert system)

  • Conference room ID with (in-use) slider panel

  • Room ID sign

  • Office and Workstation ID sign (flexible/changeable)

  • Informative signs (i.e. instructions for computers, copiers, etc.)

  • Telephone and other services

  • Restriction signs (No smoking, No food or drink, No Cell Phones, etc.)

  • Emergency door ID (to restrict exiting / alarm will sound)

  • Code, Regulatory And Universal Access Signing

  • Restroom ID

  • Accessible facility maps (showing elevators, room numbers, restrooms, phones, etc.)

  • Room occupancy / emergency procedures booklet

  • Stair code sign, required at stairwells

  • Evacuation map