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2015-16 Campus Wayfinding Projects

The campus wayfinding projects planned for 2015-16 are guided by the 2015 Campus Wayfinding Study, which was a follow up to the 2011 Campus Master Plan and its corresponding Recommendation 10.4.2: Wayfinding Signage, Lighting and Mapping Strategy, noted here:

A comprehensive signage, lighting and mapping strategy should be developed in addition to the way-finding mechanisms identified in the Campus Master Plan. A comprehensive internal and external signage strategy should include the identification of buildings, open spaces, streets, key destinations, and campus facilities and services such as transit and parking. In conjunction, an online wayfinding map and a physical wayfinding map should be developed that can be accessed via the University web site, and on campus at the gateway Visitor Centre. The University needs to develop a comprehensive signage design for the internal pedestrian circulation system that speaks a common and recognizable language for all buildings, while maintaining the distinct character of each building environment. The same should be applied for exterior signage that labels buildings and open spaces, art, streets, and key pedestrian corridors. The design language should extend to and be complementary with internal and external street furniture.

In addition, a palate of street and pedestrian-scaled lighting should be designed for the public realm which complement and enhance the character of the open spaces and landscape, and most importantly, provides visible and safe circulation through the campus at night. The design of the lighting standards can play a large role in wayfinding through the campus.

In spring 2014, the University successfully completed the first step in the strategy with the design and construction of the Main Gateway Project at the main Kramer Boulevard/University Drive South and Wascana Parkway entrance.

A sub-set of seven additional projects evolved from the 2015 wayfinding study. They are listed below; please check each project page for more details including implementation updates: