Designing commemorative elements demands sensitivity to both the subject and the place. Memorials encourage reflection and understanding. Donor programs honor the benefactors who make possible advances in education, medicine and the arts.  Celebrating people and events, with a spirit that is appropriate to purpose and context, is one of the most rewarding things we do.


Memorials and donor recognition systems require a high degree of refinement. These programs stay in place for many decades, so a high standard of quality and beauty must be matched with practical criteria such as durability.


We organize content so its prominence matches its importance. The placement and hierarchy of names, quotations and secondary text, is given careful consideration in cooperation with the client group. Rendering typography with etching, carving, or dimensional letters is also extensively studied. Fonts are tested for appearance, size and legibility in the chosen materials.


We plan for updates and flexibility. We often design modular or digital solutions for ongoing campaigns. Interactive digital elements have wonderful advantages: continual updating is possible, donor stories can be included, and even the smallest donations can be acknowledged and thanked.


A selection of our clients

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Iona Senior Services
Johns Hopkins University
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
NYP Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
NYP Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College
Penn Medicine


Saint Joseph’s University
Samaritan Medical Center
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University & Hospital
The University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania Law School
The University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery
University of the Sciences
The University of Virginia School of Law

Outdoor presentation with glass samples
We have longtime experience working with complex stakeholder groups and governmental agencies.
Peace Corps Memorial rendering
We work collaboratively with artists and landscape architects to enhance places with stories and expressions of appreciation.