Memorial & Donor

Johns Hopkins University – School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing was designed to be a tranquil retreat for nursing students experiencing the stress of a large urban hospital for the first time. The sign vocabulary complements the calming, intimate interior design of the building.

Signage elements honored people that have been important in the life of the school, as well as donors. Hand-finished copper panels with stainless insets recognized higher-end donor gifts.

Donor recognition signage was designed with ADA-compliant features (tactile letters and Braille) to avoid the need for additional, separate room ID plaques. For rooms without a donor, the signs were detailed to allow future insertion of commemorative information.

Notable: Etched patterns of medicinal plants, growing in the school’s courtyard, accent the signs.

  • Tom Crane Photography