Johns Hopkins University

CG designed an exterior sign system for JHU’s Homewood campus that is discreet and low-key, in keeping with the park-like grounds and traditional building styles.

The circulation patterns changed as a result of the master plan, eliminating parking from the campus core and confusing both new and infrequent visitors. Signs direct visitors to the perimeter parking areas, creating a warm sense of welcome.

Gateway signs were designed to follow historic precedent. Building ID signs use cast, prismatic bronze letters, sized and positioned for each building. Whenever possible, signs were integrated into existing architectural features.

Notable: CG also simplified the University seal for use in cast bronze elements throughout the campus.

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Project partners
  • Ayers Saint Gross
  • Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
  • Tom Crane Photography