ArtHouse Design frequently collaborates on teams with municipal entities for projects that range in size from trail systems to streetscaping plans to identities to wayfinding. This past weekend, ArtHouse played host at two public meetings intended to gather resident and visitor input from local communities on the relative progress of each of two ongoing projects. The ArtHouse team frequently leads and coordinates stakeholder and public forums in just this way and has become adept at guiding projects through various public and municipal review processes, allowing ArtHouse to become a national leader in civic environmental/experiential graphic design.
Zach attended a public meeting in Colorado Springs for the Legacy Loop trail, a new project in conjunction with the department of parks and recreation for the City of Colorado Springs and THK Associates, the landscape and planning firm on the team. ArtHouse has been working on a new identity for the trail, as well as signage, wayfinding and placemaking elements for the past few months and has been presenting ideas to the Colorado Springs community for feedback. This public meeting was the final installment of a series of three meetings and feedback on the team’s work has been consistently positive. It was really fun to get outside with the public, hear their feedback and listen to Mayor John Suthers speak about the city’s support for this exciting project.
Marty went to the other public meeting where ArtHouse Design’s work for an exciting new streetscaping project for Colfax Avenue. As part of a team with studioINSITE, Farley Urban Design, Centro Group and the Colfax Ave. Business Improvement District, ArtHouse has been developing a new identity for the exciting, eclectic and well-known 24 block district of Colfax between the Colorado State Capitol and East High School. The ArtHouse team is also working on some exciting and innovative signage, wayfinding and placemaking solutions, intended to help shift Colfax to become more pedestrian friendly. At the meeting, the various concepts and alternatives were presented to the public for discussion and this was accompanied by live music and a fun, lively atmosphere.
Stay tuned for further updates about both of these exciting projects in the near future!