Norrie Flow is a wayfinding system designed for Norrie Point Environmental Center. Inspired by the center's historical and educational values on the Hudson River, this new wayfinding system for exterior signages and deck exhibits create an interactive and cohesive wayfinding to guide visitors in their Norrie journey while encouraging public engagement with this valuable aquatic resource.
To design a wayfinding system of exterior signage and deck exhibits for Norrie Point Environmental Center.
studioSHIFT |March 2020 - May 2020 | Co-designed with Amanda Green and Jacky Lin
Norrie Point Environmental Center is located within the Margaret Lewis Norrie and Mills State Park on the Hudson River.
It provides convenient access to the river, fishing, hiking trails, and educational programs.
EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN RESEARCH
> People gravitate towards natural light and a well-planned outdoors encourage visitors to spend time outdoors at ease.
> At a fork in the road, you can usually tell the road more traveled.
> 2D constructs are easier to describe and memorize when wayfinding compared to 3D elements which have a more fun and engaging nature.
> To encourage public engagement with this valuable aquatic resource.
> Create a more interactive and cohesive wayfinding to guide visitors in their Norrie Journey.
SIGNAGE DESIGNS AND PROPOSED FF&E
For the outdoor wayfinding, we proposed using signature fish silhouettes to engrave cut-out designs on signage. This makes the signage blend with the environment without greatly obstructing the beautiful view of the Hudson River. Made of aluminum and acrylic, these materials are suitable for weather resistance and long term stability.
CORRIDOR WALL DESIGNS
Acrylic fish guide visitors towards the main entrance doors. They will be inserted into the mortar joints of the existing Ashlar stone to preserve the historic fabric and ensure the safety of visitors.
DECK PANEL DESIGNS
Fun facts about the presented fish species create a more informative exhibit along the deck with textured wood carvings that provide a tactile experience for students and visitors.
SAMPLE PAGES FROM CLIENT PRESENTATION