Design as a Bridge
Architecture speaks of space, form, place, and function while integrated Architectural Graphic Design communicates a building’s function, purpose, message, and narrative. Effective and appropriate Architectural Graphic Design supports the statement made by a building and strengthens its presence. The architectural graphics layered into the conversation derive from the built context, spatial context, cultural context, and historical context. They are not independent nor superficial. The Architectural Graphic Design layer has meaning, form, function, and purpose… similar to the architecture.
The inclusion of the Architectural Graphics creates a strong sense of place, fulfills human needs, helps users find their way, and communicates a building’s narrative, fostering a strong conversation between the person and place.
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