Great Park Neighborhoods
Signature parks and distinctive homes connect together through miles of walking and biking trails. Great Park Neighborhoods is a residential community in Irvine, California. Each of the neighborhoods, within the larger area, are defined by their enjoyable amenities and connections to culture, history, art and the people who inhabit them. RSM Design was brought onto the development team, working with FivePoint, to craft wayfinding signage and environmental graphic design for the Orange County park. Weaving in placemaking, such as vibrant murals or artful signage, the design team crafts each individual park design with meaning and context.
Complete with miles of walking and biking trails, each neighborhood offers convenient access to the Orange County Great Park and all of the amenities Irvine, California has to offer– including some of the top-ranking schools in the state. Our design studio was brought on to the FivePoint team to help give each neighborhood a distinct personality, through signage and wayfinding graphics.
The Great Park is iconic to the Southern California region and one of a kind in size and features. It consists of a collection of unique neighborhoods joined together by walking paths, planned to link back to the Irvine Transportation Center. RSM Design worked closely with FivePoint Communities to create signage and wayfinding for each neighborhood and park as well as a unifying master plan signage system that creates and encourages visitors to engage in all that the communities have to offer.
Novel Park is one of Great Park Neighborhood's newest outdoor spaces for the community to gather. The naming behind the park speaks to the unexpected joyful moments of everyday life. The design team worked to incorporate vibrant colors, bold typography and whimsical details into the wayfinding signage and placemaking at Novel Park.
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Cadence Park is full of artful moments and bold, vibrant environmental graphics. The park is designed to host a number of amenities, including resting spots, art installations, and building spaces for performing arts as well as community events. The park design is centered around dynamic typography and bright colors.
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One of the first developed communities at the Great Park in Irvine, Pavilion Park models a contemporary aesthetic juxtaposed by playful and interactive design elements. The design team was inspired by the historic character of the area, and through signage and graphics, worked to tell a meaningful story.
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Situated on 8-acres of space, The Pools is a park inside of the greater Great Park Neighborhoods. With a number of different types of pools, lounge areas, volleyball courts and recreation amenities, space is a key destination for the community. The design of the park is inspired by natural elements in a contemporary aesthetic, and the design team worked to weave signage and graphics into the recreational facility.
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The Parasol Park development focuses on a higher density of housing, and features a large community park, garden, greenhouse, and community building. The Great Park Neighborhoods partnered with The Ecology Center to create a natural space to gather as a community and will also facilitate weekly and monthly family activities. The design team was inspired to create a look and feel for the neighborhood that was hand crafted and high quality. Wood and hand painted identity elements were carried throughout, and many signs featured hand drawn and playful typography and illustrations. RSM Design also carried elements from The Ecology Center brand into the garden signage, which created a sense of unity and cohesiveness across the two brands.
Beacon Park is the second of several communities developed by Great Park Neighborhoods, sited around the perimeter of the Orange County Great Park. RSM Design worked closely with FivePoint Communities to create signage and wayfinding that stood out, giving Beacon Park its own identity within the Great Park Neighborhood system. RSM Design was inspired by navigation and mid-century modern design to create a palette that pops.
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