Xavier University hired MSA Architects to design and implement a sign system for their Alumni Center. Inspired by the heavy art deco style of
the building, the fonts, materials and details reflect the influences of that era. The package incorporates a handful of exterior identifiers and small scale directionals, interior directories, directionals and identifiers, as well as custom recognition plaques. Signs in the administration and public areas of the building utilize a mahogany style laminate with brushed aluminum colored finishes and details. Custom steel-framed frosted plaques featuring the University’s mission as well as honoring years of service, flank the adorned lobby in the building. Signs within the classroom and physical plant hallways utilize a more affordable substrate in Xavier blue.