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Merriweather District

Howard Hughes Corporation, 2020

The Merriweather District is a vibrant mixed-use community on 68 acres in Columbia, Maryland, adjacent to the famed Merriweather Post Pavilion, consistently ranked one of the best outdoor amphitheaters in the country. This multi-phased district consists of walkable retail promenades intermingled with high-end residential construction, 2 million SF of Class A office space, 200,000 SF of street retail and an active public plaza, aptly named Color Burst Park, that acts as the district’s center for activities including concerts, outdoor dining, ice skating, and more.

We were enlisted to create and implement the wayfinding and identity signage for the district. Our goal was to keep the signage on-brand, not only visually but also in spirit, by building upon the guiding principle & rallying cry of the new district — Grow Boldly, initially inspired by the region's visionary founder, James Rouse.

Environments
District Wayfinding
Signage Design 
Documentation
Implementation

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The “Perspective” sign concept was inspired by the “window” portion of the Merriweather logo.

We wanted to replicate the dynamic morphing of the logo window in the way that would conceal and then reveal the natural environs as you traveled past each sign element.

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Photograpy

Patrick Ross Photography

Collaborators

JP2 Architects
Ad Vice Studios

Awards & Recognition

NAIOP MD: Best Mixed-Use Project, 2022

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