OTJ Architects, 2020
Ashton Design created the environmental graphics and recognition signage for the new PBS Headquarters in Crystal City. The team was asked to create architecturally integrated graphics within the welcoming/lobby area to showcase the full reach and breadth of public broadcasting in the United States as well as to honor/recognize PBS member stations, foundation donors, and the foundation board.
Multiple recognition areas throughout the space utilize a range of fabrication methods and materials. Dimensional letters, etched and paint-filled panels, and laser engraved wood were coordinated to match the architectural finishes.
All of the graphic panels were designed with a unique blind z-clip attachment detail. As the recognition expands and changes in the future, entire wall layouts can be rearranged without damaging the architectural finishes.