- Product Design
- Visual Communications
- American Institute of Architects (AIA), Oregon Chapter, Innovation Award, 2005
The design process for the site landmark was a journey in understanding the underpinnings of how communities view their identity and the values they attribute to their collective sense of place. The eventual solution and design evolved from clock tower to sign monument to abstract artistic expression. The 30-foot tall stainless steel and cast glass piece titled “Rain Funnel” references the artifacts of place; in this case the water towers associated with the lumber mills that once surrounded the site. Collaborators included Toby Barwood, architect at PIVOT; and Linda Ethier, glass artist.
The Springfield Station Transit Center, located in downtown Springfield, Oregon is the city’s first redevelopment project in 25 years. Mayer/Reed designed all bus related transit center signage, LEED interpretive signage, and prepared tenant signage design guidelines.