The book is a follow-up to the 2005 edition, Wayshowing: A Guide to Environmental Signage which also featured Mayer/Reed’s work. Per Mollerup is Professor of Communication Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and author of several books on design.
Landscape architects at Mayer/Reed volunteered “hands on” time last week, applying elbow grease into pruning shrubs and trees of the two courtyards at Bud Clark Commons, a non-profit center providing services to the homeless. The Day Center and Men’s Shelter courtyards get intensive use everyday. While we don’t normally maintain the landscapes that we’ve designed, returning to sites after installation is time well spent to see if the spaces are being used in all the ways we anticipated.
“Mayer/Reed was responsible for landscape architecture and environmental graphics for the center, including a distinctive courtyard gate that at once communicates the center’s ethos of safety and inclusiveness.
Waterjet-cut from weathering steel, the 16-foot-wide gate contains quotations that establish connections to the community and to the shared human condition.”