The historic Darwin Martin House had fallen into significant disrepair and had been left vacant for many years. A $52m renovation project was funded by public and private donations to restore this acknowledged prairie style Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece and surrounding gardens to their former glory.
It was very important to the IDS team to understand the aesthetic and quality standards required by designers Cloud Gehshan and lead landscape architects, Bayer Landscape Architects from the very start. A series of detailed project meetings and consultations were held to ensure that the finished project would reflect both a high level craftsmanship and attention to detail required by such a prestigious commission.
The IDS Project Management team quickly went into action, conducting a detailed site survey, producing material graphics and finish samples and monitored the project throughout production and finally supervised the installation process providing detailed guidance to our installation team to ensure the finished project met the clients and designers specification.
The Wayfinding Development Process
IDS followed the approach below to deliver impressive wayfinding signs.
Evidence based research on materials,
Landscape & planting review,
Copy process sampling
Map and descriptive panel submittals
Paint color approvals
Coordination meetings with architects and sign design team
Cut file and manufacturing approach review
Color and finish submittals adjustments
Concept deign interpretation into IDS build process
Best engineering practice review
Quality Control inspections
Packaging and shipping
Wayfinding & Interpretive Signs for an Architectural Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex & Grounds
125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo NY 14214