1998 SIGN GUIDELINE REVISIONS
1. Material used in both sign and support structures should compliment the building being served by the sign;
2. Lighting should be shielded and not create glare;
3. Signs with no lighting or with indirect illumination pointed downward are more appropriate for Entrance Corridors than internally lit signs;
4. The structure of monument signs should not overpower the message portion of the sign;
5. Landscaping should be used with freestanding and monument signs to integrate them into the landscape;
6. Sign colors should not clash with the context of the building or site;
7. Sign colors should not be overly intense; colors of a low to medium intensity are appropriate for signs in Entrance Corridors;
8. The use of more than three colors is rarely appropriate for a sign in the Entrance Corridor;
9. Jarring color combinations should be avoided (for example, orange crush (Pantone 150-1364) and lime fizz (Pantone 14-0264);
10. Typically, monument signs are preferred to pole-mounted freestanding signs;
11. Applicants should be prepared to provide backup documentation when the design of a proposed sign is a trademark design.
ARB Policy for Illuminated Cabinet Signs in Entrance Corridors
1. Internally illuminated cabinet signs in Entrance Corridors should have non-illuminated backgrounds or backgrounds treated with an opaque backing such that when the sign is lit, the background is not illuminated.
2. Internally illuminated cabinet signs should be constructed such that no light spills outward from the top, bottom, or sides of the sign.
3. Cabinet signs with illuminated backgrounds will not be approved administratively.
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