University of Kansas Health System

University of Kansas Health System

Wayfinding and donor recognition program evolves for expansion

University of Kansas Health System

Scaling wayfinding and donor recognition systems for a long-time clients’ expansion

fd2s has worked with the University of Kansas Health System for approximately 15+ years. Working alongside UKHS leadership and with Cannon Architects and the owner’s rep, NV5, fd2s developed the exterior and interior wayfinding system that carries on the visual aesthetic we developed over a decade ago. This new wayfinding system will function across the growing UKHS system, including a numbering system for the 4x expansion of an 11-story building on the U of K Medical Center Campus. fd2s also permanently integrated the donor recognition focal point with the lobby’s stone feature wall, and built-in adaptability so the installation can evolve over time. To match the blue glass used throughout the building, fd2s conceived a custom printed color for the installation that looked equally striking both with the backlighting and without.

Impact of Successful Wayfinding

  • “Having worked with the fd2s team for over a decade on wayfinding and building signage, they are one of our ‘must have’ providers for capital projects. They are thorough, thoughtful, artistic, comprehensive, and outcome-oriented in their approach to a project, whether for the internal zoning and numbering system of a new building, donor recognition, or total campus wayfinding. I appreciate their focuses on the patient and visitor experience, while not losing sight of the needs of our staff.”
  • — Jon Jackson, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer (retired), The University of Kansas Health System

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