Donor

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about donor

Projet • By EntroUniversités

Huron University

Huron University, incorporated in 1863 and the founding college of Western University, has grown significantly over the decades. Since moving to its current location in 1951, Huron has welcomed new residences and academic facilities, as well as an increase of full-time students from 45 in 1956 to 1,300 currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. One of the latest additions to the campus is the new Frank Holmes Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Entro helped Huron find a special way of recognizing the donors who made this building possible. Courtesy of Huron University With guidance from Huron’s advancement department, we explored many concepts that communicated Huron’s commitment to acad... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroBibliothèques

Neilson Library at Smith College

The newly renovated Neilson Library at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, designed by Maya Lin with principal architect Shepley Bulfinch, is an intellectual hub and one of the greenest, most energy-efficient libraries in the U.S. The re-imagined building respects both old and new: the original 1909 façade and foundation co-exist with modern interior spaces filled with natural light, a variety of learning environments and, of course, books. Entro developed the wayfinding and donor recognition program for the library, taking care to ensure sign designs were simple, timeless and well integrated with their architectural surroundings. Anthony Crisafulli and Nic Lehoux The renovation restores the openness and connectedness... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroHôpitaux

Princess Margaret Cancer Center

The recent space transformation project at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center (PMCC) in Toronto is a powerful example of how the physical environment can prioritize the patient experience and support the healing process. When designing this 40,666 square-foot ground floor renovation, Siamak Hariri, Founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) envisioned a beautiful, uplifting space that could “empower patients and their families through the use of light, landscape, art, and materials.” We took our cue from the architectural vision in the design of the wayfinding and donor recognition program, using colours, graphics, and forms to achieve a soothing, restorative atmosphere. Adrian Ozimek & DoubleSpace The goal... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroParcs/jardins

Toronto’s Grange Park

Revitalized in 2017, Toronto’s Grange Park has really come into its own – mature trees, colourful gardens, public art, seating areas, and accessible pathways combine to create a versatile setting for taking a stroll or relaxing with a book. The park is a special, thoughtfully designed place, and we wanted to create a series of customized identification and donor signs that add to its distinct character. Lisa Logan The park’s location is framed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCAD University’s iconic Sharpe Centre for Design; fittingly, themes of art-making and creativity run through the park, which was designed by PFS Studio: the world-famous Large Two Forms by Henry Moore serves as a centre piece, whil... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroFoyers de soins

Covenant House New York

In the midst of a global pandemic, Covenant House New York (CHNY) opened the doors of its new, purpose-built facility. Designed by FXCollaborative, the 80,000 square-foot 11-storey site provides food, shelter, and healthcare services to the City’s most vulnerable homeless, runaway, and exploited youth. The space is designed from the ground up to achieve the organization’s core mission to provide an open and welcoming yet safe and secure environment; to celebrate community and never forget the individual; and to function in a way that is both easy to navigate yet flexible enough to allow for change. Chris Cooper, Adam Kane Macchia and Jessica Schrader Entro worked closely with Covenant House, FXCollaborative, and Envoie Pro... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroUniversités

OCAD University

OCAD University, formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design, is Canada’s oldest school for art and design. Entro designed the donor recognition wall - a centrepiece for the new Sharp Centre for Design.   An artistic interpretation of the colour spectrum, the donor wall works well within the established environment of OCAD U and generates a dynamic quality that attracts traffic to the panel and inspires viewers. En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroHôpitaux

SickKids: Peter Gilgan Centre

Entro designed a donor recognition program, environmental graphics, and a signage system to echo the stunning architecture of the SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.   The glass donor wall, designed by Entro, not only serves as a beautiful contrast to the wooden interior of the lobby, it acts as a donor-recognition wall, displaying names of individual benefactors and groups within a grid system.   The wall treatments spanning three stories capture scientific themes in abstract, artistic forms and connect with different research areas: Brain Research, Cancer Stem Cells Biology, and Genetic Diseases. The scientific images of brain cells, genomic patterns, and cancer cells were interpreted as art... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroHôpitaux

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a leading hospital that is working to change the stigma surrounding mental illness. The central facility is located in Toronto, with 32 community locations throughout Ontario. Entro developed a master plan for CAMH’s wayfinding system to provide clarity, as well as a donor recognition display as a nod to their generous supporters.   The psychiatric department’s revi­tal­iza­tion is attrib­uted largely to the generos­ity of Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan, who gave gift of $2.5M to the project. Our design for the grand entrance pays homage to Sheff & Kachan. The donor’s names are set in stain­less steel let... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroUniversités

Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT

Designed by Gehry Partners, the Ray and Maria Stata Center is a 720,000 square foot multi-use facility on the MIT campus near Boston.   Entro, in collaboration with Bruce Mau Design, developed an environmental graphics and donor recognition program that responds to the powerful architectural character and features of the building. En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroGaleries d'art

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art’s new building opened in 2004, creating larger, more flexible galleries for contemporary art. Entro and Bruce Mau Design designed the environmental graphics, donor recognition and wayfinding systems for this large-scale expansion, in keeping with MoMA’s strong, historically modern graphic identity.   We inserted a 40-foot long glass banner into the mullion extrusion that ran vertically and perpendicular to the building façade. We also created easily removable and flexible signage, including an electronic display system to promote future events, explain current shows, and provide pre-sale pricing information to reduce transaction times at ticketing.   Our solution wa... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroBibliothèques

Mamaroneck Public Library

Another expansion for this vibrant and historic community library! BKSK’s architectural design knits together the library’s disparate parts into a cohesive whole. Their lovely contemporary addition to the original Colonial Revival building inspired us, and our graphics and materials play with their juxtaposition of past and present.   Our iconic contemporary glass railing sign announces the library’s presence, and our interior signs pair overlapping, translucent, rectangular planes with type that plays traditional serif off of more contemporary san-serif. We are delighted with the coming together of architecture and graphic design, of past and present, of traditional and contemporary. En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroUniversités

Royal St. George's College

Royal St. George’s College is an urban boy’s school dedicated to academic excellence and facilitating personal growth, in Toronto’s historic Annex area. As part of the College’s renovation of their dining hall, Entro proposed an engaging donor recognition program that used a series of quotes to enrich the space.   We applied the quotes across the ceiling beams, on both the face and the underside, in an elegant type with pleasing contrast to a subtle, yet memorable effect. Drawing upon the innate curiosities of the viewer, the quotes reveal themselves as one looks upwards and across the ceiling beams.   The quotes are intended to serve as subtle reminders of the qualities and aspiration... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroUniversités

Humber College

Humber College is a leading postsecondary institution that is made up of three campuses, serving over 29,000 full-time students. At their North campus in Etobicoke the College was looking to recognize donors in a sophisticated and engaging way. Entro's recognition program showcases the important support of donors, and expresses the College’s appreciation for this support.   A series of seamlessly integrated touch screens introduces an interactive component that provides more in-depth information about individual donors, funds raised, and project initiatives. The style and format of the program allows for expansion, while recognizing donor support in a unique and dignified manner.   Taking inspiration from t... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroMusées

National Law Enforcement Museum

There are two glass pavilions in solemn rise over Washington DC’s Judiciary Square. Standing tall at twenty-five feet, they are a commanding yet discreet presence that allows an unobstructed view of the National Law Enforcement Memorial; and they reveal the location of the museum beneath.   The National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM) is a project that was nearly two decades in the making. The construction was authorized during the Clinton administration, but it took many rounds through congress and several economic challenges and budget revisions before a ceremonial ground-breaking in 2010. Construction didn’t begin in earnest until 2016—a full ten years after we joined the Davis Buckley Architects project team.... En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroHôpitaux

Don Jail – Bridgepoint

The Don Jail is a former jail in Toronto. It was completed in 1864, and was recently renovated to serve as the administrative wing of Bridgepoint Health, a rehabilitation hospital located adjacent to the jail. In addition to Bridgepoint’s wayfinding and donor recognition program, Entro turned the jail into an exhibit in its own right with a comprehensive interpretive program that pays tribute to the history of the hospital’s site and the Don Jail.   The design of the interpretive signage for this heritage building is complementary to the environment and the existing family of signage products, and tells fascinating stories about the cells, architecture, and artefacts riddled throughout the building.  ... En savoir plus