Donor recognition

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about donor recognition

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 EntroUniversités

Schine Student Center

The newly transformed Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center at Syracuse University opened in early 2021. Entro collaborated with architects Ashley McGraw, Mackey Mitchell and branding consultant Jack Porter to ensure the improved space became the “living room of the campus,” a comfortable environment for students to gather, eat, study, and socialize. Halkin Mason Photography The design team prioritized the principals of universal design and student-centred design to create a space that celebrates the diverse and inclusive atmosphere of Syracuse University. The 108,000-square-foot renovation of the original 3-level building, which dates back to 1985, resulted in an open central atrium, a transformed dining experience... 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 Spark ChicagoCentres de distribution

Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD)

The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) makes a daily impact on hunger by distributing nutritious food across Chicago and Cook County. Their new volunteer orientation space informs visitors of the incredible work employees perform each day and inspires the community to support their mission. Office branding reminds employees to cultivate and celebrate progress daily. En savoir plus

Projet • By EntroBibliothèques

Salt Lake City Public Library

Entro worked with Pentagram and Safdie Architects on the identity, signage, and wayfinding program for the City Library in Salt Lake City.   The signage was created using stainless steel, etched glass, and vinyl, to create levels of transparency that mimic the overall design of the building.   Directional signage in the stacks uses a template for the Dewey Decimal System of book classification. It allows librarians to easily print out new inserts, should they need to update the numbers of shelving locations in the signs. 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 EntroHôtels de ville

Orchestra of St. Luke's

The signage program in this creative space serves several of New York's prominent music and arts organizations including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Dimenna Center for Classical Music and the Baryshnikov Art Center.   The Orchestra of St. Luke’s is a gathering of outstanding musicians whose purpose is to bring the beauty of music to a wide audience.   In collaboration with Base Design who developed the brand identity, Entro designed all exterior identification, wayfinding, and donor recognition signage in the entrance lobby and other interior spaces occupied by the Orchestra.   The strategy for both the wayfinding program and donor recognition wall was to keep communication simple an... 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

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing, designed by Renzo Piano, expanded exhibit space allowing for the display of more of the Institute’s extensive collection of Impressionist and American art. The Modern Wing also includes the Nichols Bridgeway, a pedestrian bridge that connects the museum to Chicago’s lively downtown area and the popular Millennium Park.   Entro, in collaboration with Pentagram, developed and implemented the wayfinding strategy and signage.   Our design approach called for integrated and dimensional detailing for the signage and donor recognition programs.   The signage design seamlessly blends the historic with the new and other sections of the museum. 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