In the second-floor lobby of Lockwood Library, an exhibit called “Finding a New Lockwood: Beyond 75” is on display showcasing the wayfinding design projects of a graduate studio class in the School of Architecture and Planning.
The exhibit, which includes descriptions, illustrations and three-dimensional design models of a re-envisioned library, will be on view through the end of May and celebrates Lockwood’s 75th anniversary this year.
Wayfinding traditionally has referred to how travelers found unmarked routes, but it is now an architectural term for how we navigate through the built environment. Wayfinding systems rely on such environmental and sensory cues as signs, paths, landmarks, color and spatial design. Emerging means of wayfinding include digital technology, space planning, branding and audio communication.