This Signage Design Guide updates the previous Environmental Graphics Design Program Guide published in September 1996. It provides guidelines for the design of signs and provides detailed information on the development of a signage system to assist VA veteran customers, visitors, and others as they approach the property, locate buildings, and proceed to functions inside. The Signage Design Guide has been completely updated.
These revisions are the result of regulatory changes, including UFAS, ADAG, and NFPA, expansion and growth of VA facilities, procedural changes, and practical knowledge gained from field experience. Complete new sections have been added to address the needs of VA facilities considering both small room renumbering programs and/ or a complete upgrade of their existing signage. These sections inform program officials, planners, and designers how to identify the need for a signage program and steps on interviewing and selecting an environmental graphics design firm. It also includes an in depth section on parking lots and parking structures.