The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has completed construction of its new Dental Medicine facility just north of its existing Schools of Osteopathic Medicine and Pharmacy in Bradenton, Florida. The contractor, Willis Smith Construction, invited Gulf Coast Signs to provide a quote for an extensive interior sign package for the state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot facility utilizing Vista System products. After evaluating the various proposals received it was determined that Gulf Coast Signs was the most qualified vendor and was awarded the contract. As is typical with large scale construction projects, branding needs continued to evolve. In addition to the initial interior ADA compliant signs provided, proposals were accepted to provide for the full exterior branding of the property consisting of LED illuminated channel letters at the North and South building elevations, externally illuminated vehicular entry signs constructed of aluminum, blue spandrel glass, reverse pan letters and laser cut acrylic to identify student and patients parking lots and a large signature monument sign consisting of halo lit reverse pan LECOM letters and logo disks floating on a blue spandrel glass fields and laser cut acrylic letters identifying the building as the School of Dental Medicine all sitting on a custom aluminum fabricated base that mimics the building’s tilt wall panel design.
The final touches provided for the school included custom logo panels for the sponsored practice suites, custom No Smoking monoliths and interior directories for first and second floors at the patient entry using Slatz® extrusions.