Yazi Selected to Design a New Wayfinding and Environmental Graphic Program for the City of Columbia, South Carolina
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA —The City of Columbia has selected Yazi to design a new wayfinding and environmental graphic program for the City. Rich in American history, the City of Columbia lies at the confluence of the Saluda, Broad, and Congaree Rivers, and is the capital and second largest city in the State. Recent urban redevelopment in the City particularly the Main Street and Congaree Vista districts have contributed to a resurgence of the City Center. A diverse population, distinctive neighborhoods, abundant parks and recreation, and a thriving cultural and entertainment scene and several colleges and universities including the University of South Carolina, all contribute to a unique sense of place and lifestyle. Yazi's task is to plan and design a new system of signs that directs visitors and residents to public destinations and reflects the current City branding.
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OCTOBER 2017 |
Yazi Signs on with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to Design New Environmental Graphics for Two Cruise Ships
RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA —Yazi has signed with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to design new environmental graphics on board their two cruise ships. The company offers three-day cruises between the Port of Palm Beach and Grand Bahama Island aboard their ship the MV Grand Celebration. The Cruise Line is consistently ranked in the top ten for Best Overall Cruise Value and Best Dining, and top six for Best Entertainment, Best Shore Excursions, and Best Recreation. Starting in the Spring of 2018 they will welcome a second ship to the Line, doubling both their cruising capacity and offerings to their guests. Yazi's task is to plan and design new signage and wayfinding aboard each ship that will unify both their brand, and the cruise experience.
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APRIL 2017 |
Yazi Contracts with Elion Partners to Develop Wayfinding for the Ridgeport Logistics Center, Wilmington IL
AVENTURA, FLORIDA— Yazi has contracted with Elion Partners in Aventura, Florida to design wayfinding and environmental graphics for the Ridgeport Logistics Center in Wilmington, Illinois. The Center is an 18 million square foot master-planned park located on more than 1,500 acres and located less than 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The Center provides unparalleled advantages to its clients through its superior amenities and location including three miles of frontage on I-55 and a connection to BNSF Railway’s Transcontinental mainline. Yazi's task is to develop a wayfinding plan and strategy that will brand the immense project, and to design the trailblazing, gateway, identity, and directional signage that will efficiently guide the large volume of truck traffic to its destinations without disrupting the surrounding residential community.
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APRIL 2017 |
Yazi Designs Exhibition Catalog for ArtLab@TheLowe's New Exhibit Fish Tales: Stories and Legends from the Deep
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — Yazi has designed an exhibition catalog for ArtLab@TheLowe's new exhibit Fish Tales: Stories and Legends from the Deep now showing through April 1, 2018 at the Lowe Art Museum on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Envisioned as a true laboratory for learning, ArtLab provides participating students with opportunities not only to work closely with members of the University of Miami’s world-class faculty but also to gain invaluable hands-on experience through the development and implementation of a full exhibition. Fish Tales is curated by graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a museum studies course during the 2017 Spring semester and draws upon the Lowe's permanent collection, which spans five millennia and includes nearly 19,000 works of art.
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FEBRUARY 2017 |
17 West Announced as the Official Name for a New Mixed-Use Development on Miami Beach, Florida
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA — Project developer Rock Soffer officially announced that17 West has been selected as the name for a joint venture mixed-use development that will soon break ground on the corners of West Avenue, 17th Street, and Alton Road in Miami Beach, Florida. The five story building will feature 23 modern apartments, over 200 parking spaces, and 25,598 square feet of retail including Miami Beach's first Trader Joe's. The project partners hired Yazi to name the development and our studio performed a complete analysis of the existing and planned developments in the area, examined current trends, target markets and demographics, and local preferences and prejudices. Yazi proposed a variety of different location-based and brand-based naming possibilities and worked with the partners to reach consensus on the final name and brand.
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JANUARY 2017 |
Yazi Contracted to Develop Wayfinding and Environmental Graphic Standards for Turnberry and LeFrak'sSole Miain North Miami, Florida
NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA — Yazi has contracted with Turnberry Associates of Aventura, Florida and LeFrak of New York to develop wayfinding and environmental graphic standards for the $4 billion Sole Mia in North Miami, Florida. Sole Mia is a 184-acre master-planned community set to rise in North Miami – just south of Aventura – on the largest remaining parcel of undeveloped land in South Florida east of Biscayne Boulevard. Yazi is tasked with the responsibility of drafting an amendment to the current City of North Miami sign ordinance and developing a comprehensive sign criteria and design guidelines for the new planned community that defines and regulates all exterior signage within the legal boundaries of Sole Mia.
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JANUARY 2017 |
Yazi Designs Announcements and Exhibition Catalogs for the Lowe Art Museum's New Spring Exhibits
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — Yazi has designed exhibition announcements and catalogs for the Lowe Art Museum'sDandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identityand Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections exhibitions. The pieces build upon the numerous exhibition and publication designs that Yazi has created for the Museum over the last decade. The Lowe Art Museum is the oldest and most comprehensive art museum in Miami and is located on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.
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JANUARY 2017 |
Turnberry Assocites Contracts with Yazi to Design Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics for the Aventura Mall Expansion in Aventura, Florida
AVENTURA, FLORIDA — Turnberry Associates in Aventura, Florida has hired Yazi to design new wayfinding and environmental graphics for the $200 million expansion of Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida. Already one of the largest and most successful lifestyle centers in the country, Aventura Mall will solidify its standing as one of the top retail centers in the nation when the three-story Carlos Zapata designed expansion wing and adjoining parking garage open in late 2017. In 2007 Yazi completed a successful renovation of signage and wayfinding on-site and are poised to expand and update the system to accommodate the Mall's expansion.