Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island

 
The CBLS building includes 140,000  sf of teaching and research space consisting of classrooms, laboratories and offices. The environmental  graphics program addresses interior and exterior signs and establishes standards to fit with traditional and contemporary campus buildings. 

 
A design approach inspired from the architecture and its use of materials is reflected within the sign system. Integrated cast aluminum rectangular plates found within slate floors are simulated as aluminum design elements at the bottom of each sign within the interior system.