Georgia Institute of Technology’s new Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons expresses the trend toward open, flexible classroom spaces that accommodate today’s more interactive, less linear educational experience. How students access information is similarly changing, and our wayfinding approach reflects that. Borrowing from environments like airports and transit stations where destination information must be delivered for quick choice, directional signage is located high, and the plan of each floor is in the mode of a transit map.
The Clough Center is divided into the “East Line” and “West Line”. The strategic repetition of colors and departmental iconography provide a clear wayfinding experience for busy students.