On West 6th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, a historical building is being renovated into a mixed-use building. Public buildings that are being renovated require ADA-compliant signs, along with new construction. Some of the ADA signs include unit number signs with tactile copy and Braille for the apartment units. As you can see from some of the photos, there is a color scheme for the interior of the building and the signs were made to match. Aside from the wallpaper, the door jambs are bronze colored and the fixtures are nickel, so the sign was made from bronze and brushed aluminum to match.
In order to be ADA compliant, the room numbers need to be raised 1/32″, have a height between 5/8″ and 2″, laid out horizontally, be placed right above the Braille, and use code compliant font. Since the numbers designed for the sign did not meet these requirements, we added the room number again underneath with specifications that are up to code. In order to avoid redundancy, we made the second set of room numbers clear. We also made the Braille clear to match, and it also helps them blend into the backer panel of the sign to keep the sign design simple.
There are many different ways that we can make ADA-compliant signs that are personalized for your interior because we have the knowledge to design beautiful signs that are still code compliant. If you are looking for some unit number signs for your apartment complex, give us a call today at 818-349-7400 to get started on a quote.