Client:  Valley College  (LACCD)
Project: Campus Wayfinding and Signage
Budget: $1,000,000

A new signage program serving the entire 105-acre campus of Los Angeles Valley College makes wayfinding easier for pedestrians and vehicles alike. The program is a complete system of building identification, campus maps, and vehicular and pedestrian directional signage in a style that reflects the mid-century modern architecture of the campus. Green and yellow, the college’s colors, combine with metallic tones to provide a unique visual character.  Metal banners highlight the building identities.

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Client:  Pierce College  (LACCD)
Project: Campus Wayfinding and Signage
Budget: $1,000,000

LACCD’s Pierce College is noted for its history as an agricultural school that has grown to be one of the region’s finest multidisciplinary colleges.  Berliner worked closely with campus representatives to create an effective signage system for this 400-acre campus. 

The new campus wayfinding and signage program reflects the heritage of the college and its future. The red “Pierce Arch” that characterizes the sign system is a reference to the school’s Spanish Mediterranean architecture and also suggests the rolling hills that distinguish the campus. The campus-wide signage includes vehicular directional signs, parking lot identification, campus maps, building identification and pedestrian directional signs.


Client: High Tech High – Los Angeles Charter School
Project: Graphics and Signage

Berliner designed signage throughout the High Tech High campus, as well as a Donor Wall that highlights the companies, foundations and individuals who contributed to High Tech High’s success.  Blade signage made from brushed aluminum marks the entrance to the school, speaking to the school’s modern and technological focus.


Client: Harbor College  (LACCD)
Project: Marquee Signage
Budget: $1,120,00

From the adjacent 110 Freeway, the most prominent feature of LACCD’s Harbor College is its towering marquee sign.  Berliner was tasked with renovating the 75-foot high campus landmark and presented multiple options, all designed to fit within the parameters of the existing structure.  The chosen option, inspired by the nautical industry of the Wilmington area, is characterized by bold shapes and colors and incorporates the school’s Seahawk symbol as a stylized, floating array of panels that gently sway in the wind.

Construction documents included removal of the existing metal “skin”, upgrades to the structure and foundation, a new exterior panel system, and two state-of-the-art electronic message boards, one scaled for freeway views and one aimed toward local college traffic.