Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pittsburgh Progress

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Vital Signs does a large amount of work for the PIT in various capacities. Recently, we had the enjoyable opportunity to make signs for a very neat project, which was just unveiled at the airport yesterday (July 24, 2019). The project is a new sensory room, called Presley's Place.

Presley's Place is being touted as the most comprehensive sensory-friendly airport suite in the world. The room was designed to accommodate individuals who are on the Autism spectrum; have sensory processing issues or other neurodevelopmental challenges. The idea for the room came from Jason Rudge, a PIT heavy equipment operation and the father of 4 year old Presley.

The Un-Veiling of Presley's Place

How Will The Room Help?

The link between brain and behavior is called 'sensory integration'. Most folks are able to regulate (receive and respond) to the various stimuli that they receive all day long, but for others there can be serious challenges in integrating the incoming stimuli. Add to this, the fact that airline travel is already stressful for most of us. It can be overwhelming for a person with sensory challenges.

Presley's Place Complete With Bubble Tubes

Enter Pittsburgh International Airport

Presley Checking Things Out

Presley In The Mock Airplane Cabin

The Pittsburgh Airport is in the midst of a costly, but much needed redevelopment effort. I think that the addition of this sensory room is not only inspired, it's smart! Presley's Place offers a calming respite for travelers with sensory processing issues and their families to de-escalate prior to getting on a plane or even after landing. To best understand the needs of this community, a variety of parents; caregivers and professionals were brought together to share their experiences and to offer suggestions for the room's design.

Key Features of Presley's Place (1500 sf) include:

  • A realistic airplane cabin experience
  • Private Soundproof Spaces
  • Adjustable Lighting
  • Transitional space between the concourse and room with real-time flight information and interactive terminal map
  • A sensory-friendly restroom with adult changing station and adjustable sink
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Individual Rooms With Bubble Tubes 

Kudos to the Pittsburgh International Airport

Presley's Place is one shining example of the airport's on-going commitment to serve ALL passengers! Thanks for allowing Vital Signs to be a part of such a rewarding project!

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* Images & information for this post was obtained from the Pittsburgh International Airport website.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Need Signs?

Obtaining signage for your business or event does not have to be a hassle. In fact, we work hard to make the process easy for you. There are considerations to think about when obtaining signage.

Some of the sign details and questions you should consider when planning for your sign(s) are listed below:

  • Where will my sign be used (Interior or Exterior)?
  • What type of sign material should I use (soft or hard)?
  • Do I want a basic sign, high-end sign or something in between?
  • Budget.. What can I afford to spend on signage?
  • Do I need to consider the cost/financing of my signage before I start a business?
  • How do I want the sign mounted?
  • What surface will the sign be mounted to?
  • What type of mount do I need? Hidden or Decorative.
  • How high on the building/surface will my sign be mounted?
  • How long do I need this sign to last?
  • What size/shape do I want/need the sign to be?
  • Do I need a single- sided or double- sided sign?
  • Do I want an illuminated, non-illuminated or indirectly luminated sign?
  • Are there landlord sign guidelines in my lease?
  • Am I required to comply with a franchise sign design?
  • Do I have the occupancy permit for my business location?
  • Do I have a logo for my business?
  • Do I have a design for my sign?
  • Do I need a designer or can I work with your design staff?
  • How many colors do I want to use?
  • Do I want to use a specific font/text for my sign?
  • Do my colors need to be very specific? (PMS/Pantone color chart)

Not sure about the answers to these questions? Give us a call! We will be happy to discuss all of the details with you, make suggestions and brainstorm the possibilities! 

Call Vital Signs TODAY  (412) 494-3308