Wayfinding consulting services to public and private facilities


Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

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Interior & Exterior Wayfinding Signs

Massachusetts State House

Boston, MA

After conducting wayfinding environmental analyses and user analyses, CGA prepared a phased wayfinding masterplan and designed new exterior and interior signs (with Nicolson + Associates) CGA also designed exterior and interior You-Are-Here maps.

In commissioning this wayfinding project, the Department of State Buildings wanted to offer better access to the State House for all citizens, improve access for people with disabilities, address security concerns, respect the historic architecture, and provide a model wayfinding system for other state buildings.

The Massachusetts State House is an historic landmark, originally completed in 1798, with additions in 1831 and 1914-1917. Situated on 6.7 acres in downtown Boston, the State House overlooks the Boston Common. This multi-use building houses the governor’s office, offices for state representatives, meeting and hearing rooms and event spaces. The State House is the top tourist destination in Massachusetts and contains many art treasures as well as historical and cultural artifacts.