Vantis – A Shea Properties Development

  • Multi Family
  • Wayfinding / Architectural Signage
  • Aliso Viejo, California

Signage supports a sense of place in a phased release, wrap multi-family development

Vantis was Waypoint’s first project working with the Shea Properties team. A 435-unit, four-story, wrap-style development, Vantis includes a myriad of amenities in a large-scale property set within a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood. The Shea team asked Waypoint to assist in developing signage that would help to create a sense of place throughout the property, with an emphasis on individual unit doorways.  Strong, vertical unit IDs were developed utilizing bamboo plywood, with routered numbers revealing an acrylic backer. As a wrap development, Vantis required a thoughtful wayfinding strategy to ensure that residents can find their way throughout the development, to courtyards amenities and to the central above-grade parking garage. At the same time, the development was built and released in phases, yet the local authorities required life safety elements (including code signage) to be installed throughout the building prior to authorizing the release of any units. Waypoint worked closely with the general contractor and the general contractor’s subs to ensure that signage installation was carefully coordinated in order to support the phased residential leasing and move-ins. Snyder Langston Residential was the general contractor for the multi-family project, and Architects Orange was the architect.

The installation team working carefully to ensure that the signage is aligned with lighting and individual doorbells.

Unit ID's involved routered numbers out of bamboo plywood, revealing a matte white acrylic.

Simple but effective!

Wayfinding in a wrap project is complicated. Clarity in signage and messaging assists residents in finding their way.

Within the corridors, signage continued to leverage bamboo, creating continuity.

Interior stairwell signage utilized a simpler presentation to allow budget dollars to be directed at resident-facing signage.

Exterior amenity signage presenting life safety and rules.

Signage being packaged for shipping to Aliso Viejo, California.