Collaborations: U.S. Naval Hospital
U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa
People Signs (PS) collaborated with the Naval Design
team to complete and execute plans for a facility-wide,
wayfinding program from front door to points of egress.
The facility is "the largest overseas hospital in the
United States Navy ... providing professional health
care for the more than 55,000 beneficiaries on
Okinawa and referral services for nearly 189,000
beneficiaries distributed around the Pacific."
Provide facility survey and mapping, product
recommendation, logistics for shipment by sea,
Customs oversight, sequential scheduling of project
phases in coordination with other trades, on-site
oversight of installation, and post-project summary
PS was called in after another provider failed to meet
the client’s requirements on the front end of the project.
As a consequence of the delayed re-start, we were
responsible to complete the project in a seriously
compressed time frame. All signage was supplied in
English and Japanese.
Working within the open design plan specified, PS
proposed a product more readily available that could
meet the specifications of the variety of signs required
as well as tie in with the previous designs already
accepted. PS was an integral member of the project
team providing logistical coordination as well as sign
and wayfinding expertise. We met the demands of the
previously imposed deadline on time and on budget.