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[brian pearce curriculum vitae]


Brian Pearce is an experienced designer who specializes in the planning and design of environmental graphics. He possesses a multidisciplinary design background, with a comprehensive understanding of identity and branding, information design, wayfinding, placemaking, and exhibit design. He works collaboratively with a variety of design professionals and clients, executing projects successfully under the pressure of deadlines and budget constraints. He is self-motivated and possesses excellent organizational, planning and supervisory skills. He has a firm grasp of business principles, and is highly experienced in the development of marketing materials, proposals and contractual agreements. He believes that collaboration with architects, landscape designers, interior designers, and planners yields the best results in every aspect of client satisfaction, user delight, team fulfillment and firm success. Career Highlights: DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR ASSOCIATE Sasaki Associates, Watertown MA / San Francisco, CA 1994 - 2011 Led group of environmental and print designers within this 270-person, nationally and internationally recognized planning, architecture and design firm. Working bi-coastally, has completed an array of signature EGD projects. DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN The Hillier Group, now RMJM, Princeton NJ 1986 - 1994 Led graphics group for national architectural and planning practice. Signature EGD work included the NJ Transit Signage Standards, instituted for one of the largest public transit systems in the US.



South Boston, Massachusetts

Set in the gritty Fort Point Channel area of South Boston, over 1.5 million square feet of new construction and renovation created a new residential and commercial district. The environmental graphics borrow motifs and materials from the historic area’s distinctive industrial warehouses. Neighborhood identities and street signs featuring stencil-cut aluminum graphics, I-beams and channels punctuate the urban landscape with color and brightness. Project Roles: Concept design, project management, contract documentation



Cambridge, MA

This collaboration between interior design and environmental graphics culminated in a dining space that visually supports a message of fresh, natural foods, using color, light and transparent imagery suspended in resin panels. Biogen Idec, an international pharmaceuticals research firm, expanded their headquarters to include the new cafe and main dining area to meet the needs of 1200+ employees. Project Roles: Concept design, project management, contract documentation DETAIL: CURVED RAIL & PANEL SUPPORTS

THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA Alexandria, Virginia

As a feature of an overall Tourism and Economic Development plan, this city-wide system is a comprehensive approach to visitor and resident orientation. Working closely with the Planning and Zoning group and a wide range of stakeholders, a hierarchy of vehicular directionals, city gateways, pedestrian kiosks and parking identification has been developed, with seamless visitor navigation and memorable brand identity as primary goals. The first phase of installation is slated for Fall 2011. Project Roles Creative direction and project management



Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Outstanding Achievement Award 2008 International Downtown Association The new wayfinding system is an integral part of a coordinated Downtown Visitor Amenities masterplan, and represents one the first installed components of the plan. Imbued with a rich heritage stemming from a succession of French, English and Spanish rule and Native American culture, the city offered imagery in many forms for design inspiration. Directional signs, neighborhood markers, kiosks, street names, and interpretive graphics offer fresh, contemporary interpretations of the city’s history and culture. Project Roles Creative direction, project management, construction administration

NATIONAL HARBOR Prince George’s County, Maryland

National Harbor is a mixed-use development site located along the Potomac River just south of Washington, DC. Conceived as a resort and convention destination, it offers an authentic urban experience inspired by Washington DC proper. Directional signs, parking identification and kiosks help visitors, hotel guests, and conventioneers navigate the site. The wayfinding unifies the vibrant district that features unique public art, architecture, lighting and landscape design. Project Roles Creative direction, detailing and materials direction



An integral part of the campus master plan, the signage system simplifies navigation, unifies the campus, and enhances the overall physical environment. The design solution reflects a classic New England preparatory school sensibility. Understated and enduring, the signs are locally-crafted from painted red cedar and feature elegant joinery and blackened steel hardware. Project Roles Creative direction, programming, contract drawings, construction administration

TECHNOLOGY SQUARE @ MIT Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technology Square at MIT is a first-class location for research and development, retail venues and residences, with a lively atmosphere that is attractive to both visitors and residents of the city. Gateway signs, vehicular directional signs, and map kiosks help visitors navigate the site. Retail sign standards were developed to ensure high quality, legible graphics for current and future tenants. Project Roles Creative direction, programming, contract drawings, construction administration



Framingham, Massachusetts

In cooperation with the families, a memorial garden was designed and dedicated to the seven TJX female associates who were lost on September 11, 2001. This contemplative garden features trellis screens and a canopy of river birch trees around a curved, softlyglowing glass sculpture. Seven etched-glass panels contain images and words contributed by the families that reinforce the unique identities of the individuals. Project Role [memorial element] Creative direction, contract drawings, construction administration, featured speaker at dedication

BRISTER’S HILL at Walden Woods

Lincoln, Massachusetts

Merit Award in Communications Boston Society of Landscape Architects On an 18-acre parcel of land near Walden Pond, wayfinding and interpretive path exhibits were created for Brister’s Hill. Slated for development, the site was rescued by Don Henley, famed Eagles’ front man and long-time Thoreau fan. Granite and bronze markers interpret Thoreau’s thoughts and writings on ecology and society and the links between them. Project Role Creative direction, technical detailing, contract administration


Selected Project Experience Au Bon Pain

Various Locations

Graphics Guidelines

Core Expertise

Biogen Idec Inc.

Planning, design, and execution of wayfinding, branding/identity, and exhibit systems

Lobby Graphics

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software: Adobe CS5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), MS Access/MS Word

Cabot Corporation

Professional Affiliation

History Display & Interior Signage System

Society for Environmental Graphic Design

Awards International Downtown Association, Outstanding Achievement Award in Transportation, Downtown Baton Rouge Wayfinding Signage Project, 2008 Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award in Communications, Walden Woods, Brister’s Hill, 2007


Boston, Massachusetts

California State University Monterey Bay Monterey, California

Exterior Campus Signage Program Central Maine Medical Center Lewiston, Maine

Interior and Exterior Signage Program

Cleveland, Ohio

LRT / Transit Signage and Kiosks

Waterfront Park Signage System

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Contract Magazine, “TJX Family Memorial Garden,” March 2003

Contra Costa Centre

Corporate Interiors 3, 2000 Edition

Community Wayfinding System

Contract Magazine, “Putnam Investments Signage,” June 1999

Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit

Athletic Business Magazine, “Sign Sense,” January 1998

Transit Signage System & Standards

Beloit College, Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Photography

References Available, upon request

Contact Information e: p: 508.733.6440

National Park Service Various Locations

Signage Assessment: Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island/Governor’s Island/Roger Williams Memorial / Morristown NHP

National University of Singapore Singapore

Campus Exterior Wayfinding Guidelines Route 128 Multimodal Facility Dedham. MA

Amtrak / MBTA Station Sign Program

San Diego Unified Port District San Diego, California

Springfield Convention Center Springfield, Massachusetts

Wayfinding & Identity Signage

College Planning & Management magazine, “Seizing an Opportunity,” May 2009


Regional Hub Signage System

Signage Guidelines

Council Bluffs River’s Edge Park

Interiors Magazine, “US HealthCare,” December 1991

San Francisco, California

Cleveland Waterfront

College Planning & Management magazine, “Show Me the Way,” February 2010

Urban Land Magazine, “Urban Wayfinding Greater Cleveland Sign Master Plan,” April 1996

Metropolitan Transit Commission

Pleasant Hill, CA

Cleveland, Ohio

Fitcorp Inc.,

Various Locations, MA

Fitness Center Identity Programs Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Yard Accessibility Signage System John F. Kennedy Center Washington, DC

Exterior Wayfinding Program Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Campus Wayfinding Guidelines & Gateways

The Arsenal on the Charles Project Watertown, Massachusetts

Identity and Site Signage Guidelines

TJX Corporate Headquarters Framingham, Massachusetts

Café Signage, 9/11 Memorial, and Interior Sign Program United States Military Academy West Point, York

Interior Wayfinding Program University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California

Student Resource Building Walden Woods Project Concord, Massachusetts

Brister’s Hill Interpretive Path Yosemite Lodge Reconstruction Yosemite National Park, California

Interior and Exterior Signage Program

Brian Pearce 508.733.6440

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