As Vancouver’s housing market becomes less affordable and harder to enter, nearby New Westminster becomes a destination for those looking for a place to call home. With the influx of new residents, the city realizes the need for a new cultural hub for its citizens. The Anvil Centre is a multi-use civic facility in the downtown with a theatre, conference and meeting rooms, art studios and multi-purpose rooms, civic art gallery, the City’s Museum and Archives, Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, restaurants and retail.

The signage and wayfinding system for the Anvil Centre required exceptional collaboration with project managers, architects, engineers, code enforcers, stakeholders and civic representatives. The successful signage system includes: building and destination identification, directory and directional, room identification, parking, life safety and regulatory signage.

Thorough signage location plans, message scheduling documents and design drawing materials for review and coordination, ensured very few issues when it came time to produce and install.


New Westminster, BC




Completed with PUBLIC's Communication and Architecture teams // Photography by Ema Peters