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Wayfinding Public Input Meeting

July 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concept design review for aviation attraction visitor wayfinding signage at Paine Field

Community invited to weigh in on sign ideas, July 25, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn conference room 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo

EVERETT, Wash., July 10, 2017 – Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism invite the public to review visitor attraction signage system concepts considered for Paine Field.  The project funded with County Lodging Taxes, includes plans for the signage system, also called wayfinding.  There are five attractions located in and around the airport campus each accessed from major highways.  Similar names and separate attraction signs are addressed in this phased project to consider: effectiveness of existing attraction signage, vehicular connections, place-making elements, and a plan with timeline for future implementation.

Concepts presented at the July meeting are created by Tangram Design LLC., an environmental graphics and wayfinding firm from Denver, CO.  The designs are informed by a Tangram site assessment. A community engagement workshop, held in March, reviewed the assessment and feedback contributed to the designs.

“The workshop gave insight about the characteristics and elements of the attractions and helped us understand the experiences stakeholders and the community want for their visitors,” said Tangram Principal, George Lim.

“Public feedback is vital in this kind of decision making and I hope that we receive some direction for how our citizens would like this project to move forward. This visitor attraction signage system is central to getting people to the many attractions at Paine Field,” said Snohomish County Council Chair, Brian Sullivan.

Attendees favored the idea of an aviation attraction district. “Signing a district is more effective than advertising a series of stand-alone experiences,” said Snohomish County Parks and Tourism Director, Tom Teigen.

At the July 25 meeting, four initial concepts with potential locations will be presented for community for input.  The designs offer detail about what inspired the concept.  Illustrations of the signs within the environment show dimensions, content and overall intent of the signage system.

Ideas taken from this meeting will aid in further design development, resulting in an effective visitor wayfinding system unique to Paine Field.  The five existing visitor attractions at Paine Field include:

  • Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
  • Historic Flight Foundation
  • Museum of Flight Restoration Center
  • Future of Flight and Boeing Tour
  • High Trek Adventure Arial Course at Paine Field Community Park

Tangram Design LLC has experience on other signage projects at Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver International Airports and others.  For more information visit, Tangram Design, LLC.


July 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hilton Garden Inn
8401 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo, 98275 United States


Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
(425) 388-3263