SDSU Gateway: A Team Collaboration

When San Diego State University wished to transform its gateway entrances to enhance the campus, improve SDSU's brand image and provide photo sharing opportunities for students, SGPA Architecture and Planning stepped in as the principal consultant to lead the team, design and see the project to its successful completion.

SGPA, a valued Graphic Solutions' partner on many past projects, solicited our help in designing gateway concepts that would complement the existing campus tower's mission revival style of architecture, incorporate the colors, specific materials and the University's established branding.

The team also included KTU+A, landscape architects to create an attractive palette of appropriate, drought-tolerant plantings to reinforce the overall look of the new gateway signs.

Snipe Dye Associates worked with both the city and the university to provide civil engineering, realigning the roads impacted by the new gateways.

The resulting team collaboration delivered the dramatic combination of aesthetic, brand enhancement and sustainability that SDSU envisioned.