Jill Spaeth

Partner

With 20 years of experience in wayfinding and EGD, Jill brings a business-centric perspective to the design process, allowing clients to benefit from her high level of compliance and documentation expertise. Jill began her career at an architectural firm, building the wayfinding and graphic design studio while working closely with the architecture and interior design teams to ensure branding was a part of every project. At Spaeth Hill, Jill employs fiscal responsibility and insight to help chart the business’ growth.

Jill finished an executive education at Yale School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2014, Jill was the only woman of five nominees selected to sit on the national board of the largest professional association for design, AIGA. She oversaw programs and initiatives for the organization’s 30,000 members with a specific focus on fundraising and scholarship development, including the launch of the DC chapter’s scholarship program in 2007.

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When to Consider a Comprehensive Sign Plan

Over the course of my years of experience as an architectural signage consultant, my clients in commercial real estate, whether property managers, developers or land owners, often ask when they should pursue the development of a Comprehensive Sign Plan (CSP) for their property.

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A Valuable Sign Tool for Property Managers

The Sign Allowance Matrix (SAM) was born out of necessity—clients consistently asked us to help them clarify how much signage they had and how much more they could add. And, more often than not, this request stems from a lease negotiation with a potential tenant who is interested in significant square footage in the building.

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What to Consider When Developing a Comprehensive Sign Plan

Despite the time and expense, a Comprehensive Sign Plan (CSP) has offered our clients in commercial real estate numerous benefits over the long-term. Better design coupled with thoughtful wayfinding all through a customized signage program will uniquely position and visually enhance your campus, community or real estate investment.

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