All signage and signage programs, including building identification, wayfinding, and historic markers, are submitted for review and approval by the Public Design Commission. Before preparing a submission for a signage proposal, please review the Commission's Signage References and General Information on Place, Commemorative, and Other Historic Markers. Checklists should be used to ensure that submissions are complete and included with submission packages.

Conceptual Review

Conceptual review and approval is required for all large-scale signage and signage systems. Submissions should be made early in the design process when drawings are at the pre-schematic level.

Conceptual Review Submission Checklist for Signage

Preliminary Review

All signage is submitted for preliminary review and approval at the end of the schematic design phase. Preliminary approval is conditioned upon submission of the project for final review and approval within two years. If significant design changes are made during design development subsequent to preliminary approval, the project is submitted for committee review and approval prior to proceeding to final drawings.

Preliminary Review Submission Checklist for Signage

Final Review

Final review and approval is based on the submission of construction drawings and is conditioned upon commencement of work within two years of the final approval date.

Final Review Submission Checklist for Signage

Final Sign-off

Final sign-off occurs at the substantial completion of a project and requires the submission of digital and physical photographic documentation. Photographs must clearly and comprehensively show the completed project so that the Commission can confirm that a project was built as approved. Photographs should be printed in color on 8.5” x 11” photographic or archival paper and labeled on the back with the project title, view, and Department of Buildings job number (if DOB sign-off is required).