What are Architectural Signs?

“Architectural signage” is a vague term, but it essentially means pretty much what you think it means: “signs on buildings”. Architectural signs usually identify the buildings on which they are installed. However, there’s more to architectural signs than that. Typically, when we discuss architectural signs we’re talking about a series of signs –or a sign system– that exists on a number of related buildings.

Architectural signs can take the form of plaques, dimensional letters, channel letters, or acrylic signs on walls or monuments. We have a team of expert signage consultants who can help you with the creation of your customized Architectural Signs. If you want to discuss more the sign related services we offer, give us a call today.

Types of Architectural Signs

Channel Letters

Channel letters are custom-made, raised letters for signage. Channel letters are custom-made metal or plastic letters commonly used in exterior signage on public and commercial buildings, and often internally illuminated.

Dimensional letters

Channel letters that are not illuminated are generally referred to as dimensional letters. Many signs only operate on two-dimensional planes, but dimensional letters utilize the third-dimension

Monument Signs

Monument Signs are a type of ground sign with low overall height and are a very common sign type. Monument signs do not attach to a building. Typically, Monument Signs are no more than 8′ – 10′ tall and can include a variety of sign elements

Pylon Signs

Pylon signs are freestanding structures supported by poles. These signs can be illuminated or non-illuminated and are a great option for a variety of businesses. These type of signs are easily visible due to their height.

Architectural Signs Features

Exceptional visibility

When you need to convey an important message, Architectural signs exceptional visibility guarantees more impressions than traditional signage.


They must clearly be of a piece and all related with one another. Consistent use of colors, fonts, and materials is also key.


Architectural Signs are very durable signs.

Integrates Brand Identity

Architectural designs are used to build brand identity.

What are Architectural signs For?

Architectural signs are typically used to identify a series of interconnected or related buildings. They are most commonly found on campuses. George Washington University in DC, for example, uses architectural signs. But it’s not just education campuses; business and government complexes also use architectural signs.

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