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Innovative and Artistic Design

Features Unique Architectural Elements

The design has elements that are distinct and set the building apart from typical designs. This can be done in a variety of ways such as a unique cornice line or distinctive trim.

Unique Architectural Elements

Utilizes Sustainable Building Design

The design incorporates sustainable practices to reduce the building’s environmental impact. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. One example, is to use low impact materials. Another, is to incorporate a green-wall or a solar-wall. Businesses can also accommodate active transportation by providing bike racks.

Sustainable Building Design

Incorporates Texture, Pattern, Shapes, Colours and Materials to Create a Unique Design

The design utilizes texture, pattern, colour or material to create a distinct appearance. This can be done by using a combination of colour and pattern that creates visual interest, or by using materials in a creative way to create a distinct appearance. This can also be done by simply using several colours or materials.

Texture Pattern Shapes Colours

Features a Public Art Element

The project incorporates an element of public art such as a mural or sculpture. This is useful for creating visual interest on an otherwise blank wall. A mural or sculptural element could have the added effect of indicating the type of business.

Public Art


Image Credits: “Coffee shop mural” by Flickr user Ruth Hartnup under CC Attribution 2.0 License.

Last updated: 2/26/2016 3:46:53 PM