MARJON Design Code

Branding & Signage Strategy

A multi-skilled LHC team worked closely with the University of St Mark and St John on a project to refresh their Plymouth campus.

The team worked hard to understand the University’s needs in terms of remodelling the existing buildings and interiors, and designing new spaces. LHC went on to develop a long-term feasibility masterplan for the single campus site, together with space planning, interiors, landscaping and a new Design Code with a branding and signage strategy.




Architecture, Graphics, Interior Design




Summer 2017

The strategic thinking evolved into a £6m project to address the University’s tired and dated estate. Work included refreshing the 1970’s original teaching accommodation; reviewing the principal entrance location to both the site and the main building, providing a new location for central student support services and a new social hub, and expanding of the University’s performance arts facilities.



The first phase of work is complete and features a remodelled Student Services & Reception area, and a new Student Union.

Running alongside the masterplanning and architectural design, the Graphics team was commissioned to develop a new Design Code which included a Wayfinding & Signage Strategy.

The Design Code, led by Graphic Design Associate Phil Sanders, gives the Marjons team a blueprint for the future and enables them to roll out new signage, wayfinding, furniture and fittings, materials and interior specification – while improving and maintaining consistency of brand and appearance across the site.





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