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Signage Design Standards and Guidelines – Boulder & Gaithersburg

The Signage Design Standards and Guidelines, completed in 2020 for Gaithersburg and 2021 for Boulder, provide information about colors and materials, typeface, sign types and applicable designs to be used on each campus for consistent interior and exterior wayfinding, room identification and building identification signage.  All new building projects and major renovations shall comply with these design standards.

Boulder Signage Design Standards and Guidelines 

Gaithersburg Signage Design Standards and Guidelines 

Please contact the OFPM/Capital Asset Management & Facilities Planning Group for the following related signage information:

  • Vector files for original art, symbols and logos
  • Gaithersburg Campus perimeter sign location drawings
  • Gaithersburg Exterior sign locations site plan & message schedule
  • Gaithersburg Interior concourse sign location key plan & message schedule
  • Boulder Appendix containing exterior message schedules & sign locations key plan, and Building 1 Spine message schedule & sign location key plan



Susan Cantilli
(301) 975-8833
susan.cantilli [at] (susan[dot]cantilli[at]nist[dot]gov)

Created June 14, 2022, Updated May 16, 2023