3 February 2017

AIA Austin’s newest committee, Women in Architecture, chaired by Page Principal Wendy Dunnam Tita, announces its inaugural three-week event, Shape the Conversation, starting February 8 through March 2. Events include a kick-off Opening Party on Friday, February 10, with guest speaker Wendy Davis.

Recognizing the extraordinary achievements of women architects in Texas and beyond, the goal of “Women in Architecture Exhibits and Events Series” is to increase awareness of the breadth of women designers in the built environment and in order to increase diversity and inclusion in the profession. Pagers Jenna Steinbeck and Julie Pizzo contributed to the design and organization of the events.

Shape the Conversation will feature three exhibitions highlighting the work of women architects throughout the years, across the nation and in Travis County: 1850 to the Future (at 249 W. 2nd Street, originally shown and created by AIA Houston); Shaping Austin (at 249 W. 2nd Street) and National Outlook, Local Stories (at Goldsmith Hall, UT School of Architecture).

Women in Architecture will also include a number of lunchtime roundtable panels and happy hours hosted by women-led and local architecture firms.  Donations raised during exhibits and events will support a leadership development program in development for all AIA Austin members and associates.  Shelby Blessing and Diana Su have been leading the research and development of that program with Wendy Dunnam Tita.  The goal of the program is to strengthen leadership skills and increase diversity in the profession.  The program will begin in 2018.

For more information about Women in Architecture and Shape the Conversation events, visit https://aiaaustin.org/committee/women-architecture.

31 January 2017

Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics designed a book cover for Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Planning and Design, which explores urban ecological design.

The book was recently named a Best Books of 2016 by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, noting the book’s ability to make complex ideas more accessible.

Nature & Cities includes 17 essays from leading planners and landscape architects from around the globe. Page/Dyal friend Frederick Steiner is editor, along with George Thompson and Armando Carbonell.

Congratulations to editors and all contributors of the book!

9 December 2016

Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics was engaged to develop new brand identities for KUT and KUTX, as well as create a marketing campaign for KUTX. Austin Public Radio Station KUT has been a respected source of news, information, music and entertainment for more than 50 years. Previously a single frequency, KUT acquired an additional frequency in 2013, which became KUTX 98.9. With this addition, KUT 90.5 became dedicated to news and remained Austin’s NPR Station, while KUTX 98.9 became dedicated to music. When it started, the new station adopted the same logo and identity DNA that was already established for KUT, with color as the differentiators. While the stations are often thought of as siblings that share parents, they each have their unique content, voice and personality. Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics’ charge and goal was to develop new brand identities for each of the stations that accurately portray the missions, attributes and brand voices.

5 December 2016

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has turned to a trusted firm with a longstanding relationship with the university to help raise its reputational profile. Dyal Branding & Graphics, A Page Company (Page/Dyal), will collaborate with Sol Marketing, an Austin-based entity, to develop a brand positioning strategy and a supporting visual identity system to solidly position McCombs as a leading top-tier business school.

Page/Dyal has previously completed several major brand projects for The University of Texas System, including the academic brand for the flagship campus at Austin and identities for the newly-opened Dell Medical School as well as the Blanton Museum of Art. They also have created marketing campaigns in support of UT Austin initiatives. Page/Dyal designs wayfinding systems, architectural graphics, signage, exhibit design, retail design and themed or branded spaces. It has completed branding and graphics projects across a wide range of client industries in the U.S. from corporations to museums to non-profits to architecture firms.

According to Carla Fraser, Page/Dyal co-founder, ““We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with one of the most valuable and highly regarded educational brands in the U.S. With several UT alumni in our studio, we find it both personally and professionally rewarding to be selected by the McCombs School of Business at this exciting time for the College; in short, we are thrilled to be involved.” Co-founder Herman Dyal, a graduate of the UT School of Architecture, was recently named by DAM Magazine as the most significant individual in the Austin art and design community.

The faculty at the McCombs School of Business are ranked fifth in the world for research productivity*; the undergraduate program is tied for first among schools with the most top 10 business specialties**; and the MBA program was recently named the No. 1 best value among top-tier business schools in America**. The school’s objective is to elevate its reputational profile to match its performance, both domestically and abroad.

Page/Dyal and Sol Marketing will initiate the brand positioning process with a comprehensive review of McCombs’ reputational strengths, which will include an extensive brand study among multiple stakeholder groups. The school last conducted a major brand evaluation in 2005, so the makeup of prospective and current student as well as alumni audiences will have changed dramatically. Other audiences to be surveyed include faculty, staff, corporate partners and industry influencers.

The first milestone of the McCombs brand strategy is expected to be completed in six to nine months.

30 March 2016

We are pleased to announce that we are now a consulting service at Page, a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm with offices across the U.S. and affiliates abroad. As Dyal Branding & Graphics, A Page Company, we will continue to provide consulting services to our existing and new clients across multiple industries, while expanding the Page client services with Branding & Graphics. This move allows us to elevate the level of our services through expanded resources.

Our team will be led by Herman Dyal, FAIA, Page Principal and Branding & Graphics Director; and Carla Fraser, MPA, Page Principal and Branding & Graphics Director. 

Page’s consulting business model fully supports Dyal Branding & Graphics in continuing to provide service to existing and new clients in the same manner we have for the past six years. The Page model supports all of its consulting groups in working with other multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firms without conflict of interest.

Our new structure will enable Dyal Branding & Graphics to offer our clients enhanced service through additional staff and resources. We will also will implement a strategy to expand the scope of work offered to both national and international clients.

With roots extending back to 1898, Page provides architecture, interiors, planning, consulting and engineering services throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s diverse, international portfolio encompasses the healthcare, academic, government and science and technology sectors, as well as civic, corporate and urban housing projects. Page Southerland Page, Inc. has 500 employees across offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. 

Learn more about Page at www.pagethink.com.