Thanks for the opportunity to add comments.
I like Option B much more than Option A. The deeper colors are bolder, more dramatic, fresh and sophistcated. The yellow tones in long hallways create a sickly, weak atmosphere.
I also think it will be easier to maintain Option B.
The lighting system shown adding the reflective element to the ceiling is a definite and smart improvement. It would be great if color could be used as an element of the lighting and to assist with way finding. This is being done often at hotels and even airplanes lately. It is not expensive. Please consider.
The casing of the fire supression elements look good too. Is there an opportunity there to create a more defined molding effect by darkening the color of this by two or three tones thereby creating differentiation? That would be interesting to see in a mock-up.
That said, there is a certain "institutional" feel to all of it. This is not a dormitory, hospital or an office building. But that is what the presented options most certainly evoke.
I'm left underwhlemed by all of the selected lighting fixtures in both Option A and B. There is a cheap plastic feel to them. This seems like a missed opportunity to do something a bit more creative with more interesting materials than just plain old white plastic. We need a greater sense of style and craftsmanship here. Please look at this. I do like the new logo blended into the plastic ...perhaps this can be taken a step further to something generally more exciting.
The elevator landings are also very bland and unwelcoming. It seems to me that living right in the middle of one of the most interesting, if not the best, arts and crafts region in the country that we could come up with something a bit more exciting and welcoming to residents and our guests. This should also be extended the stairwells by the lobbys, especially from the first to the second floor because people typically skip the elevator and go up one flght of stairs.
Also, it is imperative that the sign system throughout all of the buildings (as I presume the roadways will be) is refreshed to match the new logo and font. There is nothing worse than seeing a renovation that overlooks this detail leaving the visitor with the notion that there was a remodel but "they were too cheap" to update the sign system. There are great things being done these days with reprographics and overlay applications at costs much less than before. I hope that we can see samples of these in the future.
What about the lobby areas? Do we get to see mock-ups of these?
Thanks for all of the good work on this.