Equinox developed conceptual design and construction documents for the Craven Street Trailhead. This trailhead serves as a “pocket park” and as a critical intersection for the Asheville greenway system along the riverfront. Equinox developed interpretive and wayfinding signage for the project. Significant investment was made for the interpretive and wayfinding signage, including a panel series totaling 16 feet that interprets the history (environmental and cultural) of the French Broad River and its surrounding landscape. The interpretive signs were placed in a custom-designed pergola made from cor-ten steel to help create an iconic landmark along the river corridor. Thematic elements of the signage include the history of the Cherokee along the river, the great flood of 1916—which destroyed the riverfront, African-American leaders, and the recent revitalization of the river. Equinox developed the interpretive themes and language for these panels.
Client: City of Asheville