Ministry of Children and Family Development

The Ministry of Children and Family Development of the BC Government partners with numerous agencies to provide services for the well-being of children, youth, and families. Cygnus was asked to provide an environmental graphics program for the offices in Kelowna, BC. The 3,500 m2 space was spread over two floors and accommodates 190 government staff.

Government of British Columbia
Kelowna, BC
Other Stakeholders
  • Leading Workplace Strategies

We took care of the design of a visually cohesive and aesthetically appealing system of environmental graphics to be integrated into the built environment.

In collaborating with Westbank First Nations advisors and the resident Ministry, Cygnus used local landmarks and flora & fauna as inspiration for the designs. A series of custom symbolic animal silhouettes and pictograms representing Westbank First Nations teachings were created to identify special meeting and interview rooms.

Large duo-tone photographs were combined with custom flora & fauna illustrations or topographical line patterns to create truly unique storytelling feature walls and privacy film throughout the Ministry spaces.