N45 Architecture Inc. is a Canadian architecture and design firm based in Ottawa, Ontario. N45 delivers an interactive process that materializes each client’s vision while considering the long-term impact of design decisions. Their work includes the beautiful Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (seen in the image directly below).
Branding a Canadian Architectural Firm
Clients of N45 Architecture Inc. enjoy direct contact with a senior partner throughout the design and building process ensures clear communication. The process of successfully designing, building, and managing a project relies on continuous input, feedback, and understanding and we wanted the N45 branding to convey these ongoing conversations.
The symbol is constructed of two elements—an abstract n and a line placed at 45 degrees—to form a speech bubble. The symbol can also be interpreted as an open door, or as breaking free from a box—both in thinking and in design. Green is used to convey a healthy relationship.
Quotations relating to the theme of conversation are used on the back of the letterhead, and letterpress business cards provide a lovely tactile element to the branding, reflecting the high-quality results of N45’s partnerships.
“N45 successfully blends the design disciplines of architecture, planning, project/construction management and interior design into a complete design service. Our partners, working with key senior staff, place strong emphases on design solutions that are to be innovative and contemporary with a high regard for humanity and the environment.”
See the Branding Presentation Decks Shown to N45 Architecture
To see how idApostle presents concepts, have a look at the original design presentation deck for N45 Architecture as well as a second concept.
Deliverables: logo, website, letterpress business cards, stationery