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N45 Architecture Inc.: Logo design and branding for Canadian architects

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).

N45 Architecture Inc. Logo and Branding by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website

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.

Logo for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Logo

Symbol for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Symbol

“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.”

Website (Portfolio 1) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website (Portfolio 2) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website (Portfolio 3) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website (About 1) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website (About 2) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Website

Letterpress business card (back) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Letterpress business card (back) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Letterpress business card (detail) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Letterpress Business Cards

Envelopes for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Letterhead for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Letterhead (detail) for N45 Architecture Inc. by Ottawa Graphic Designer idApostle

Stationery (envelope and letterhead)

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

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Branding for Ottawa architects N45 Architecture Inc, including logo design, website and letterpress business cards
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