City of Asylum

The Masonic Temple, one of North Avenue’s most beautiful vacant buildings, rises from the ashes.

After a massive renovation project, City of Asylum’s new headquarters includes their offices, a restaurant, and a bookstore in a stunning setting on the Central Northside’s main drag.

LK developed interior window signage and exterior signage for the new space, incorporating several languages and materials to produce a design truly reflective of this multicultural literary organization.

We worked with a range of partners, including Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects, Dunham reGroup, Indovina Associates Architects, and TriState Reprographics who cleared many hurdles to ensure the design and lighting met historic requirements.

Alphabet City building
Close up of Alphabet City sign
City of Asylum Bookstore window sign
Casuella window sign