GDS Inc. has been providing wayfinding signage, planning services and environmental graphic design concepts since 1996. While GDS has deep expertise and experience in the hospital/healthcare environment, we have also designed creative signage solutions for schools, universities, and corporate facilities.
The birthplace of GDS. Our 3,000 square foot New England location boasts both a state of the art production shop and full service administrative front office. Our seasoned team of professionals excels in developing conceptual signage designs and making them a reality. With over 50 years of combined experience it is easy to see why our presence in the Northeast grows stronger each and every year.
After establishing ourselves, we ventured into the expansion and began to offer our comprehensive services within the tri-state area. Shortly after doing so we opened a project management, graphic design and installation office to properly accommodate our clients' daily requests. Located just outside of Manhattan and moments away from the five boroughs resides our 2,000 square foot New York based shop.
GDS offers complete and comprehensive graphic design services. Our creative team will work directly with you to come up with visual concepts for all your signage, providing detailed drawings for your approval. We have over 15 years of experience working with clients on a myriad of design ideas, ranging from basic to highly custom, high-end signage. Most importantly, though, we design your signage to not only be aesthetically pleasing and creative, but to be fully functional and cost-effective.
Are you experiencing problems with your visitors and patients losing their way, and constantly asking your staff for directions? Let GDS perform a comprehensive wayfinding analysis, and recommend solutions that will improve the overall experience of your patients and visitors. Embracing new technologies, GDS will develop a wayfinding approach that will incorporate not only static signage, but smartphones, digital signage/kiosks, and the Web as well. A total "Closed-Loop" system.
One of the key ingredients to our success in the architectural signage marketplace is that we develop tight relationships with our clients by providing turn-key project management. Your GDS Project Manager will be responsible for seeing your signage program through from conception to completion including wayfinding consulting, graphic design, code compliance review, project cost estimating, fabrication updates, installation planning, and on-going customer service.
We offer a full range of interior signage for any and all facilities. The hallmark of the GDS sign system is its "changeability". Our system utilizes computer-generated inserts, allowing changes to signs to be made in minutes instead of days.
GDS provides exterior signage for corporate identification and Wayfinding, ranging from simple banners, to post and panel signs, monument signs, wood/carved signs, internally illuminated channel letters, pylon and monument signs.
Let GDS help make your facility ADA, NFPA and all other code compliant. We know exactly what is needed to ensure your restroom, stairwell, fire evacuation maps or any other code-required signage passes any inspection.
In 2013 we started a company to develop the leading Interactive Wayfinding & Customer Engagement Solutions for the Healthcare market in the US. Connexient integrates compelling features to deliver valued services.
Connexient™ is dedicated to creating innovative Indoor Mapping, Digital Wayfinding and Indoor Location-based Services Solutions for Healthcare and other Enterprise verticals to improve the patient and visitor experience, increase staff and operational productivity and reduce costs.
Our MediNav™ Patient Experience application helps Hospitals and Healthcare Networks to improve services and support an ongoing relationship with their patients. We are now developing industry-specific versions for Education (Universities, Colleges and other institutions) and Corporate Headquarters and Campuses, as well as an API and SDK that will allow any organization to integrate Connexient’s robust mapping services and platform into existing applications and IT infrastructure.
Connexient™ is completely dedicated to providing Enterprise-grade Indoor Mapping services and support on an ongoing basis so that you can focus on your technology and services to visitors and staff.
Connexient™ provides an interlocking set of tools and services to make the maintenance of indoor maps, wayfinding and location-based content Enteprise quality without draining your internal resources.
To minimize your maintenance requirements and maximize utility for your visitors and staff, our applications must work together with other software, information and services already in place - such as your Web site CMS.
As Beth Israel transitioned to Mount Sinai Beth Israel it became clear that they were going to experience a thorough re-branding effort. The administration decided to enlist GDS to perform a full, comprehensive wayfinding study and use this to design a brand new interior and exterior signage system. Our project management staff conducted an in […]
Through GDS’ Design and Planning consulting services, Elmhurst Hospital Center effectuated a campus-wide insert-based interior signage refresh.The wayfinding and identification programs we developed direct the flow of traffic through the Hospital’s labyrinth of Wings and Annex Buildings, all while incorporating the many languages that encompass the facility’s mixed population. We completed the First Floor as […]
Coney Island Hospital is one of the more historically rich and recognizable healthcare facilities in the New York area. Located just off of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, this hospital is a hub for the communities medical needs for over a century and continues to grow as the years pass by. Since they have been […]
GDS successfully fabricated and installed both interior and exterior signage for Ellis Medicine at their new Urgent Care Center and Medical Office Building in Clifton Park, NY in October of 2012. The scope of work called for GDS to participate in the design process and recommend materials, colors, text layouts and installation methods. The exterior […]