Our relationship with Craine Architecture goes back to 2003 when Dan Craine was a young entrepreneurial architect and we began nudging colors (other than his favorite brown and grey) into his business papers. One of the most versatile designers in the region, Dan has been growing a business worthy of praise—designing vertical mixed-use, luxury residential, and historic projects. With all of Craine Architecture’s growth, he is committed to communicating with clarity and purpose. Signage and stationery was just the beginning. With his team, we have transformed the interior workplace into a design playground for seriously talented people.
About the Crane…
In Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cultures, the crane represents good fortune and longevity. Here, the crane is an intention for harmony—a suggestion of things that can be built with simple materials and tools. It is a homophonous symbol of the founder’s name. For good measure, a massive blue, 3D, paper (steel) crane named Charlie (Parker) welcomes everyone who walks to the front door.
Not only are the people at Craine Architecture seriously fun, they are also generous. “The Wall of Happiness” is a tool depot, bookshelf (for swapping), and well-organized toy shelf for guests and staff alike. After originally designing and installing the shelving on the wall, our job now is to keep it fresh seasonally with custom items that are smart, useful, and full of delight.