In 2012, the City of Lake Forest asked Melichar Architects to examine and evaluate the City’s existing entry roadway signage. It was the City’s concern that the entry signage needed to better communicate the true character of Lake Forest as one of the most unique communities in the country. Melichar Architects researched historic precedents both locally and throughout the country and determined that the new signage should include design attributes that are unique rather than generic. Everything from the lettering font style, to the contoured signboard shape, to the detailed post and arm configuration was carefully examined and designed to create a timeless sculptural and focal piece. This project has been awarded an Infill Award for its contextual compatibility with the traditional fabric of the community.