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Diamond Schmitt Architects

CONTENT IS KING.

DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS

With twenty new projects going live this year Diamond Schmitt’s new website is truly communicating the pulse of the company.

VIEW BY GRID OR BY LIST

Users can change the view and browse projects in a visual grid-view or in a list with more detailed information.

VIDEO PLAYER

The video player is integrated into the website’s visual aesthetic so the experience remains consistent even if a user wants to view a video.

Full Screen

Photos this beautiful deserve to be seen as large as possible – each project contains a option to open a full-screen image gallery.

TIMELINE

Diamond Schmitt’s history page was designed to function as an interactive timeline. Users can scrub through time and see some of the company’s most renowned works.

The site is always providing users with links to related projects and additional information so there’s no dead-end pages.

EDITORIAL VARIETY

To keep pages fresh and interesting, we designed pages like an editorial and not a typical webpage. The site takes advantage of 21 unique templates.

CULTURE

The firm’s most important assets are its people and community. A careers and culture section was designed to explain how Diamond Schmitt promotes diversity and sustainability, providing potential employees with a good idea of the firm’s character and values.

INTRANET

With the success of the new site, Evoke Solutions was also asked to design the company’s intranet.

The intranet maintained the clean and sophisticated style established in the main site.

We created robust tools to facilitate information sharing and collaboration among employees.

STRATEGY

The key strategy to the site redesign was to allow for a universal navigation to clearly provide a high-level view of their services, practice areas and projects. Detailed analytics allow the firm to adjust their messaging on a regular basis.

The first step to creating a great website is taking the time to develop a solid foundation. Built on a state of the art CMS platform, Evoke Solutions has empowered DSAI with a powerful tool to showcase their most recent work, and the ability to adjust the messaging and information architecture to reflect user metrics.

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND WIREFRAMING

DESIGN CONCEPTS

SPECIFICATIONS/QA

When sending out files to the developers, we always create a comprehensive CSS style guide for all fonts, links buttons etc. As a part of our web development process, all changes are thoroughly documented in the QA step.

We experimented with multiple styles and ways of organizing the data before we arrived at the final, ideal solution.