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What is the Cost and Leadtime of a Visual Strategy Workshop?

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Previously known as our Signage audit, a visual strategy workshop can cost anything from $3,500 to $8,500. The actual amount depends on a number of factors, including:

The size of the school premises

The size of the school is based on a few components, such as the number of students, the number of buildings, the size of the site and the number of gates. These components are generally an indication of the number and type of signs that will be required.

The complexity of the campus layout

In terms of campus layout complexity — the types of buildings, whether the buildings are single or multi-story, and whether the school has multiple campuses — these are the main considerations when calculating the signage audit cost.

On average, a school Visual Strategy Workshop in Australia costs around $5,000 to $6,500.

What’s Included in the Visual Strategy Workshop Fee?

Visual Strategy Workshop fee should include:

  • consultation with the leadership team to gain an understanding of the School’s vision, challenges and requirements.
  • Documentation of suggested solutions.
  • Signage family concept designs
  • A detailed report with every sign placement clearly marked on the map, as well as corresponding pricing information.

How long does a visual strategy workshop take?

This will depend on the size of the campus and the complexity of its layout. On average, it can take around 3 – 6 hours to complete the on-site aspect of the visual strategy workshop. This process involves exploring the campus grounds, taking photos, making notes, and discussing ideas for the initial design draft.

Putting together the report and preparing the concept designs and mapped layouts can take around 10 – 15 business days. Depending on the volume of the client’s requested changes, the revision can take around 1-3 weeks to complete.

Closing Thoughts

A visual strategy workshop is the first real step towards optimizing your school’s wayfinding and branding identity. Without it, you wouldn’t know what type of signage goes where, or even what message to display on the sign. Can you see how your school can benefit from a visual strategy workshop?


In choosing the signage company that’s right for you, we recommend that you consider first your signage needs, and secondly, evaluate your budget.


If you’re still unsure, Corporate Sign Industries can guide you in making a prudent decision.

Contact us or book a discovery call with one of our signage specialists and we will work with you to determine the best options to meet your specific requirements.

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