One of our oldest clients has the privilege to host the 2021 PGA Championship. To prepare for the prestigious event, Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) is updating infrastructure and replacing all signage. KICA is completing these updates in stages that began in 2016. SouthWood has completed the first three phases of the project and the last batch of signs were installed this summer.
Kiawah has been a loyal client since the 1980s and their signage has come a long way since then. Over time, we have adapted the construction of the signs to meet modern styles and improve the durability using innovations for coastal climates. Partnering with designer Rodger Motiska, SouthWood has delivered the latest round of signs which complement the sophisticated yet laid back aura that Kiawah is known for. These include the main entry ID sign, digital signs at the entry gate, beach placards, street signs, DOT signs and beach/neighborhood ID signs.
The main objective of Kiawah’s master signage plan is for the signs to provide directions while remaining non-intrusive with the wooded and coastal landscape. KICA is very mindful of their brand and ensuring the experience for owners and guests is equally as impressive as the surrounding nature and environment. Therefore, the monument signs are made of cedar wood with routed letters, stained with a grey finish and rest on custom concrete bases with a matching stain. The DOT signs are made with a custom metal frame to ensure drivers, bikers and walkers stay safe. Greens and blues are used on maps and directionals to keep in style with the beachy atmosphere.
Check out photos of the new signs. As you can see, Kiawah Island will be in tip top shape before the golf tournament arrives.
When we think skill and precision, we think Sam. Maybe that’s because he’s been working at SouthWood for over 30 years, maybe because he’s an expert at what he does, or both. He’s the go-to guy in the vinyl department that processes vinyl letters and digital prints and applies them to various substrates. Sam likes fishing on his boat and landscaping. He was also an avid karaoke singer in his youth.