Dave’s Signs is pleased to announce that Oakwood Communities picked them to create and install their Wagon Wheel town square landmark sign. We are excited and honored to be a part of the project due to its significance. The big monument is the crown of the development, a “Meet me at the big W,” so to speak.
What Oakwood Wanted in the New Landmark Signs
The goal was to make a landmark sign that would make a statement and enhance the surrounding community. In the case of the WW sign, Oakwood Communities wanted a large focal piece for their town square. There are two of these signs that will anchor the community. The second one is still in fabrication.
Why Did They Contact Dave’s Signs?
Dave’s Signs has been working a little over a year on Oakwood’s extensive sign program. The real estate developer contacted us for help in designing all of their property signs for their new master-planned community at Wagon Wheel Junction.
Our Role in the Bigger Picture
This project has been an ongoing one. Not only have we been working with the city and going through their approval process for the various sign programs. We’ve coordinated with all the contractors, and stonemasons as part of a team so everything stays on schedule and budget.
Structural Challenges of the Landmark Sign
The WW sign is a custom fabricated large scale aluminum sculpture. A lot of structural engineering went into getting this sign to function. The finished sculpture has a height of about nine feet, with two posts anchoring it on top of a pedestal. With the pedestal, the sign stands at about fourteen feet tall.
Designs Made from Rough Client Sketches
Oakwood Communities provided a rough drawing of the logo, and we cleaned it up to what is now the sign.
The landmark WW sign is installed at Wagon Wheel Junction’s Fountain Square. We received feedback that Oakwood Communities is quite happy with the result, as are all the contractors and other vendors working on the construction site. Currently, we are working on the second Wagon Wheel landmark sign, and it’s in the middle of fabrication. We are looking forward to the installation and all that comes next.
Stay tuned for more details!