Project Overview

Sparkman Wharf is an outdoor waterfront destination in the heart of the Water Street Tampa Development. CSD was contracted by Strategic Property Partners to provide the signage for Sparkman Wharf.  Located along the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa, Sparkman Wharf combines re-imagined waterfront loft-style office space with refreshed ground-level retail nestled in a park-like environment, which features an intimate dining garden, biergarten and lawn for play and relaxation. Additionally, Sparkman Wharf features 10 unique dining options, craft beer, music, waterfront views, and outdoor spaces for lawn games.

Client: Sparkman Wharf

Location: Tampa, Florida

Industry: Hospitality

Signage Solution: Exterior signage, wayfinding, custom architectural elements, ADA signage

Project Description

Illuminated Tower Structure

The main, 35’ x 16’ x 8’ Tower structure, was created from 8 perforated aluminum panels mounted front, left and center, waterjet cut and brake-formed edges and seams with 1” angle mounting clips. Custom LED Neon tube 5’-4”” x 3” H style fabrication open face welded fabricated channel letters with routed 1.5” PVC mounting tray and pushed through LED neon tube rope lighting and 2×2 aluminum angle back framing for mounting to structure, digitally printed conforming vinyl graphics for map heat applied to corrugated metal panels. Map is illuminated with a LED RGB controllable wall washer lighting system.

Restaurant Identity Signs

In collaboration with the Owner and Architect groups, Creative Sign Designs was contracted to design, build, and install the restaurant signage, site wayfinding, and several custom signage features throughout the Park. Working on site and identity signage for Sparkman and its 10 unique restaurant concepts allowed Creative to showcase innovative, unique, and exceptional signage throughout. Bright, artistic, and fun signage that complements the exceptional aesthetics of Sparkman Wharf.

The result was 10+ Custom Restaurant Identity Signs, Site Wayfinding, and Branding Signage throughout. Sign types include fabricated channel letters with LED neon, custom blade signs, routed acrylic halo-illuminated letters, custom architectural gear, multi-layer acrylic letters, large format vinyl murals, architectural metal features, site wayfinding signage, custom ADA plaques.

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