Tifton Downtown Historic District

Reinvigorating downtown Tifton using historic, interpretive and way-finding
signage, interpretive streetscapes and by renovating the historic Depot Museum


Based on planning recommendations by AMEC, Signature Design’s team developed the concept and structure for the signage program. The way-finding program consists of six elements; gateway signs, street pole runners, historical markers, public parking signs, kiosks and directional signs. Inspiration for the series, “Lighting up Tifton,” comes from light poles that line the streets of Tifton. A railcar graphic carrying timber reflects the origins of Captain Henry Tift, whose saw mill and radiated rail system carried harvested timbers to his shipbuilding business in Tifton.  As a subcontract to AMEC E & I Signature Design completed design concepts, design developments, and construction documents for public bid.

Award Winning Design

Tifton’s Signage Program won the 2010 Best Design Improvement Program Award from the Georgia Downtown Association.  More than 130 municipalities in the state vied for the honor with Tifton. The award honors an implemented design improvement initiative that, as a whole, visually benefits a downtown area.