Simpson College - Pedestrian Plaza
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Landscape Architecture Overview:
This project transforms a former vehicular-oriented street into a walkable mall for Simpson College and the City of Indianola. The plaza, stretching nearly a quarter mile long, features a juxtaposition of solid geometry and swooping, curvilinear paving bands that create both a direction for movement through campus, as well as a series of spaces to relax, hold class, tailgate or even accommodate a large event.
Art Studio Overview:
Based on the history of Simpson College from a book entitled Beneath the Whispering Maples by Joseph W. Walt, the sculptural icon becomes a destination feature in the center of the new C Street Pedestrian Plaza. Positive / negative images of maple trees in pattern-cut weathering steel are illuminated by LED. Passages from the book are imbedded in glass and illuminated by color changing LED. The sculpture creates a gathering place and photographic moment for college ceremonies and welcoming visitors.
Lighting Design Overview:
This art installation based on the book Beneath the Whispering Maples by Joseph W. Walt, becomes a destination feature in the center of the new C Street Pedestrian Plaza on Simpson's Camps. Positive / negative images of maple trees in pattern-cut weathering steel are illuminated by LED. Glowing and beckoning students and visitors.