Veterans Memorial Plaza, Chaplain Schmitt Island

Dubuque, IA

Services provided on this project:

Landscape Architecture Overview:

Working with the Dubuque Racing Association and its Island Task Force, RDG Planning & Design developed a Placemaking & Implementation Plan designed to enhance the overall riverfront, create a direct connection for users to the Mississippi River and establish a sense of place for the community. Our team led a four-month planning process resulting in Phase 1 park improvements that unify a series of existing memorials, restore the shoreline edge, integrate new artwork and create places for people to connect. This project required permitting through multiple state and federal agencies, establishing a structured phasing process (due to budget constraints) and engaging various collaborative partners.

Art Studio Overview:

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Dubuque, Iowa
  • COMPLETE: May 2021
  • AWARDS:
    • Iowa Better Concrete Conference - Excellence in Concrete Award - 2021
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