Loess Hills Interpretive Center

The February, 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine features an article titled “Loess is More”. The article highlights the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway Interpretive Trail and Welcome Center, and describes the collaborative design process between RDG’s Landscape Architecture, Art, Engineering, Graphic Design, and Videography Studios.

The Harrison County Welcome Center celebrates the Loess Hills of Western Iowa through several interpretive techniques. The video connects emotionally with the visitor through art and interpretation, causing the visitor to seek additional information, encouraging them to visit specific Loess Hills sites, and to respect and protect the landforms. A graphic panel highlights the flora and fauna of the hills, while the walking trail engages the users through the use of light bollards, native plants, a road cut that exposes the Loess Hills soil profile, and views of the magnificent Loess Hills. This project also received an Honor Award from ASLA Central States Chapter in 2013. Read the entire article 2014-02_LAMag-LoessHills.pdf

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