University of Iowa College of Engineering

Penrose Donor

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Completion date
November 2018

It's no surprise that the design of a wow-factor donor recognition wall for an engineering college where academic study integrates with creative arts to inspire collaborative problem solving is, in and of itself, a deeply collaborative process. 

True to the mission of the college, the owner brought together engineering staff from the college's technology centers, machine shop, electrical shop and computer science, with the design team, AV designers, experiential graphic designers and architects to ideate, prototype, refine and fabricate a custom installation.

Layering static donor names effortlessly over a video curtain keeps names displayed independent of the technology as a requirement for the project.
A new lobby linking the existing school building and the addition houses the Penrose Donor Wall, honoring the donors to the building project.
University of Iowa Engineering Donor Wall in Iowa City, Iowa.