"Technology Columns"

Ames, IA

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Art Studio Overview:

The City of Ames looked to RDG Dahlquist Art Studio for the design of a dynamic sculptural lighted marker in order to create a gateway or entry corridor from Interstate 35. A series of lighted columns were developed to frame the entrance to Ames and create a new identity and sense of arrival. The symbolic icons speak to the growing technology and vitality of the community. The project grew to become a pilot project entitled "Light and Stone," located along the exit ramp on US Highway 30 to the intersection of Southeast 16th and Dayton.

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Lighting Design Overview:

A series of 40' tall lighted columns are designed to frame the entrance to Ames and create a new identity and sense of arrival. The symbolic icons speak to the growing technology and vitality of the community, and become a welcoming "gateway" from Interstate 35 into the Ames community.

  • CLIENT: City of Ames, Iowa
  • COMPLETE: May 2013
  • SIZE:
    Columns each 32' tall by 10" diameter
  • AWARDS:
    • CODAawards - Merit Award - 2015
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    Urban Design