The American Society of Landscape Architects, Central States division recognized Bolton & Menk, in collaboration with Design Workshop, with the 2019 ASLA Central States Award on April 5 at the award ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. The award recognizes those in the Planning & Analysis category based on quality of planning and analysis, functionalism, relationship to context, environmental responsibility, effective use of landscape architectural techniques, significant impact on the environment or environmental decision making and overall relevance.
Bolton & Menk and Design Workshop developed the Highway 14 Corridor Study in hopes that through results-oriented green design elements and economic development recommendations Marshalltown, Iowa would be able to revitalize their corridor. These efforts included improving the safety of the corridor for all multi-modal users, which would in-turn allow for more greenspace, placemaking strategies to create a sense of place by reusing and preserving historic assets for destinations and reducing associated waste. By using new technologies, services, and creative industries, Marshalltown would be able to reduce parking requirements to allow infill through walking, biking or riding transit to destinations along the corridor. In addition, the community was included through multi-lingual public outreach processes to engage over 800 participants throughout the City of Marshalltown.
Using a fully integrated approach to streetscape and urban design, and economic development strategies, the City of Marshalltown will experience a distinct sense of place and a refreshed Highway 14 Corridor.