Wow Wall, Iowa State University
"We love the wow wall!" Rhonda Martin RLA , Campus Landscape Architect

Wow Wall

Iowa State University

Iowa State University wanted an iconic space to welcome students and alumni, while providing a gathering space for campus tours and a photo destination for visitors. Bolton & Menk designed a cast stone feature wall inscribed with the Iowa State University nameplate and a colored, stamped concrete plaza to accommodate the University's needs. Additional details included a planter area in front of the wall, decorative curbing, and accent lighting to illuminate the wall from sunset to sunrise. The new space has become a favorite photo site for campus visitors and a great gathering space, ranking high on the list of 'most beloved' spaces on campus.