Upper Iowa University
This Military Memorial Courtyard required a site design that would create the proper atmosphere to memorialize northeast Iowans killed in the service of their country. Our firm selected the site for the memorial and designed a strong oval lawn bordered with flowering trees, decorative lights, and evergreen hedges. A grotto-like memorial at the east end, designed by an Iowa sculptor, completes the work.
In addition to the Memorial Garden, RITLAND+KUIPER Landscape Architects has provided design services for campus gateway and wayfinding signage, campus pedestrian circulation studies, the President's residence, and other landscape projects (most notably the Zinata B. Graf Butterfly Garden at the Andres Center) throughout the campus.