Research and Outreach

2008 PLaCE Projects

Spring Semester

New Homestead Garden
Therapeutic Garden Design for New Homestead Assisted Living

LA 476

Faculty:
Heidi Hohmann, assistant professor
M. Susan Erickson, extension specialist and PLaCE program coordinator 

Department of Landscape Architecture
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094

Landscape architecture students designed two household courtyards and an entry area for a new assisted living facility in Guthrie Center. 

Aspen House Garden
Aspen House Therapeutic Garden Design

LA 476
Spring 2008 

Faculty:
Heidi Hohmann, assistant professor
M. Susan Erickson, extension specialist and PLaCE program coordinator 

Department of Landscape Architecture
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094 

A therapeutic garden was designed for a home in Ames for profoundly disabled young adults.  

Wilder Park Design
Wilder Park: Adventure Park Design

LA 202
Spring 2008 

Faculty:
Peter Butler, adjunct professor
Michael Martin, associate professor 

Department of Landscape Architecture
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094

Landscape architecture students imagined creative ways to design a new portion of Wilder Park in Allison, Iowa 

NE IA Wellness Initiatve
Safe Routes to School

LA Extension
Spring 2008 

Faculty:
Chris Seeger, assistant professor 

Department of Landscape Architecture
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3093 

Extension Landscape Architect Christopher Seeger worked with 5 towns in Northeast Iowa to design safe and walkable routes to school.

Summer Session

Elder Friendly Community Design
Elder Friendly Community Design Concepts for Lamoni, Iowa and Polk City, Iowa

IDRO
Summer 2008 

Faculty:
Peter Butler, adjunct professor
M. Susan Erickson, extension specialist and PLaCE program coordinator 

Department of Landscape Architecture
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094 

Elder Friendly Community Design Adaptations 

Atlantic Storefront Redesigns
ArtGR 470, Associate Professor Lisa Fontaine 

Graphic Design students created new images for businesses on Atlantic's Main Street. 

DMACC Urban Campus, Des Moines
CRP 494, Assistant Professor Tara Clapp
LA 401, Lecturer Bridget Belkacemi 

Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture students addressed issues of sustainability for the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus. 

Prairie City Comprehensive Plan Update
CRP 332, Assistant Professor Carlton Basmajian 

Planning students prepared a comprehensive plan for Prairie City. 

Story City Main Street Connections
CRP 435/535, Associate Professor Susan Bradbury 

Planning students researched unique features of Story City and addressed issues of separation between new development on the east side and traditional development on the west side.  They looked at ways to tie the city together from Highway 69 to Interstate 35. 

Waukee Main Street Redevelopment
CRP 532, Assistant Professor Monica Haddad 

Planning students studied the city of Waukee and presented ways to promote development in the traditional city center. 

Bloomfield Park Vision
Emily Brodersen, Professor Doug Johnston 

Graduate Student Emily Brodersen prepared a concept visualization of a new sports park for the city of Bloomfield 

Wayfinding Design
ArtGR, Associate Professor Lisa Fontaine 

Graphic Design students created wayfinding plans for the Woodbury County Courthouse.