“Lily Pavilion”, located on the grounds of the ISU Jack Trice Green Space, serves as a focal point for the green space, providing shade and a unique place for group gatherings. Inspired by nature, the installation celebrates the history and connections between the study of horticulture, ecology, biology and the first land grant college in the country, Iowa State University. A synthesis of art and structure, the installation includes custom formed and milled steel anchor pins, structural tubing with diablo joints and custom milled stainless-steel hanger rods from which suspend a 30’ diameter disc of cut metal stainless-steel panels. Above the panels are placed colored glass medallions, arranged to suggest a pattern of stars overhead illuminated by the sun. The elegant structural support with hanging rods was designed so it could be assembled completely off site, then disassembled and re-installed as the site construction team completed the site work for the project.
RDG Planning and Design