Grinnell College Landscape Master Plan | Phase I

CGA partnered with ASG and Confluence Landscape Architects to redesign the exterior facilities on the Grinnell College Campus. The Phase I design began in 2016 with construction beginning in 2017 and scheduled to continue through 2019 in conjunction with a new Admissions and Visitors Center and a 1-acre building addition connecting two historic buildings on…

Collegiate United Methodist Church Annex Improvements

CGA worked with the CUMC Board, maintenance staff, and tenants to improve drainage and lower accessibility to the churches Annex building in Campustown Ames. Several options were presented to the advisory committee to eliminate drainage concerns and slip hazards on the north side of the site with special attention to the tight budget. Extensive storm…

U.S. Economic Development Administration Preliminary Engineering Report | ISU Research Park, Ames, IA

CGA was the Project Manager for the development of the Economic Development Administration Preliminary Engineering report for ISU Research Park improvments, including preliminary design components and cost estimates. In addition to the Project Overview, the report included a Feasibility Analysis showing Required Permitting, a bid package for a Public Utility Extension as well as Roadway…

Security Gate Installation | Veterans Administration Central Iowa Health Care Systems | Des Moines

CGA partnered with TSP Architects on this DAS project to deliver plans to the VA Hospital in order to bring the Mission Critical Facility into compliance with the VA security standards. The team reconfigured vehicle and pedestrian access points to the facility in order to install decorative fencing around the site perimeter with electronic gates…

23TWENTY | THE EDGE | Ames

CGA partnered with Landscape Architect Zach Heitzman to complete site design and landscaping for two multi-use student housing developments in Campustown, Ames. The team created a site design to complement the twenty-foot elevation change from north to south while accommodating pedestrian pass-through traffic using a combination of sidewalks, stairs, and ramps for an aesthetically pleasing…