Minnesota State University, Mankato - Gateway

Mankato, MN | Education

Overview

The intersection of Stadium Road and Ellis Avenue is a primary entrance for students and visitors arriving at the campus of Minnesota State University - Mankato. This highly visible intersection originally consisted of a nondescript grassy slope with a simple limestone art installation.


Opportunity

A substantial renovation of the area around this intersection was planned with the goal to create a memorable and visually striking gateway to the University campus.

Solution

ISG designers and landscape architects designed a larger pedestrian plaza at the corner, flanked by two impressive monument signs identifying both Minnesota State University and the Ellis Avenue Gateway.

Perennial grasses were added along with low groundcovers to highlight and add a sense of prominence to the art installation. Custom-designed planters now border the pedestrian walkway in order to define a vehicular barrier while also adding splashes of annual color lasting throughout the growing season.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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