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.


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