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“Turn To The River” Project Recently Honored

Art Spaces is pleased to announce that “Turn to the River” Phase I Central Plaza Design received a 2022 Merit Award from the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Columbus, September 30.  Each year, the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the State of Indiana. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture, and expand public awareness of the profession and ASLA.

This year, 26 entries were submitted in 7 project categories and were juried by members of the Potomac Chapter of ASLA. The “Turn to the River” Phase 1 Central Plaza was honored as the recipient of the 2022 Merit Award in the Constructed Works Over $1 Million Category. This award category recognizes excellence in built works in the field of landscape architecture.  The award was given to Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group of Indianapolis and Art Spaces of Terre Haute.

“Turn to the River” is a multiyear project of Art Spaces to reconnect downtown Terre Haute with the Wabash River through public art and design. Phase I was made possible by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation through the Wabash River Regional Development Authority and the City of Terre Haute with added support from Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, Vigo County and many generous individuals and businesses.

Art Spaces also collaborated with Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group of Indianapolis on the earlier award-winning conceptual design which included the central city/county government campus and a city riverside property envisioned to include a river overlook.  Art Spaces commissioned Dallas, Texas-based artists Brad and Diana Goldberg to design complete and install a central work of art with a water feature, which now adds elegance and interest to the dynamic new civic and county space between Terre Haute’s City Hall and the Vigo County Courthouse. Community input has also been an important aspect of “Turn to the River” throughout all phases.

For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.