HGA Wins Design Competition for Minnesota Military Family Tribute

HGA Wins Design Competition for Minnesota Military Family Tribute

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has won the Minnesota Military Family Tribute design competition on the Minnesota State Capitol Mall. Sponsored by the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) and the Minnesota Military Family Tribute Committee, the Tribute will honor Minnesota military families-past, present, and future.

"The Minnesota Military Family Tribute explores the concept of home and family through spatial experiences, formal seasonal plantings and geological artifacts tied to the celestial sky," said Theodore Lee, ASLA, associate vice president and landscape architecture leader of HGA's Landscape Architecture Studio. "It is an honor to be associated with this Tribute because of the deep meaning it holds for all of Minnesota's military families."

Located along the southern half of the Capitol Mall, the Tribute unifies the existing military memorials with a commemorative promenade and provides an opportunity to say "Thank You" to Minnesota military families. The design features three main motifs-the Walk, the Gold Star Table and the Story Stones. These motifs reaffirm the themes "Support Our Troops" and "Take Care of My Family."