WMU Campus History

Entrance 'Icon' at the College of Engineering

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bullet Designed by Rosetti Architects of Birmingham, Michigan, the Icon serves as a focal point and anchor to the College of Engineering building and campus.   On the plaza, a stylized Kalamazoo River flows toward the Icon's base.  The rectangular notch or keyhole in the red wall provides a glimpse of the base and the building behind it from the entrance to the College Circle roadway.   The wall itself has the potential for future displays, such as a graphical history of engineering.

bullet The Icon is lit from within by a series of fixtures in the metal-mesh covered middle section.  The lights are programmable and regularly provide interesting displays for the campus community.

Icon and keyhole (monument wall)
bullet Icon viewed through keyhole in monument wall
Icon Plaza
bullet Icon, monument wall and plaza and entrance to College of Engineering
Icon Plaza at night
bullet Icon and College of Engineering at night

 

 

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