This NDOT project began with an introductory stakeholder meeting in which a concept was agreed upon that would highlight the local cactus species. During a second stakeholder meeting three variations of the “cactus” concept were presented. Each concept included design for the bridge abutments and overpass, formline patterns for the retaining walls and sculptural elements.The first variation, Abstract Opuntia, took abstract forms of the Prickly Pear Cactus and Cholla to create patterns and textures.
And the third variation, Character of Cacti, was a literal translation of the concept and the variation chosen by the stakeholder group to develop further.
After refining the chosen concept, a public meeting was held to present the final design.
Project is currently under construction.
Anna’s Project Roles and Responsibilities
- Stakeholder Coordination
- Design Development
- Assisted with Graphic Presentations
- Construction Documents to 95% completion