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Nonprofit, 1000 Friends of Iowa, Recognizes RDG Planning & Design Projects

Lee County Savings Bank Restoration in Fort Madison, Iowa
Lee County Savings Bank Restoration in Fort Madison, Iowa
Central Park Rehabilitation in Grinnell, Iowa
Central Park Rehabilitation in Grinnell, Iowa
Cattermole Library Restoration in Fort Madison, Iowa
Cattermole Library Restoration in Fort Madison, Iowa
DES MOINES, IA — 1000 Friends of Iowa, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible land use, smart growth and sustainable development, has recognized three projects designed by RDG Planning & Design with Best Development Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Best Development Awards program celebrates work across Iowa that demonstrates innovative design solutions and improves local communities.

The projects recognized represent work in architecture, integrated art, landscape architecture and lighting design and include Grinnell Central Park in Grinnell, Iowa, and Lee County Bank and Cattermole Library in Fort Madison, Iowa. Each incorporated elements of adaptive reuse or historic preservation and benefited from ongoing civic engagement and public support.

“Sustainable practices, meaningful design and community well-being are core tenets at RDG,” said Principal Scott Crawford, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP. “Recognition from 1000 Friends of Iowa reflects a shared commitment with our clients to the preservation of natural resources and responsible development of land that ensure future generations will have a high quality of life. We couldn’t be more honored to receive these awards.”

1000 Friends of Iowa is the only group in the state focused solely on promoting responsible land use and sustainability in community, state and federal development decisions. Representatives from RDG joined with clients and partners to accept the awards during a ceremony and luncheon celebration.

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