As Walter Hood and his team learned about Grinnell, they invited students, faculty and community members to walk with them from campus to downtown, and from downtown to campus, exploring neighborhoods, alleys and transition zones. The following people contributed their input to the process of creating Grinnell Crossroads.


The Grinnell College Landscape Committee: Joe Bagnoli, Chris Bair, Mike Burt, Monica Chavez, Corey Hammond, Matthew Kluber, Deb Lukehart, Connie Newport, Jim Powers, Liz Queathem, Anna Schierenbeck ’18, Rick Whitney, Eliza Willis, Lesley Wright

City of Grinnell Tourism Committee: Russ Behrens, Gordon Canfield, Tom Cirks, Kay Cmelik, Emily Counts, Sally Lang, Paul Nowasell, Dustin Smith, Dorothy Spriggs, Jim White, Lesley Wright

Grinnell College Art Department: Jeremy Chen, Andrew Kaufman, Matthew Kluber, Andrew Lange, Lee Running, Shumpei Yamaki

Other Particicipants: Special thanks as well to the Grinnell College Student Government Association, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Grinnell City Council, Downtown Steering Committee, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Dr. Janet Stutz and the Grinnell Newburg School District, Fredo Rivera, assistant professor of art history, and his Modern Architecture class, John Kalkbrenner, and Cassie Wherry


“The corner where Highways 6 and 146 cross was a visual and use problem for many years. The process used by Walter Hood and his team to create an inviting and comfortable public art piece at that location successfully engaged members of the community to uncover concepts that reflect the style, size and history of architecture in Grinnell as a small town on the prairie.”

РTom Lacina, Arts Director for the Grinnell Area Arts Council