Elements Studio, Inc. in collaboration with Krogstad Land Design, Ltd. designed new monument signage and plantings to highlight a primary entrance to Riverside just to the east of Brookfield Zoo.
The existing site contains only the tall column which now forms the key vertical element of the new entrance feature. In the style of Frederick Law Olmsted, the original designer of Riverside, the monument’s form is curvilinear with its materials exhibiting an understated elegance. The plantings reinforce this concept. Their varied green hues, forms, and textures contrast subtly with one another, creating a relaxing, countryside scenery.