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  • Just Completed: Holocaust Memorial

    June 28, 2013

    Confluence collaborated with the Jewish Federation of Iowa to complete the Iowa Holocaust Memorial located on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol. The memorial was built in memory of the Holocaust victims, in gratitude to Iowans who, as members of the United States Armed Forces, liberated concentration camps and in honor of the over 100 Holocaust survivors who ended up living in Iowa.

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    • The original concept was the result of a design competition involving Iowa State University design students. Confluence was then retained  to assist in design development and construction documentation. Throughout the process, the project went through several design iterations and was ultimately approved by the Capitol Planning Commission.

      The memorial consists of a series of four aluminum wall panels featuring inscriptions and photographs. The panels were designed in collaboration with Dimensional Innovations, a fabrication and innovation firm located near Kansas City. The Jewish Federation of Iowa provided text and quotes to Confluence who was responsible for the final layout and graphic design of the panels.

      Confluence’s commitment continued throughout construction, with staff assisting in the installation of sod, seed and plantings. The project was completed in late June of 2013. We are proud to say we were part of this meaningful project which will be viewed by many at the annual Yankee Doodle Pops festival held the evening of July 3 on the capital grounds.