Iowa DOT Rest Areas

French-Reneker-Associates has led a comprehensive team which has provided designs for twelve interstate rest areas across the state of Iowa. This work has been part of an ongoing statewide contract with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Ten of these have consisted of replacement of rest area buildings and two include the development of new rest areas in new locations. French-Reneker-Associates provided overall project coordination as well as any civil-site and utility design. The team included an architect, landscape architect, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, structural engineer, and an artist. Each rest area incorporated a unique art theme reflecting local history or specific features of the geographic area. These projects have been located in the following counties: Decatur, Woodbury, Johnson (2 sites), Scott, Adair (2 sites), Cedar, Story, Linn, and Polk (2 sites).