studioINSITE, an Omaha / Denver landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm is looking for Council Bluffs / Omaha’s most talented artists. The Council Bluffs Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Property (PR&PP) is initiating the Signage Package of Phase One of the Return to Fairmount Park project. studioINSITE has been selected to provide Consultant services for the planning, design, fabrication, construction, installation, and other activities associated with the construction of a signage throughout Fairmount.

The purpose of this Call for Artist, is to solicit and eventually retain an artist(s) to collaborate with studioINSITE on this signage. The exact extent of the artist’s involvement may vary but could include the design, material selection, fabrication and erection of one or more of the sign elements.
Fairmount Park
As part of a larger project known as Return to Fairmount Park Phase One, the City of Council Bluffs’ plans to construct its first water playground and adjacent plaza, both essential elements in returning families to the park, and attracting visitors of all ages to gather, play and enjoy this historic area. In addition to the water playground and plaza, efforts to restore the historic oak savanna have begun by removing all invasive undergrowth from the forest floor, and providing a nature trail that connects to the neighborhood east of the park.

In addition to these key elements, Phase One of Return to Fairmount Park calls for a robust signage package that is unique to Fairmount and strategic in placement. This system of signage will develop a brand for Fairmount that is recognizable through graphics that are both consistent and informative, enhancing a visitor’s experience by making the environment legible. Types of signage necessary for this project are entry way, wayfinding, and educational.

Process Contact Person

- Questions regarding the process should be addressed to

Dennis Rubba, ASLA – Principal, studioINSITE

Deadline: Entry Deadline is March 27, 2015.

Fairmount Park Signage Package