Designed by Rosetti Architects of Birmingham, Michigan, the Icon serves as a focal point and anchor to the College of Engineering building and campus. On the plaza, a stylized Kalamazoo River flows toward the Icon's base. The rectangular notch or keyhole in the red wall provides a glimpse of the base and the building behind it from the entrance to the College Circle roadway. The wall itself has the potential for future displays, such as a graphical history of engineering.
The Icon is lit from within by a series of fixtures in the metal-mesh covered middle section. The lights are programmable and regularly provide interesting displays for the campus community.
|Icon viewed through keyhole in monument wall|
|Icon, monument wall and plaza and entrance to College of Engineering|
|Icon and College of Engineering at night|