Harmon Memorial

Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Springs


In collaboration with sculptor Mario Chiodo, PGAdesign designed a memorial to the founder of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nestled within the sprawling campus, the memorial also serves as a refuge and quiet space where cadets may contemplate and reflect. The sculpture of Lt. Gen. Hubert R. Harmon is placed off-center and crafted at a scale that makes it approachable, like the man himself. The circular design of the surrounding court contrasts with the austere grid of the Academy, yet anchors to the campus through four walkways featuring stylized rays of light that symbolize the founder’s vision.

PGAdesign prepared conceptual landscape sketches and construction drawings for this thought-provoking memorial, and reviewed its construction.

 

 

Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Springs

Project Type: Civic Parks + Recreation

In collaboration with sculptor Mario Chiodo, PGAdesign designed a memorial to the founder of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nestled within the sprawling campus, the memorial also serves as a refuge and quiet space where cadets may contemplate and reflect. The sculpture of Lt. Gen. Hubert R. Harmon is placed off-center and crafted at a scale that makes it approachable, like the man himself. The circular design of the surrounding court contrasts with the austere grid of the Academy, yet anchors to the campus through four walkways featuring stylized rays of light that symbolize the founder’s vision.

PGAdesign prepared conceptual landscape sketches and construction drawings for this thought-provoking memorial, and reviewed its construction.