“I think it looks great Drew. Thanks for your excellent work. It has been a pleasure working with you.
I pray that God will bless you and the work you do. Thanks for guiding us through this process.”
Dr. Ralph Gustafson, Executive Minister for Church Relations, Bethel University
Each year, Bethel honors those outstanding alumni, nominated by their peers, who make a valuable impact in their communities, neighborhoods, and churches. Bethel partnered with LA ink to design and install a truly unique, elegant and timeless display to recognize these remarkable individuals.
“Thank you Drew. I think elegant is exactly the right word. I'm amazed at how beautifully the marker is integrated into the site. We had fun showing it off to my brother when he got there. He loved it.”
Lisa Meyer - The Victor and Phyllis Meyer Family Foundation
The original Charles City Suspension Bridge was constructed in 1906 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 2 July 1990. The scenic landmark walking bridge became a beloved icon of Charles City that was lost to record floodwaters in 2008. LA ink worked with the Meyer Family Foundation to remember its past and celebrate the revival on land donated by the family.
“The display looks wonderful – well done – you must be very pleased!
It will add to the building’s experience for years to come!”
Sarah Forster, Director of Stewardship - Carleton College
Carleton College partnered with LA ink to create this unique donor recognition system in the newly opened Weitz Center.
41 rhombus shaped, dichroic glass plaques etched with donors' names are suspended from an acrylic sculpture
that weaves and waves in front of windows looking out into the courtyard.
“Excellent, Drew!!! I am working the big event tonight. It looks very snazzy in your snaps.
Can't wait to see in in real life. BTW - I still LOVE the giant mural in Coeur de Catherine.”
Francine Corcoran, Advancement Research Officer - St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University leased space in International Market Square to launch its new degree program in Interior Design.
LA ink created this 4 foot by 9 foot, edge-lighted, multi-layered glass sculpture featuring the university's iconic Rose Window
from Our Lady of Victory Chapel in 3M dichroic film bringing the university's identity to the new classrooms.
“I want to say how truly impressed everyone has been with the work you did at the Leonard Center.
I wish you could get to see people’s faces when they first look up in the Atrium and see the mobile.”
Deb Chaulk, Director of Donor Relations - Macalester College
The three story skylighted atrium through the center of the new Macalester Athletic and Recreation Center presented an unique opportunity to communicate the many facets of campus life. LA ink created a giant mobile with 50 dramatic and diverse transparency style images applied to 4 foot by 10 foot acrylic panels that can gently pivot from the rafters and flood the atrium with a wide spectrum of color.
“You should know the field house art turned out even better than we imagined. I wish you were there to hear
the wonderful responses from our community members when they see it for the first time.”
Laurie Hamre, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs - Macalester College
Macalester College celebrated its new Athletic and Recreation Center with a mosaic mural of national flags representing the home countries of its students. Using tens of thousands of images from Macalester College’s communications department, LA ink created 13 eight foot high panels over 430 feet long which wrap around three walls of the new 48,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse.
“A lot of people have commented that they’re really pleased that Macalester decided to do the Hall of Fame right.
(I don’t know if you ever saw the wooden plaques that were the old Hall of Fame. Yeah… big improvement!!)”
Deb Chaulk, Director of Donor Relations - Macalester College
The V.I.P./Hall of Fame room in the new MARC features the Athletes of Distinction display honoring members of the M Club’s Athletic Hall of Fame. LA ink created a wall of blue tinted glass plaques that are suspended from steel cables. The M Club logo is etched on the back of each of the 288 plaques. Inductees’ names, sport, class date and date of induction are carved on the front.
“We had to capture through the murals what it is that is very special about Gopher hockey and what it is that was very special about the old arena. The murals did that in a way that maybe couldn’t have been done otherwise.”
Mark Dienhart, Athletic Director - University of Minnesota
Tradition is a fundamental ingredient to the success of any major collegiate athletic program. The University of Minnesota athletic department collaborated with LA ink to honor and celebrate a tradition of excellence in Minnesota Gopher Hockey by creating the
All-American murals and championship banners for the unveiling of the new Mariucci Arena.
“It is a beautiful donor recognition system (best I have seen in my career)
and this is certainly a great asset to the building.”
Jim Heinz, COO University Gateway Corporation & GM McNamara Alumni Center
LA ink designed the University of Minnesota Presidents Club Hall of Honor in McNamara Alumni Center, an elegant, graceful and timeless donor wall system that is flexible and expansible. The flowing display of edge-lighted, carved and etched glass panels that not only adds dramatic visual interest, but increases the surface area, thus allowing for more names to be displayed in the current space.
“ It is truly a wonderful piece and only made possible by your inexhaustible attention to detail
and managing all the parties involved. What a beautiful wonder it is!! Thanks, a million times, thanks.”
Sue Hayes, Director of Advancement Services - St. Catherine University
LA ink worked with the College of St. Catherine to create the Leadership in Mind Campaign’s donor recognition using slabs of a stately oak that was felled to build the Coeur de Catherine Student Center. The names of the generous donors are etched in organically shaped low-iron glass panels with polished edges.
“Our employees and clients have truly been wowed by the improved acoustics, beautiful artwork and overall look of the room! Thank you again for working with us. The beautiful results truly shows off the hard work and creativity.”
Mallory Mohwinkle, Creative Strategy Specialist - TrueNorth Companies
TrueNorth retained LA ink to communicate the company’s mission and history of the great flood of 2008 in the new Learning Center. Excessively distracting room acoustics were significantly improved through the use of sound control panels wrapped in custom, colorful graphics. A signature LED edge lighted glass sculpture with the TrueNorth logo carved in multiple layers of glass is the room’s visually stunning centerpiece.
“Cool display and striking presentation of donor names. Nice work.
The video you sent me earlier showed the color changes as you walked along filming it.”
Jim Heinz, Chief Operating Officer, University Gateway Corporation & General Manager, McNamara Alumni Center
An expansive wall in the new Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas presented an opportunity to recognize donor contributions to the President’s Council and generous benefactors to the William and Elizabeth Finn Heritage Society.
LA ink partnered with the university to design, fabricate and install an elegant, unique and stunning visual architectural display.
“Concerning the Hall of Fame, nothing but good feedback.”
Bill Kirchgessener, Executive Director Branding and Design - University of St. Thomas
The new Anderson Athletic and Receration Complex presented the University of St. Thomas with an opportunity to redesign a Hall of Fame display beginning with a blank palette. Inductees’ names, sport and year are carved into a series of low iron glass panels that are edge-lighted from above and below with low watt LEDs. The athletic logo is etched and stained on the second surface of the glass.
“You have done great work in our center. The pictures are excellent and they take care of the sound
just as you said they would. The center will be a wonderful spot for research and instruction.”
David Luedtke, Associate Professor Exercise and Sport Science Department - St. Catherine University
The WHIR center is an innovative, interdisciplinary enterprise in a newly renovated space on campus at St. Catherine University.
LA ink designed the sound control panels wrapped with dynamic oil paint graphics on canvas for the classroom/lab. The objective was to create a warm, inviting space with personality and visual appeal using graphic elements that would double as acoustic treatments.
“It is truly extraordinary work. Thanks again for helping us create a great space and story on this campus.
It is a privilege to have you as a colleague in this important enterprise.”
Gerald B. Fischer, President & CEO University of Minnesota Foundation
The Wall of Discovery celebrates discoveries, inventions and creations of alumni and faculty that have brought significant changes to the world in which we live. Original documents are incorporated into a giant blackboard with 20 etched and carved, edge-lighted glass panels with abstract images appearing float in front of the blackboard and inspiring viewers to contemplate future discoveries.
“Thank you so much for your work for St. Thomas.
You and your team have helped to make our campus a beautiful place. It has been a pleasure to work with you!”
Carol Wilkie, Director of Administration and Stewardship - University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas alumni contribute in many ways throughout the year to their communities, their professions,
and to the university. The Alumni Association partnered with LA ink to design and create an awards display for
Woulfe Alumni Hall in the new Anderson Student Center.
Recognizing donors, honoring scholars and celebrating athletes since 1988.