As part of the first-year graduate Studio, with Professor Heidi Hohmann, we visited several sites related to our design project. The first was the Brenton Arboretum, established since 1997 in Dallas Center, IA. The massive and diverse collection of plants was impressive! Our next two destinations were Mary and John Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Grays Lake Park in Des Moines, IA. We concluded the field trip with a dinner at the Vietnamese Pho restaurant, enjoying the famous hot soup.