Gateway Sculpture Lighting
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Creating enduring projects that give back to each community
Our landscape architecture firm provides site planning and design services to public and private clients throughout the U.S. In our work, we research and study the unique character of each setting and find ways to provide meaningful experiences for people to enjoy. Many of our projects involve private foundations, municipalities, and departments of transportation. The firm has an effective project management approach for leading multiple stakeholders and diverse project teams from master planning through design and construction. Our project design teams often include artists, lighting designers, and engineers. Chroma’s approach to each project is personalized, collaborative, and results focused. Because ninety percent of the firm’s designs are constructed, we remain driven to explore novel ways to design and build for the future.
Doug enjoys creating iconic community expressions in that special place where bridges, roadways, parks, and downtowns overlap. His professional passion is to design projects that enrich communities and are inspired by the cultural and natural history of each place. The resulting designs include iconic features and supporting landscapes that give form to the design inspiration. Doug pursues the right fit for each situation, he is respectful of client’s needs and financial constraints yet optimistic in outlook. Doug founded Chroma Design in Boulder, Colorado in 2006 after practicing eleven years at Carol R. Johnson Associates in Boston and nine years at EDAW in Denver. There he established his reputation for directing large multi-disciplinary transportation corridor and park planning and design projects. He is a licensed landscape architect in seven states and is nationally certified by CLARB. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho. His personal leadership on every Chroma Design project ensures the design documents will be creatively prepared and thoughtfully produced.
Bill Wildenberg is a place maker and instigator with a license to practice landscape architecture. Combining creative design with a sound perspective in all facets of the design process, Bill understands how to manage complex projects with technical details while keeping the big picture in mind. Pursuing a passion for design has led him to the use of thematic elements, sculptural focal points, and innovative materials. Bill’s career highlights include a U.S. National Memorial, the Canadian Parliament Grounds, and several award-winning parks. As a former City Landscape Architect for the City of Loveland, Colorado, Bill also gained a working knowledge of the legal and social aspects of public process and its influence on urban development. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.
Bill wears many hats at Chroma Design. He is the office production manager in charge of master plan booklets, 3D digital rendering, and CAD drawings. In this capacity, he is directly responsible for much of the office’s work and design team coordination. Bill has led office production efforts for six community gateway designs in Southside Virginia; the West Broadway Streetscape Master Plan and construction documents in Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several campus improvement projects at the University of Nebraska in Kearney. Bill is also the lead designer and project manager for a new park and open space sign system in Lafayette, Colorado.