Category Archive: Concrete Form Patterning

Part III: Airway Final Work Winter 2014

Airway marks the gateway to the El Paso International Airport and Downtown. It is inspired by images of flight, native plants and its industrial/commercial site, which is rapidly becoming a destination for travelers.… Continue reading

Part II: Airway Construction Review Fall 2014

A few weeks ago I visited El Paso to review the progress on Airway, all elements. This is my first review, where all of the turbines and sculptures were installed. I decided to… Continue reading

Part I: Airway Turbine Sculpture Fabrication and Installation Site Review

In the spring of 2013, we started the redesign of the Airway Aesthetic Improvement Project, introducing light sculptures and functional turbines with armatures to promote a gateway aesthetic at I-10 and Airway. Airway… Continue reading

Light Up the Community

Our recent project, Meadowood Mall Complex, features programmable LED light towers. During the day, the sun highlights the patterned concrete surfaces suggesting the ancient life forms of the Great Basin. The insides of… Continue reading

Tulsa I-244 Pedestrian Bridge: MSE Formliner Patterns

The pedestrian bridge crossing the Arkansas River in Tulsa has a series of concrete retaining walls associated with it. These walls are made of MSE precast panels. These panels have surface relief patterns… Continue reading

Evolution of Process, Part 3: Future Goals

Even though our digital process now lets us give valuable visuals of our designs to our clients, they are not true real world representations. This can lead to models seeming too perfect or… Continue reading

Evolution of Process, Part 2: Current Practice

We specialize in collaborative design for communities. This means we often work on design teams for large-scale projects.  These teams include engineers, architects, landscape architects, and public art coordinators. Being able to communicate… Continue reading

Evolution of Process, Part 1: Early Work

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks’ early projects are characterized by a strong sense of physical and visual experientially. Physical models, built in paper and board, gave a 3D representation of the plans and allowed for… Continue reading

Airway Redesign: How Flexibility is a Plus

After an extensive public process and great reviews from the public, community and client, we faced a redesign. We discovered that Airway’s aging infrastructure could not support a truss. The MSE panel straps… Continue reading

Why and When to Use Stain

Throughout my career I have elected to not use stain, preferring the natural patina of plain concrete. This works especially well if the concrete pours are good and there is ample relief, creating… Continue reading