Tag Archive: public art

Part I: Kellogg: Initial Design Inspirations

Our Kellogg project, in Wichita KS, will soon begin construction. The concepts presented in this blog document our initial work. The project started in 2007 and has changed significantly over those eight years.… 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

Tulsa Medallions: Heritage through Art

The balcony at the end of the I-244 overlook, seen above, provides a viewing platform over the Arkansas river and to the historic Route 66 11th Street Bridge below. The open side curves… 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 life forms of the Great Basin. The inside of the towers… 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 can have surface relief… 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

Wichita: Bridges over Kellogg Design Process

A five-mile highway improvement east of downtown Wichita, the Kellogg project makes a grand gesture through the plains. Using the influences of local geology, industry, history, and the imagery of wind through the… Continue reading

Tulsa I-244 Pedestrian Bridge: Aesthetic Design Scheme

After refining the structure of the pedestrian bridge below the I-244 Crossing in Tulsa, we proposed a series of preliminary aesthetic design elements. We studied the bridge and determined which areas could be… Continue reading

Tulsa I-244 Pedestrian Bridge: Evolution of a Form

I-244 crosses the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the path of historic Route 66. The crossing is being rebuilt with large, multi-modal bridges that include pedestrian paths. This first bridge will have… Continue reading