Design Teams

City of San Diego

Title of Artwork: "Hot Air Balloons Ascending Torrey Pines"

Date of Completion: September 1999

Medium: Poured in place concrete and acrylic paint

Location: Carmel Valley Community Park, San Diego, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department

Project Description: The community strongly identifies with the sport of ballooning and the natural environment as reflected by this concrete bas-relief echoing the area's evening ascents. The artwork enhances a 20’ high X 220’ long retaining wall in the pool area of the park.

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects, Platt/Whitelaw Architects

Award: California Park and Recreation Society, 1999 Award For Excellence For Facility Design In A Community.

Hot Air Balloons Ascending Torrey Pines

Metropolitan Transit Development Board

Title of Artwork: "Archaic Passage"

Date of Completion: June 1996

Medium: Adobe block, roof tile, wood siding, brick, cobble, stucco and ceramic tile.

Location: Pedestrian passageway Transit Station, San Diego, CA for the Old Town Commissioning Agency: Metropolitan Transit Development Board

Project Description: "Archaic Passage" is a 110-foot long x 20-foot wide passageway that incorporates the architectural styles and building materials used in Old Town throughout its history. Responding to the passageway’s historic backdrop and its orientation underground, the materials are arranged in serpentine cross sectional views that evoke a feeling of being inside an archaeological dig.

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects

Award: Orchid Award For Fine Art, 1997

Archaic Passage Archaic Passage

Imperial Beach Median Beautification Project

Title of Artwork: "Blue Wave"

Date of Completion: February 2001

Medium: Formed concrete and glass mosaics

Location: State Route 75, between 7th and Delaware Street, Imperial Beach, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Imperial Beach, CA

Project Description: Eleven 10” wide concrete waveforms arranged in two 8’ x 60’ groups on the highway median serve as a gateway to the City.

Design Team: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, Landscape Architects

Blue Wave Blue Wave

Fire Station 31

Title of Artwork: “Fire Hose Frieze”

Date of Completion: December 2005

Medium: Cast cement

Location: Fire Station No. 31 – 6002 Camino Rico, San Diego, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of San Diego

Project Description: Fire Hose Frieze is 180 feet long and is sited at the top of the perimeter wall of the facility. It is made up of more than 120 cast cement panels that depict the various patterns fire hoses create when stowed in rolling equipment for optimum deployment. A 4’ x 4’ variation of the design is sighted near the fire station entrance.

Design Team: Platt/Whitelaw, Architects

Awards: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005 Award of Merit, 2006 Honor Award, American

Public Works Association, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

Fire Hose Frieze Fire Hose Frieze

City of Coronado

Title of Artwork: "Least Tern Wing Pier” - Silver Strand Beautification Project

Date of Completion: September 1999.

Location: State Highway 75, Coronado, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Coronado, CA

Project Description: Enhancement of a 1.4-mile section of a State Highway that includes wing and grass shaped piers that echo the flora and fauna of the Silver Strand. The least tern wing pier provides a vantage point from which to observe the nearby least tern preserve. Facts about this endangered bird are engraved into the pier railing.

Design Team: Schmidt Design Group, Inc.

Award: 1999 Honor Award - American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter

Least Tern Wing Pier Least Tern Wing Pier

Metropolitan Waste Water Department

Title of Artwork: “Vortex”

Date of Completion: November 2001

Median: Concrete

Location: South Bay Water Reclamation Plant

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Metropolitan, Wastewater Department

Project Description: “Vortex” water sculpture is sited near the entrance to the reclamation plant and suggests its function.

In the center of a 24-foot diameter pool a vortex exemplifies the centripetal force created by wastewater going down the drain, the genesis of the water reclamation process.

Design Team: Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Garbini and Garbini Landscape Architects

Vortex

San Diego Revitalization Corporation

Title of Artwork: “Technoscape” - Courtyard

Date of Completion: August 2003

Medium: Reinforced concrete, EPDM rubber and polyethylene turf

Location: City Heights Urban Village - Fairmont and University

Avenues, San Diego, CA.

Commissioning Agency: Price Charities – San Diego Revitalization

Corporation

Project Description: The courtyard is central to the Urban Village Town Home project and is composed of a series of mounds and walks. The mounds offer an alternative to traditional seating and the walkways act as garden vines that connect them. EPDM rubber surfacing was combined with a polyethylene turf material and was stretched and troweled onto a formed steel and concrete landscape.

Design Team: Martinez Cutri Architects, E-Scape Design

Technoscope

Town Home Railing

Date of Completion: August 2003

Medium: Rolled galvanized steel

Location: City Heights Urban Village - Fairmont and University Avenues, San Diego, CA.

Commissioning Agency: Price Charities – San Diego, Revitalization Corporation

Project Description: A shaped galvanized steel railing depicting blowing grass secures the exterior patios of the Urban Village Town Home complex.

Design Team: Martinez Cutri Architects

Town Home Railing

Title of Artworks: Untitled

Date of Completion: September 2003

Medium: Printed vinyl

Location: City Heights Urban Village Office Complex - Fairmont and University Avenues, San Diego, CA.

Commissioning Agency: Price Charities – San Diego Revitalization, Corporation

Project Description: Sited on the parking structure of the office complex thirteen 20’ high x 3’ wide banners depict the colorful fabrics and patterns associated with the over 30 ancestries that make up the City Heights neighborhood.

Design Team: Martinez Cutri Architects

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Title of Artworks: “Cultural Tapestry”

Date of Completion: September 2003

Medium: Printed Dacron

Location: City Heights Urban Village Office Complex Fairmont and University Avenues, San Diego, CA.

Commissioning Agency: Price Charities – San Diego Revitalization Corporation

Project Description: The fabric and pattern theme of the parking structure banners is carried into the office-building in the form of a woven triptych sited in the elevator lobby.

Cultural Tapestry

Leo Carrillo Ranch/Park

Title of Artwork: "Siren Call of Filmland"

Date of Completion: July 2003

Medium: Painted galvanized steel and stainless steel cable.

Location: Front gate for Leo Carrillo State Park, Carlsbad CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Carlsbad Arts Office

Project Description: Leo Carrillo Ranch/Park Master Plan design team artist responsible for designing programming and educational components as well as integrated artworks that create visual metaphors for Leo Carrillo; star of stage, screen and television. The 32’ long x 7’ high steel front gate recalls a chapter from Carrillo’s book that describes his pivotal professional decision to leave the New York stage and appear in talking pictures back home in California.

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects, Milford Wayne Donaldson, Architect

Awards: California Preservation Foundation Design Award for Leo Carrillo Ranch Master Plan, 1998.

American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter, Merit Award, 1999.

Siren Call of Filmland

Title of Artwork: "Caballeros Gate"

Date of Completion: July 2003

Medium: Painted galvanized steel

Location: Temporarily sited at Carlsbad Arts Office sculpture garden

Commissioning Agency: City of Carlsbad

Project Description: The 7' x 12' center opening swing gate recalls Carrillo's lifelong friendship with artist Ed Borien.

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects

Caballeros Gate

Avenue Water Treatment Plant

Title of Artwork: “Works Projects Anthology” - Main Gate

Date of Completion: November 2007

Medium: Painted galvanized steel

Location: Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Ventura, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Ventura, Office of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program

Project Description: The historic Works Projects Administration era architecture of the plant inspired the art deco design of the front gate. The gate recalls the great artworks that were produced during this period in American history that depicted machinery as heroic tributes to the technological advances of our society. The gate was fabricated by Designs In Iron in San Diego, CA.

Design Team: Kennedy Jenks Consultants

Award: 2008 Top Job Award, National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association

'Works Projects Anthology' - Main Gate

Title of Artwork: “Vessel Gate” - Delivery Gate

Date of Completion: November 2007

Medium: Painted galvanized steel

Location: Delivery gate for the Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Ventura, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Ventura, Office of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program

Project Description: “Vessel Gate” is a center opening swing gate that features an arch that is cut through with irregularly shaped rectangles metamorphosing into the shape of a vessel. The gate was fabricated by Designs In Iron, San Diego, CA.

Design Team: Kennedy Jenks Consultants

'Vessel Gate' - Delivery Gate

Children's Museum of San Diego

Title of Artwork: "Incunabula" Toddler’s Exhibit

Date of Completion: October 1994

Medium: Gunite, EPDM rubber granules, wood, electric fans and found objects

Location: Children’s Museum of San Diego

Commissioning Agency: Children’s Museum of San Diego

Project Description: The toddler's exhibit is an undulating landscape with craters, a tunnel/ bridge, stairs, raised areas

and a whirl-I-gig surrounded by a low wall. A seamless curve joins the amoeba shaped floor and wall and the entire interior surface is covered with a colorful impact absorbing rubber.

Awards: Contributing to the Orchids and Onions Awards, Orchid Award for Interiors for the Children’s Museum of San Diego, 1994.

Incunabula

Pump Station 77

Title of Artwork: "Viewage"

Date of Completion: November 1997

Medium: Concrete, color hardeners and landscaping

Location: Pump Station 77 – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of San Diego Water Utilities Department.

Project Description: Because it would be empty most of the time, the design solution for this 210,000 square foot emergency sewage storage pond addresses the concerns of nearby residences who anticipated a negative visual impact on the natural landscape. The use of color hardeners and the checkerboard construction technique blended the pond with nature by creating a giant pixilated reproduction of its natural surroundings.

Design Team: Spurlock Porier Landscape Architects, Manuel Oncina Architect

Awards: American Society of Civil Engineers, Outreach Award, 1998. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California,

Liquid Art Award for “Viewage”, Pump Station 77, City of San Diego, Water/Utilities Department, 2001.

Viewage Viewage