Transportation Projects

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

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City of Los Angeles

Title of Artwork: Alex Baum Bike Bridge

Date of Completion: May 2002

Medium: Painted galvanized steel and concrete

Location: Spanning Los Feliz Boulevard at Interstate 5, Los Angeles, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Department of Transportation and Bureau of Engineering

Project Description: The 120’ long bike bridge is part of the infrastructure of the Los Angeles River Bike Path Project that links the San Fernando Valley with downtown Los Angeles. Bicyclists ride through two 24-foot diameter bike wheel rims situated at either end of the bridge. A spoke and rim design also enhances the bridge railing.

Alex Baum Bike Bridge Alex Baum Bike Bridge

San Diego County Regional Airport

Title of Artwork: “Untitled” – Light Sculpture

Date of Completion: May 2016

Medium: 19’ x 13’ Laminated glass, powder coated steel and LED.

Location: Terminal 2 ceiling node.

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Regional Airport Authority

Project Description: The theme of the light sculpture is aviation and San Diego’s long association with the aerospace industry. It features assets used for navigation such as sectional charts of four area airports along with references to radar, navigation and outer space.

Alex Baum Bike Bridge

City of Los Angeles

Title of Artwork: Willis Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

Date of Completion: February 2003

Medium: 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 5’ stainless steel with random brushed finishes.

Location: Spanning the Metrolink Grade Separation at Willis Avenue in Van Nuys, CA.

Commissioning Agency: City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Department of Transportation

and Bureau of Engineering

Project Description: Six stainless steel cutout designs are sighted at the tops of the vertical structures of the bridge. The cutouts depict historical and cultural assets of the San Fernando Valley such as agriculture, the aqueduct system, aviation and cave paintings.

Willis Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Willis Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

City of San Diego

Title of Artwork: Mid City Gateway

Date of Completion: 2006

Medium: Concrete, steel, glass and neon

Location: El Cajon Blvd Transit Plaza over Interstate 15, San Diego, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of San Diego

Project Description: Function follows form in the site-specific transit plaza neon gateway sculpture. It features over the road arches and vertical blade signs creating a portal to the community while referencing historic El Cajon Boulevard’s architectural past. The base of the sculpture provides space for restrooms, concession and storage.

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects

Mid City Gateway

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

City of Los Angeles

Title of Artwork: Untitled

Date of Completion: November 2007

Medium: Concrete and steel

Location: Van Nuys Boulevard at the Pacoima Diversion Channel, Van Nuys

Commissioning Agency: City of Los Angeles

Project Description: As part of the Los Angeles Bridge Improvement Program the railing for the bridge reflects architectural styles associated with historic Van Nuys Boulevard.

Design Team: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

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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

San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG

Title of Artwork - “Blowing Leaves” - Wall Façade Treatment

Date of Completion: Spring 2009

Median: Troweled shotcrete

Location: Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Station, Rancho Bernardo, CA

Dimensions: 27’ X 434’ X 2’

Project Description: “Blowing Leaves” are recessed into a concrete retaining wall in swirling patterns. The project has pioneered a cost effective way to enhance vast concrete areas.

Awards: 2010 Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, San Diego and Imperial Counties, 2009 Project of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter

Blowing Leaves

Title of Artwork – Pedestrian Walkway Railing

Date of Completion: Summer 2009

Median: Galvanized welded steel

Location: Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Station, Rancho Bernardo, CA

Dimensions: 5’ high x 120’ long

Project Description: Continuing the blowing leaves theme established for the transit station, steel leaf cutouts are welded to rectangular plates that make up the top portion of the railing.

Pedestrian Walkway Railing

Title of Artwork – Perimeter Fence

Date of Completion: Summer 2009

Median: Galvanized welded steel and chain-link

Location: Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Station, Rancho Bernardo, CA

Dimensions: 8’ high x 1,000’ long

Project Description: The perimeter fence for the facility is made up of an arrangement of curved 2” fence tubing that further enhances the theme for the station.

Perimeter Fence

“Mr. Toad’s Ride” – Direct Access Ramp

Date of Completion: 2014

Medium: Poured in place concrete

Dimensions: 10’ x 680’ x 14”

Location: Hilary Drive at Interstate 15, San Diego, CA

Commissioning Agency: Metropolitan Transit System

Project Description: The railing is a formed concrete artwork that recalls the blowing leaves behind Mr. Toad’s jalopy on his wild ride in Walt Disney's animated adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows”. The project was nominated for a 2016 San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchid Award.

Design Team: Estrada Land Planning

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