Water/Wastewater

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.

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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

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

65th and Herrick Pump Station

Title of Artwork: "Water is…"

Date of Completion: 1990

Medium: Cast cement

Location: 65th and Herrick Street, San Diego

Commissioning Agency: Cit of San Diego Water Utilities Department

Project Description: Anecdotes about water are cast into a cement panel that is sited above a window that provides a view of the pump station machinery.

Design Team: Platt/Whitelaw Architects

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