Public Art, Design Consultant for Artist Janet Echelman
PHOENIX CIVIC SPACE ART COMMISSION, CITY OF PHOENIX
“Her Secret is Patience,” 2009
Phoenix Civic Space
As the fifth largest city in the Unites States, the City of Phoenix commissioned this $2.4m sculpture for the Phoenix Civic Space to celebrate future place making interaction of downtown businesses, residents, and an expanding Arizona State University downtown campus.
The collaborative design process works closely with engineers and fabricators to advance earlier symmetrical geometries into assymeterical geometries that require more complex weaving methods developed specifically by Buro Happold’s C.R.A.F.T. team for the project. Parametrics and building information modeling tools were respond to a variety of assymetrical and aperiodic forces.
The piece celebrates wind movements of low velocity and high velocity conditions, adjusting throughout the year to the setting sun with cool colors in the summer and warm colors in the winter.
Artist: Janet Echelman
Design Consultant, Architect + Visualization: Speranza Architecture
Structural Engineering SD: ARUP
Structural Engineering CD: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: EDAW
Design Build Contractor: CAID
Net Fabricator: GORE