"curtain wall" receives 2013 AIA Kansas City Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Merit Award

Recently completed GSA Art in Architecture project "curtain wall" at the Richard Bolling Federal Building in Kansas City was awarded a 2013 AIA Kansas City Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Merit Award at an awards reception on November 15.

"curtain wall" is comprised of 270 total units of custom printed glass in a basic 2 by 6 foot unit. The work totals approximately 60 by 60 feet across 4 levels of the escalator core in this federal office building. Helix Architecture + Design was engaged to renovate vast areas of the building, and had designed this stainless steel metal framework for basic glass. When I was brought into the project after a national selection process, I decided to develop imagery for this glass feature wall, and to work within their framework. The glass was printed at Skyline Design in Chicago. 

I would like to give special thanks to the following individuals who made this project particularly meaningful by way of their generosity, expertise and management: Don Distler (GSA), Sylvia Augustus (GSA), Kimberly Baker (GSA), Tom Thomas (GSA), Ruven Ortiz (GSA), Kristine Sutherlin (Helix), Louis Zarr (Gastinger Walker Harden Architects), Mark Toth (Skyline Design), Charlie Rizzo (Skyline Design), Deborah Newmark (Skyline Design), Terry Carter (Carter Glass), Bruce Frisbie (Insulite Glass), Eric Nickeson (JE Dunn), Adam Cox (JE Dunn), Bob Vozar (JE Dunn), Matt Jacobs and Ross Dansby.

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