Transform | prototype

Transform Invited design proposal | Art-in-Architecture Program | State of Illinois

16" x 16" prototype | glass with glass stringer and hardware

Design proposal for a feature wall installation for the Engineering Sciences and Technology program at Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Hard-edged line and geometries of an industrial vocabulary are integrated with abstracted forms inspired by the natural world.

I created a 1/3rd scale prototype of a small section of the full 66SF glass composition to help visualize the color and glass palette of the proposed piece. I used thinner glass stringer rather than glass rod to keep the proportions appropriate for the smaller scale piece. A laser level was used to set the stringer.

cutting prototype | concept Transform

cutting prototype | concept Transform

Transform re-imagines forms and processes of the Engineering Sciences department as a visual narrative. Transform celebrates the extraordinary technical expertise that is learned and applied at Parkland College. This visual abstraction draws on modernist visual tropes of beauty in structure and function, making it accessible to viewers by connecting them with imagery from the natural world. Transform connects art and design with manufacturing and production at both a conceptual and material level.

Transform |16" x 16" prototype | glass, stringer, grout

Transform |16" x 16" prototype | glass, stringer, grout

Transform |16" x 16" prototype | glass, stringer, grout

Full set of images of Transform prototype can be found here.