site-specific art and design for communities

Public Art

The Hole Ball Game

Repose

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Wrap House

Now & Then

Vortex

View Finder

Dreiser- Shadows of Meaning

Site Lines

Site Lines Past

Local Seen

Coloring Book Plaza

Setting the Tables

Across the Market,
Below the Sky,
Up the River

Conditional Reflections

Inside Outside

Looking Through the Past

Fathom Apart

Concepts

UrbanRock Design engages a wide range of media and site conditions for public artworks spanning both two- and three-dimensional form. The studio adheres to a belief that media works in service of thematic site-specificity. Media includes: imagery embedded in glass, metal scrims, three-dimensional metal form, concrete elements, and sculptural wood forms. New techniques of form and image making are explored with each project to advance the common goals of the design team.

The studio values the range of sites where public art may be integrated within architecture and urban places. The body of work has embraced integrating art within the architectural envelop, as well as sculptural and function-based artwork that is situated into parks, campuses, and public institutions. The studio explores stories about specific places, and always searches for what is special and unique about the site.

Artworks are rooted in principles of connection, and uplifting aspirations. There is a keen interested in interactive artwork with layered meanings. This is accomplished with unique perspectives, perceptual shifts, and tactile experiences. Public art is most powerful when it engages the here-and-now, and offers more than imagery. The agency and power of public art energizes places that are intertwined with sound site planning and urban design. Complexities and richness of the public realm lead to projects that convey place-based stories and experiences sustaining interest over repeat visits.