Greening Purnell: Site-Specific Sculpture Proposal to Integrate Nature with the Edifice

2000

A conceptual design proposal to transform the Purnell Center for the Arts into a Sustainable building includes vines growing on façade with trees and major eco roof planting. Not realized.

Faculty were given an exhibit in Regina Gouger Miller Gallery within Purnell Center for the Arts, a barren new building on the Carnegie Mellon campus surrounded by barren landscape plus huge hard-edged box atop (theatre fly-space) In response to this stark edifice a proposed green ‘revision’ to integrate natural and built environment and incorporate ecological systems with building program to create healthy learning environment, grow the building, soften the edges, reuse waste water, generate power from sun, eco-roof to insulate, absorb water, create habitat, clean air, etc.

Other Projects

Public Art

  1. Living Waters of Larimer, 2012-2016
  2. Permaculture Orchard, 2011
  3. One Mile Garden, 2008—present
  4. WeGrow, 2004-2006
  5. Listen to the South Side, 2000-2004
  6. Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, 1996-2000
  7. Urban Semi-Wilderness Area, 1994-1998
  8. Barletta’s News, 1994
  9. Commemorative Monument to Native Americans, 1993
  10. Water Rites: A Domestic Arrangement, 1991
  11. Monument to the Fall of the Television Evangelists, 1988

Installations

  1. The NEW R5 Travel Agency, 2008
  2. Following in My Father’s Footsteps, 2003
  3. An Island For 2 Axe Heads, A String..., 1996
  4. Eco-Mobile Home/Office Entertainment System, 1993
  5. The Persian Gulf Bowl, 1992
  6. As We Turn with the World, 1991
  7. It’s Always Greener on the Greener side, OR..., 1990
  8. The Pantheozone: Temple To The Ozone, 1989

Proposals

  1. Google Earth Camouflage, A Revision Request, An Ecoart..., 2008
  2. One Tree EcoArt Proposal, 2007
  3. Greening the Andy Warhol Museum: It’s for the..., 2007
  4. 3 Sisters Garden, 2003
  5. Ecotone: A Public Art Proposal for the David..., 2002
  6. Greening Purnell: Site-Specific Sculpture Proposal to Integrate Nature..., 2000