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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
Renovation, Terminals A and B

Client:

Houston Airport System

Artists:

Terry Allen (completed June 1999)

 

Ed Carpenter (completed June 2001)

 

Rachel Hecker (completed June 2000)

 

 

Project Mgmt.

PGAL/ACI

Architect:  

Gensler Associates

Civic Art & Design services:

Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management

Project Dates:

1997-2001

Sculptor and musician Terry Allen’s “Countree Music,” a native tree, cast in bronze, astride a greatly modified terrazzo map of the world and accompanied by a soundtrack of original music, is located in the new South Concourse of Terminal A.

Ed Carpenter’s installation, crafted from dichroic and patterned glass, is integrated into the central skylight of Terminal A’s North Concourse. At night, computerized lighting will provide constantly changing illumination.

Rachel Hecker
redesigned the Terminal B elevator core, cladding the elevators in the ticket lobby in an accordion-fold stainless steel structure, highlighted by blue light, that references the elements of the classic box kite.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
Pedestrian Connectors, Terminal A & B Garage

Client: Houston Airport System
Artists: Leamon Green (under construction)
  Dixie Friend Gay (completed March 2002)
   
Project Mgmt. HNTB Corp.
Architect:   Rey de la Reza Architects, Inc.
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 1998-2001(ongoing)

Leamon Green’s plan for the Terminal A connector calls for etching international patterns and the silhouettes of travelers on the glass walls, the installation of his terrazzo floor design, and the inclusion of 14 recessed light boxes in the walls.

Dixie Friend Gay’s Terminal B connector includes a glass mosaic mural, based on a painting created for the project and a terrazzo floor mural.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
Consolidated Car Rental Facility
Client: Houston Airport System
Artists: Kirk Baxter (designs in progress)
  George Sacaris (designs in progress)
  Bob Wade (designs in progress)
   
Architect:   Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 2000-2003 (ongoing)

When completed, the Consolidated Rental Car Facility will handle more than 12 million customers annually, and will help to make their car rental transactions more efficient, and more convenient.  At this writing, the artists are at work on their enhancements, which are to provide greater visual interest, and enhance the facility’s identity in three areas: the Bus Approach, Glass Panels, and Hanging Sculptures.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
International Services Expansion Program (ISEP)
Client: Houston Airport System
Artists Art Guys, Rolando Briseno, Leslie Elkins, Sandra Fiedorek Bill FitzGibbons, Jim Hirschfield & Sonya Ishii, Sheila Klein, Kate Petley, Jody Pinto, Bert Samples, Ben Woitena
Architect:   Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville
Project Mgmt:  PB Team
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 2000-2004 (ongoing)

Lead artist Jody Pinto collaborated with architects from Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville on an Art Master Plan for the new Federal Inspection Station (FIS), which will expand the airport’s ability to serve increased volumes of international passenger traffic.  The Master Plan addresses design criteria and philosophy, identification of sites/opportunities for artists, and other factors, in the FIS. (project is in the design phase).

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
Terminal E
Client: Houston Airport System
Artists Art Guys
Architect:   Corgan Associates, Inc.
Project Mgmt:  PB Team
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; artist design management
Project Dates: 2000-2004 (ongoing)

To be Determined.

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