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Reliant Stadium
Client:     Houston Texans
Artists: Walter Matia, James Turner (Curlew Castings)
Architect HOK
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping, management of artist selection
Project Dates: 2001-2003

The art enhancements to the new football stadium include a family of sculptures and a recognition wall for Personal Seat License (PSL) holders. The PSL wall, designed by James Turner, will be approximately 240 linear feet and will include approximately 16,000 names. Walter Matia has designed a series of fighting bull torsos, which will be installed outside the three entrances of the stadium.

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Wastewater Operations Testing Laboratory (10500 Bellaire Blvd.)
Client:     City of Houston, Wastewater Operations
Artists: MANUAL (Ed Hill & Suzanne Bloom)
Architect Llewelyn-Davies Sahni, Inc.
Civic Art & Design services: Scoping; management of artist selection; design and construction management
Project Dates: 1996-1998

The suite of artworks included in this design included a video piece, several computer-enhanced photographic works, specialized signage and a decorative paving inlay.  The works were centered on the theme AQUA PROFUNDA EST QUIETA ("still waters run deep").

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Utility Customer Service Center (4200 Leeland)
Client:     City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department
Artists: Danny Harries
Project Management: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.
Art Budget:  $20,000
Civic Art & Design services: Artist selection and installation management
Project Dates: 2000-2001 (ongoing)

The artist created two original acrylic paintings to furnish the newly renovated lobby of this highly-trafficked public building.  The works, inspired by an existing historic bas-relief in the lobby, are slated for completion in April, 2001.

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