Public art is about creating connections, lifting the human spirit through new experiences and creating the opportunity for a deeper appreciation of each other and our built environment. Our work is recognized for its dynamic synthesis of art and architecture and its ability to connect site-specific narratives with function and purpose.
Public Art is a process. The Art Studio at RDG has created and led more than 100 public art installations across the country, each with a unique story and aesthetic. Our process is built upon the relationship of three important elements: Story, Structure and Site.
Understanding story leads our effort. We engage in site-specific research, artistic fact-finding, stakeholder interviews, community interactions and site visits, all of which are critical to the conceptual development of a project.
Every public art installation should strive to have an element of usefulness where the public is invited to touch, sit upon, walk through or be sheltered by the work.
Each installation is site specific to the physical and cultural nuances of a given location, both real and symbolic, historic and contemporary, with careful consideration of human scale and orientation and regarding natural light and illumination.
A balance of our three core principles coupled with creative connections and translations leads to meaningful public art outcomes. Through our engagement with project stakeholders, design team professionals and interested community members, we embrace collaboration as a source of inspiration.