Confidential Financial Firm Campus
Location: Austin, TX
Project Type: Corporate Campus
When this Fortune 500 firm built its new campus in Austin, they wanted to make a strong community connection by working with local artists to strengthen ties to the city. All employees would be working from one location for the first time, and fostering connection was important. Artwork needed to grab attention, inspire conversation and appeal to a younger, tech-savvy employee base.
Art for each campus building focuses on the voluminous main lobbies that welcome visitors and serve as collaboration spaces. Color and interactive pieces encourage everyone to experience the art while creating significant opportunities for social engagement.
One mesmerizing installation is the 8′ x 23′ tall cylinders, each consisting of 365 handwoven monofilament wires. As you move throughout the room, these cylinders create an illusion of flowing light. Set against the backdrop of an ombre-painted wall that enhances the color of each column, the jaw-dropping piece of art is hypnotic and a different experience depending on where one views it.
The Amenities Building features a kinetic, fully functioning clock. The massive acrylic gears move with weights and a swinging pendulum. Employees and visitors are encouraged to become part of the experience by winding the clock.
“Working with Art + Artisans has been critical in accomplishing what we are trying to create. They are a great team to work with and provide ideas and the support that we need for a project of this size. They have been with us from the conceptual phase all the way through to implementation, supporting us and providing us with solutions to all we are trying to accomplish. There were many changes that had to be made and things to adapt to, and they accomplished everything despite these challenges. It has been a very successful project.”+ CuratorConfidential Financial Firm
“There's significance around emotion because we want the client to be happy with the project, rave about it, and show it off. A+A has always been very good to work with. They bring so many different concepts and ideas to enhance our design. Art + Artisans is key to one of those extra things that really helps solidify our design.”+ Wendy RosamondAssociate Principal-Lead Interior Designer, STG Design