Resolution to Award a Contract with Quinn Evans Architects (QEA) for Project Design and Management Services for the Ann Arbor Municipal Center Dreiseitl Project ($111,400.00)
On Monday, July 20th 2009, Herbert Dreisietl presented a design proposal for a exterior sculpture project integrating storm water with separate related indoor installations in the lobby areas of the Ann Arbor Municipal Center buildings.
The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission (AAPAC) established a preliminary project budget of $750,000.00, including the cost of the design, fabrication, and installation of the art as well as any changes to the Municipal Center project under construction. These installations include:
? A large format water feature sculpture with integrated glass pearls located at the east edge of the South Plaza adjacent to the Rain Garden
? A two-dimensional Huron River graphic to be located on the custom blue glass wall in the Main Lobby of the Police Court Addition
? A two-dimensional plant graphic to be located on the west wall of the new Larcom Building Atrium lobby
In addition to presenting to the Task Force, the AAPAC, and City Council, a Public Reception and exhibition of Mr. Dreiseitl’s models and drawings were part of the presentation activities. All meetings were open to the public and over 500 individuals from the community attended during the day. The exterior model is on view on the 2nd floor of City Hall, along with illustrations of the project.
In preparation for the documentation phase of the proposal, the team of Quinn Evans Architects (QEA), Conservation Design Forum (CDF), Herbert Dreiseitl (HD), and City staff met to review the final design concepts for the art features, the impact on the Municipal Center project under construction, prepare preliminary cost estimates, and to conduct initial interviews of art fabricators and installers. Subsequently, Herbert Dreiseitl proposed to work with the local firms of Quinn Evans Architects (Q...Click here for full text