Travis Park Art Installation
Graduate students in the UTSA College of Architecture have recently installed a 15-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide and 40-foot-long dome sculpture in Travis Park as part of an end-of-semester project for their graduate-level studio, “Design on Topic: Thinness.”
The sculpture, “F²,” is the first major public art installation featured at the newly renovated Travis Park. The project received partnership support from the City of San Antonio's (CoSA) Center City Development and Operations Department and the Department for Culture and Creative Development.
The installation is a grid shell dome made of interweaving pieces of wood covered with folded plastic panels. It was designed by 14 graduate students, studying the fundamentals of parametric design, and fabricated and installed by 13 volunteers that included members of the original graduate studio.
All the work was completed under the supervision of Kevin McClellan, senior lecturer of architecture, and Andrew Kudless, the UTSA College of Architecture Dean's Distinguished Visiting Critic for 2014.
F² is scheduled to be on display on the south side of Travis Park for three months. The architectural installation will have public, docent-led tours every Tuesday at 7 p.m. during that time. The photos in this gallery were taken during the installation’s official opening ceremony, hosted by the UTSA College of Architecture and the City of San Antonio on June 5 in Travis Park.