Idea Tree, San Jose CA
       
     
Idea Tree, San Jose CA
       
     
Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA
       
     
Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA
       
     
Idea Tree, San Jose CA
       
     
Idea Tree, San Jose CA

Architect/Artist: Soo-In Yang / Lifethings

Status: Completed at Arup

Project Description: The Idea Tree welcomes visitors to the City of San Jose’s newly renovated McEnery Convention Center as a focal point in the main entrance plaza. Arup worked closely with Seoul-based designer Life Things and fabricator Demiurge, of Denver, CO to help realize a structure in keeping with the original artistic intent. Jason was the Engineer of Record for this installation.

Photo credit Kyungsub Shin

Idea Tree, San Jose CA
       
     
Idea Tree, San Jose CA

Architect/Artist: Soo-In Yang / Lifethings

Status: Completed at Arup

Project Description: The Idea Tree welcomes visitors to the City of San Jose’s newly renovated McEnery Convention Center as a focal point in the main entrance plaza. Arup worked closely with Seoul-based designer Life Things and fabricator Demiurge, of Denver, CO to help realize a structure in keeping with the original artistic intent. Jason was the Engineer of Record for this installation.

Photo credit Kyungsub Shin

Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA
       
     
Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA

Artist: Jim Campbell

Status: Completed at Arup

Project Description: The Swirl is a tubular structure approximately 90ft long and 30ft high supporting programmable LED installation housed in 19 circumferential rings. The chosen material is stainless steel and includes an innovative blend of Duplex and 316 grades to realize the artist’s vision of as slender columns as possible. As Project Director, Jason led Arup’s team and collaboration with Jim Campbell and the fabricator/erector Demiurge.

Photo by Jim Campbell

Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA
       
     
Swirl - Jim Campbell, Des Moines IA

Artist: Jim Campbell

Status: Completed at Arup

Project Description: The Swirl is a tubular structure approximately 90ft long and 30ft high supporting programmable LED installation housed in 19 circumferential rings. The chosen material is stainless steel and includes an innovative blend of Duplex and 316 grades to realize the artist’s vision of as slender columns as possible. As Project Director, Jason led Arup’s team and collaboration with Jim Campbell and the fabricator/erector Demiurge.

Photo by Jim Campbell