21st Century Donor Wall~ 2000 ~ Cleveland Clinic Foundation

In 1998 I was chosen through a competition to design a donor wall honoring 4000 generous Cleveland Clinic employees who donated 3.7 million towards building the Lerner Research Institute, Cole Eye Institute and the Taussing Cancer Center. A preliminary model and video simulation first allowed appreciation demonstrating the concept of a mechanized tri-screen rotating sculpture to accommodate the 4000 name and building placement fit into a 2x 22×10 foot space. Dedicated in 2000, the 21st Century Donor Wall was located in the Clinic lobby. Matching the existing woodwork a mahogany cabinet surround enclosed 33’x 5’ tall 6” wide glass triangular columns that simultaneously rotated one revolution per minute creating a calming rhythmic effect. Printing the three panel surfaces on transparent adhesive vinyl addressed the background and alphabetical application of names applied to the front and back glass surface. Ambient background gradient colors breathed as the names and buildings morphed one plane into another presenting the Cleveland Clinic community as a flowing resource celebrating the uniqueness of individuals creating a unified whole. Budget: $135.000

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