Committed to the goal of creating a lasting impact on the world around him, Gordon Huether (born in Rochester, NY in 1959) founded his studio in Napa, California with a mission to create large-scale site-specific permanent artwork installations. Huether’s work has been integrated into architecture and landscape for both public and private clients. His careful consideration of the artwork installation in context with the place and its users has led to many major public art awards around the world. Projects have included installations for airports, civic buildings, corporations, hospital, hotels, libraries, museums, parking garages, recreation, transportation centers, and universities.
I have worked with Gordon Huether on five public art installations. He is a master at working with challenging public clients, demonstrating tremendous artistry and attention to each particular opportunity. He delivers the highest quality work on time and on budget. I will work with him again and again.
-LP3 architecture, Inc.
Gordon Huether has worked on many of my architectural designs. His work has enhanced the building designs resulting in publication of the buildings. Gordon is a unique artist and can work in many media. I have practiced architecture around the world for over 50 years and have never met an artist with as much creativity and ability to mold his work into its setting.
-EDA Architects | Salt Lake City, Utah
As Design Principal with EDA Architects I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of artist over the years.
On occasion, these individuals have profoundly enhanced the architecture as well as the public’s interaction with their work.
Gordon Huether, is clearly one of these individuals.
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-Ohio Arts Council
Gordon Huether Studio was commissioned for the Ohio Percent for Art/University of Toledo Roundabout project. Gordon and his studio were a delight to work with. They were engaging and were accommodating in adjusting their design to meet the requests of the committee. They created an iconic sculpture that works as the "gateway" for that part of the university's campus. They were timely (actually a VERY quick turnaround), within budget and a pleasure to work with. The sculpture met and exceeded the expectations of the committee and the University of Toledo is very pleased.
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Mountain Range and River of Light, Corten steel, glass, and integrated glass tiles, 2010.
photo: Misha Bruk
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Globussphäre, stainless steel, pyrex, dichroic glass, and boro-artistic glass rods.
photo: Arburg GmbH & Co. KG
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Aluminum Yucca, salvaged aluminum and solar-powered LED lighting, 2003.
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.