Interior upgrades to this historic building included commissioning an art feature for the travertine clad lobby.
The designer's goal was to add a dynamic, crisp visual feature in this simple lobby by commissioning 3 art pieces in mixed media with glass. The exterior of this historic building features intricate architectural ornamentation in pale green. Connecting the exterior facade and the interior travertine walls, the palette for the project was gray-greens, gray-blues and muted whites.
The designer and artist reviewed color palettes and conceptual directions for the work. The three piece series offers an abstract portrait of Evanston. The close connection of nature and city is represented with lake, city and our renowned urban forest. The foliage elements make a direct reference to the intricate architectural ornamentation on the facade of the building. A grayed green, blues and neutral palette creates a crisp visual contrast with the travertine walls.
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