Coursera Interactive Mural - CODAworx

Coursera Interactive Mural

Client: Coursera

Location: Mountain View, CA, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team


Strider Patton


Shannon Riley

Building 180


Meredith Winner

Building 180


Building 180 worked with Coursera’s Workplace Development Team to curate a list of artists to paint murals at their Mountain View HQ in California. This bleak entranceway was the artery of the building and we wanted to transform the space into a welcoming place for visitors and employees. Artist Strider Patton took this a step further and added an interactive element to his mural by adding sound-reactive LED lighting to the mural. These lights reacted as people went up and down the stairs the throughout the hallway.


To transform a bleak entrance hallway at Coursera's HQ in Mountain View, CA into an interactive light and mural for those entering and exiting the building.


Building 180 worked with Strider Patton to develop an interactive stairwell mural combining paint and LEDs. Given that the mural spanned the stairwell, we needed to erect special scaffolding in order for the artist to reach the ceilings and the eave above the stairwell.