Flight - CODAworx

Client: Equity

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team


Adam Schultz

Dream Big Sculpture



Art Consultant

Emily Santangelo

Emily Santangelo


TCA Architecture

Industry Resource

Bryan Buikima

Cracker 8 projects


The client was building a new residential building called “Altitude” in Los Angeles and wanted a large sculpture that would enhance the contemporary art deco style of the building as well as reflect the theme of aviation. The sculpture is fabricated aluminum and is 22ft x 8ft x5ft.


The goal was to create an iconic sculptural statement that would be recognizable and visible. It was to reflect the theme of aviation and enhance the style of the building. All of these goals were very important and fully integrated in the the overall design.


The art consultant contacted the artist with the goals and the budget for the project. The artist worked to come up with three different designs that met all the goals of the project. The art consultant, the client and the artist worked together redesigned the base to better meet the needs of the site. After the design was approve, the artists made a site visit with the Maquette to meet with the project manager to determine site location and orientation.