Great Wall - CODAworx

Client: BioMarin

Location: Novato, CA, United States

Completion date: 2005

Artwork budget: $350,000

Project Team


Gordon Huether

Gordon Huether Studio


BioMarin Pharmaceutical


Microscopic bio-organisms studied in BioMarin’s laboratory inspired the laser-cut design of the wall’s surface. The 200-foot Corten steel wall was treated with a hot patina application, creating additional random organic patterns on the wall’s surface. The cellular shapes enliven the surface of the sculpture while adding a layer of content with a direct connection to the mission of the company.