Kaleidoscope- Port Everglades Administration Building - CODAworx

Kaleidoscope- Port Everglades Administration Building

Client: Broward County Cultural

Location: Hollywood , FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $175,000

Project Team


Eric Small

EES Design, LLC

Custom Paint

Claire Brown - Autin Wright

Johnson Atelier, Inc


Rein Triefeldt and his team invite clients and viewers to explore the possibilities inherent in both manmade and natural environments. Their pleasing and intriguing sculptures often showcase local flora and fauna.
They interact with and echo elements of their surroundings through the play of light and motion. Rein’s process is deeply consultative, as he invites clients to look at their spaces in completely new ways.


The Kaleidoscope butterflies have landed.
Landmark public sculpture wows visitors to the Port Everglades Administration building.
Port Everglades, a major gateway for international trade and cruise vacations in Florida is now home to four enormous butterfly sculptures. Commissioned by Broward County Cultural Division, these colorful butterflies open their wings to remind tourists and eco-visitors of the unique aspects of the resource center and its commitment to green and sustainable practices.


Rein Triefeldt, LLC, Trenton, NJ Sculpture, design, fabrication, paint and patina.

WSP USA, Pompano Beach FL,
Engineering, design and permit drawings, electrical engineering as need.

Jin Kim Design, New York (Remote work) CAD renderings, 3D modeling

Nutting Engineers of Florida, Inc, Boynton Beach, FL Geotechnical Exploration & Engineering

EES Design LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL Custom Sculpture Fabricator and installation

Johnson Atelier, Hamilton, NJ, Costom Paint

Becnan Construction Services, Inc, Miami FL General Contractor

Valerie Mendola, New York (Remote work) Project Manager

Additional Information

Rein Triefeldt is a master of mixed media and environmental kinetic sculptures. For more than thirty years, Rein’s innovative sculptures have been exhibited across five continents. Education and Academics (Partial listing) 1986, University of Windsor, Canada, Master of Fine Art 1983, University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Fine Art, Honors 2000-2005 The College of New Jersey, Faculty 2001-Present Kinetic Art Organization, Co-founder & Board Member 1988-97 Johnson Atelier Institute of Sculpture, Trenton, NJ Public Art Commissions/Projects (Partial Listing) 2023 45 Veski, Tartu, Estonia 2021 Kaleidoscope, Port Everglades Admin. Bldg., Hollywood FL 2015 Praying Mantis, Fair Dinkum, Palm Beach Island, FL 2013 Fossils, Fair Dinkum, Palm Beach Island, FL 2009 Sunny Isles Beach Blue, The City of Sunny Isles Beach, FL 2008 Solar Tree, Hillsborough City School District, CA 2006 Stellarator Princeton, NJ, Princeton University 2005 Chaotic Flyers, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA 2005 Variki Arc and Russian Swing, Cirque du Soleil International 2005 Temple, International Schools Services, Princeton, NJ 2005 Solar One, Dutch Biennale, the Netherlands 2003 SeeSaw, Samek & Associates, Boston, MA 1996 Olympic High Flyer, Centennial Olympic Games, GA