Plaza Las Americas - CODAworx

Plaza Las Americas

Submitted by Jo Schneider

Client: Empressa Fonalledas

Location: San Juan, PR, United States

Completion date: 2000

Project Team


RTKL Architects

Callison RTKL

Industry Resource

Polich Tallix

Polich Tallix Foundry


Underwater Court at Macy's In Plaza Las Americas is 60'x20'x50'. Constructed of stainless steel, bronze, water and light; Bronze Manatee and Turtle are kinetic with waterwheels. All forms are reflective of Puerto Rico.


The Underwater Court at Plaza Las Americas is a major attraction for the mall in Puerto Rico and a meeting place. It makes Plaza a unique destination in PR.


Jo Schneider Design LLC designed Plaza as a sub-consultant to the architect RTKL. I then worked for a year very closely with Tallix Foundry to fabricate and cast the work.

Additional Information

I am extremely grateful to a visionary client Empressa Fonalledas for the opportunity and to the talented people at Tallix for helping me realize the project. The project received a Society for Environmental Graphic Design Award.