Millennium Cross

Submitted by Arthur Stern

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Client: PeaceHealth Hospital

Location: Longview, USA

Completion date: 2000

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

Artist

Arthur Stern

Arthur Stern Studios

Art Consultant

Kathy Hathorn

American Art Resources

Interior Designer

Judy Reed

Design Studio Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Architect

John F. Haupt Architect and Director of Facilities

PeaceHealth Hospital

Overview

This 24' x 24' window is located over the main entrance to the hospital. From inside it can be viewed from the Atrium and a waiting area on a balcony next to the window. The window when lit at night is a welcoming feature of the building to the community.

Goals

We aligned the custom steel & aluminum framing for the window with horizontal grooves in the architecture and a vertical notch in the buildings exterior. The colors also integrated with the interior design palette.

Process

The director from the hospital wanted a cross depicted as it is also St. John Medical Center, the architect didn't. What resulted is a design where many don't see the cross, but if you look closely it is there.

Additional Information

This project earned a Millennium Design Award from the American Institute of Architects and was widely published in books and magazines.