Run - CODAworx

Client: Texas Tech University

Location: Lubbock, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $450,000

Project Team


Ben Olmstead

Olmstead Custom Fabrications

Industry Resource

Tim Downing

Industrial Stainless International


Simon Donovan

Simon Donovan LLC


For the entry of Texas Tech University’s New Sports Performance Center. The technique of creating form from stainless steel slices held apart with added “motion lines”, gives the illusion of a woman athlete running as you pass by and each figure sequentially disappears. 11’ x 21’ x 5.5’ on 6’ pedestal. Day and night shots, lighted by LED's.


The sculpture and plinth designs were an integral part of the landscape architectural planning for the new Center's plaza.


This project was a collaboration between Simon Donovan LLC, Ben Olmstead, Rice Engineering and Industrial Stainless International.