Transition Portal

Submitted by Kate Raudenbush


Client: Nevada Dept. of Transportation

Location: Reno, NV, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team


Kate Raudenbush

Kate Raudenbush LLC


John L'Etoile

Nevada DOT

Industry Resource

Seth Alexander

Ames Construction

Industry Resource

Chuck Hamm

C.C. Iron

Industry Resource

Donath Picardo

Pierline Engineering


“A symbolic rite of passage to honor humanity’s transition to a sustainable and harmonious technological future.”


The objective: to create an inspiring 30' tall gateway sculpture at the entrance of the new Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, NV, to mark the opening of the largest tech park in the USA, home of the visionary Tesla Gigafactory.


The Nevada DOT and Ames Construction project management, structural engineers, artist & fabricators collaborated to meet strict DOT requirements for materials, 102 mph wind loads, lighting, fabrication and long term maintenance of a permanent public artwork, while not sacrificing the vision or aesthetic impact of the artwork.

Additional Information

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