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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Public Art Project
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona

Project Details

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Architect
City of Phoenix, and Sky Harbor Airport
Location
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
Project Year
2011
Size
25000 sq. ft.

City of Phoenix, and Sky Harbor Airport commissioned artist Teresa Villegas to design the new terrazzo floor at the Sky Harbor International Airport. This project began Sept. 2008 through the City of Phoenix and Aviation of Sky Harbor Airport. The job was to design a 25000 sq ft. floorspace at Terminal 3, Baggage Claim Area.

The design emphasizes desert imagry, and inspiration from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Havasupai. The colors of blues, greens, and browns reflect an oasis of water among the desert environment. Small brushed aluminum metal accents of desert flying insects, desert seeds, thorns, and branches are scattered around the baggage carousel area.

After a year+ of drafting the design, re-designs, and collaborating with DWL Architects, Advance Terrazo, Aviation, Marzee Metal, and the City of Phoenix, we finalized the design and began construction in the summer of 2009. Final completion January 2011.