The City of Rochester received significant funding from multiple agencies to reconstruct University Avenue and extend the successful outdoor Public Art Museum ‘ARTWalk’ in the Neighborhood of the Arts. The project included extensive public outreach and collaboration with neighborhood stakeholders and cultural institutions to develop a vision for the streetscape improvements. The project design required collaboration among multiple design disciplines and extensive regulatory review at the local, state and federal level.
Sue Steele, under prvious employment was Involved in the streetscape, landscape, and public plaza design for the project. She was responsible for the coordination and facilitation of public meetings and stakeholder meetings for the public art trail and roadway improvement project. She designed plazas and pocket parks in the project corridor and prepared graphics and presentations for marketing and public meetings.
Sue facilitated and managed Calls for Art for the project which included the release of the Art Calls, running the Jury sessions, managing the public display and voting, and assisting with the contracting of the selected artists. Managing the artists included the oversight of fabrication and management of the artist contracts. This project included the commissioning of over $350,000 of public art.
City of Rochester
Public Art Acquisition
Construction Administration Services.
Bergmann Associates / Architecture and Engineering
Studio William Cochran / Public Art Advisor
Bayer Landscape Architecture /Memorial Art Gallery Landscape Architect Sealand Contractors Corporation / Prime Contractor
Completed under previous employment.