Melding Art With Infrastructure, Without Breaking the Bank

Walter Geiger pens a case study of an Orlando project that melded public art with mass transit, with maximum impact at minimal cost.

Geiger's project brought functional art pieces to the streets of Orlando in the shape of expressive, free-flowing bus shelters that benefited from composite materials and an ambitious team of designers, facbricators, and stakeholders.

Of the lessons learned by Geiger, a Washington D.C. based architect, from the project: "Over time, we will likely see composites used in larger structures – perhaps even the shells of entire buildings – as the industry grows in influence. For now, given the budget restrictions many municipalities are facing, smaller-scale applications of composites pose a promising future for public art initiatives."

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