Sound Transit Art Program (WA), National Request for Qualifications: Perimeter Screening Artwork Project
Sound Transit Art Program (STart), Operations and Maintenance Facility East, Bellevue, WA
Deadline: February 6th, 2017, 5:00pm PST
The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) is developing a major artwork to screen the perimeter of a planned train yard in Bellevue, Washington, otherwise known as the Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMFE). STart is seeking a professional artist who demonstrates an interest in and has past experience developing lineal artwork. The artwork response is anticipated to be fabricated largely in metal.
Artwork Project Description: Due to sight lines and the future trail activity, the most significant opportunity at the OMFE is its perimeter fence, particularly on the facility’s western edge. The OMFE’s design/build contractor will work with the selected artist to develop the supporting structure for this perimeter fence and will fabricate and install that structure and concrete base.
Design budget: $75,000 (all-inclusive of fees, costs, and taxes)
Fabrication and installation budget: $750,000 (all-inclusive of all fees, costs, travel and taxes)
Eligibility: open to professional artists or artist teams who reside in the United States
OMFE Project Summary: Sound Transit, based in Seattle, Washington, is in the design and construction phase for Link light rail corridors north, south and east of Seattle. The agency is building a network of light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit to serve the greater Puget Sound metropolitan area, including cities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
To care for the additional 90 light rail vehicles that will be added to the fleet when those light rail extensions open, Sound Transit is building a second train yard that will be in Bellevue, Washington. The OMFE will be a nearly 25-acre, rectangular switching yard, with maintenance and operations buildings clustered in its center. The south and east edges of the facility are being designed to accommodate future “transit-oriented development” projects, while the north and west sides of the facility will abut a bicycle/pedestrian trail and protected wetlands.
Application: Submission of an online application is required for this opportunity