Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Public Art Plan needed for the new Penguins Arena! Art Consultants wanted. Office of Public Art and GPAC Pittsburgh

The Office of Public Art would like to inform you of the following opportunity.... The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), City of Pittsburgh (City), Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Developer) are seeking a consultant or consultant team to create a public art plan for the Pittsburgh Arena which focuses on the exterior of the building and the surrounding site. The new Pittsburgh Arena will be the home for the Pittsburgh Penguins and will replace their current arena, Mellon Arena, which was built in 1961. The arena will also function as a multipurpose venue for performing arts and entertainment.

The consultant will analyze the Pittsburgh Arena Master Development Plan, recommendations from the Contextual Design Advisory Panel and meet with City staff, project stakeholders and the community to develop a comprehensive public art plan for the arena. The art plan should provide for projects that depict the history, present and future of Pittsburgh, the Hill District, Uptown and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) is available for this project including all expenses and travel.
The competition is open to established professional consultants or consultant teams working within the United States. Students are not eligible to apply.
The link to the RFQ is

If you have any questions regarding this RFQ, please contact Kimberly Baker or call 412.255.2516. The Office of Public Art is a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning funded by The Heinz Endowments.


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