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Architecturally Integrated Artwork: Adding Value – Inspiring Placemaking (1 LU )

This course describes the best practices, methods, theories and approaches for integrating art into architectural spaces. It is well recognized that artistic elements in built environments transform and create memorable and uplifting experiences for users of the space. In addition to providing aesthetic enhancements, thoughtful and well-integrated art can increase value and introduce welcoming, place-making and iconographic benefits to the architectural space. We will review a variety of case studies, which demonstrate the benefits of integrating art in architectural and landscape settings. Techniques, approaches and methodology of art integration, along with best practices of adding an artist to the project team will also be discussed.


  1. Benefits of Integrating Art in Architecture and Landscape Including Placemaking, Branding and Way-finding
  2. Materials, Techniques, Applications and Approaches for Integrating Art in Architecture and Landscape Settings
  3. Strategies for Optimizing Art in Architectural and Landscape Settings
  4. Best Practices for Artist, Architect and Owner Collaboration

About Our Speaker

Bay Area-based, Gordon Huether was born in Rochester, NY in 1959, to German immigrant parents. Having dual citizenship in Germany and the U.S., Huether has spent much time traveling between both countries. Huether learned art composition and appreciation at an early age from his father. In the course of his initial artistic explorations, Huether was resolved to create a lasting impact on the world around him through the creation of large-scale works of art. He took a deliberate step towards this goal in 1987 when Huether founded his studio in Napa, California.

In 1989 Huether was awarded his first public art commission for the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute. Given the opportunity to collaborate with a building design and construction team, allowed Gordon to realize what he envisioned, and proved to be a significant step for him. His careful consideration of the artwork or installation in context to the space and its users has led to many major public art awards around the globe.

Huether’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries, and collected across the United States, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. He has received more than 70 public art commissions and more than 175 private commissions.


Feb 09 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 09 2023
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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