Photo by Will Howcroft

Solution

Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide

Palo Alto, CA

Market: Health Care

Client

Helmick Sculpture

Completion

2017

Photo by Will Howcroft

Photo by Will Howcroft

Photo by Will Howcroft

Displayed outside the Veteran’s Administration Polytrauma & Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide initially appears to be an abstract latticework. As they approach, visitors can see or feel that this form comprises twenty-two images of indigenous Northern California species complemented by dozens of three-dimensional golden birds. The same graphics are replicated inside on a copper-colored cylinder suspended in the atrium. SGH consulted on the structural and seismic performance of both sculptures.