Photo by Will Howcroft

Solution

Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide

Palo Alto, CA

Market: Health Care

Client

Helmick Sculpture

Completion

2017
Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide

Photo by Will Howcroft

Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide

Photo by Will Howcroft

Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Field Guide

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.