Two wall murals by Casey Reas will be installed in early fall 2014 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. Reas builds systems using code to create imagined worlds and synthetic images. The murals will be captured from a specially designed software process that is printed in the form of a large-scale wall application.
Nancy Rubins will create a site-specific sculpture on the corner of Speedway and 24th Street in early winter 2015. Rubins is distinguished in her ability to transform industrial, mass-produced objects into physically commanding sculptures of a dramatic scale. This project will be the first commission of a large-scale sculpture by a female artist for the main campus and the Landmarks collection.
A site-specific sculpture by Michael Ray Charles will grace the atrium of the newly renovated Geography Building on the corner of 24th Street and Whitis. The building houses entities committed to cultural understanding such as the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies. Expected to be complete in late spring 2015, his sculpture will be suspended from the atrium ceiling and symbolize progress, transition, and transformation.
Spiral of the Galaxy by Marc Quinn will welcome people to the new Dell Medical School at the entrance on Red River Street, just north of 15th Street. Among the many symbols with which the conch shell has been associated throughout history, it will be recognized here as a complex structure that protects delicate organisms. Page Southerland Page is overseeing the first phase of the complex, which includes an education and administration building. Estimated completion is fall 2016.
Located on the corner of Guadalupe Street and East MLK Jr. Boulevard, this building will house the McCombs School of Business Texas MBA and Texas MSTC programs. The building is scheduled for completion in early 2017 and is being designed by Ennead Architects and Jacobs Engineering.
Speedway will be reconstructed to form a major axis of campus that will stretch from MLK Jr. Boulevard to Dean Keeton Street and the East Mall will be transformed into a scenic gateway. The project will be realized by Peter Walker Partners Landscape Architects and will feature numerous public art projects.