Landmarks commissioned artist James Turrell to create a Skyspace for the rooftop of the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center at 22nd Street and Speedway. High above the center of the busy university campus, the Skyspace provides a quiet and airy chamber for contemplation.
The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center was designed by Overland Partners architects who also served as lead architects for the Skyspace. The green roofs that surround the Skyspace were initially designed by Walter Hood and implemented by Bender Wells Clark.
Funding for the Skyspace was provided by the capital improvement project that included the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center and the College of Liberal Arts. Numerous individuals lent their support to this project and Landmarks would like to give special thanks to the following:
Andrée Bober and Landmarks Pat Clubb and University Operations Douglas Dempster and the College of Fine Arts Randy Diehl and the College of Liberal Arts Landmarks Advisory Committee William Powers and the Office of the President Bob Rawski and the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction David Rea and the Office of Campus Planning Andy Smith and University Unions Bill Throop and Project Management and Construction Services Samuel Wilson, Sharon Wood, and the Faculty Building Advisory Committee
Rick Archer, Overland Partners Architects Andy Adkins, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction Andrée Bober, curator and director, Landmarks Hiram Butler, Hiram Butler Gallery Paul Cornell, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction Serena Hayden, SpawGlass Eric Kennedy, SpawGlass James Lancaster, Overland Partners Architects Dan McClure, SpawGlass Nisa Mason, project manager, Landmarks Ryan Pike, James Turrell Studio Michael Uyeda, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
Grant Barger, College of Liberal Arts Margaret Burke, education, Landmarks Larry Clark and Bender Wells Clark Fran Gale, School of Architecture Funny Garbage, project website Bill Haddad, technician, Landmarks Lynn Herbert, curatorial contributor Harvey Hix, poet Walter Hood and Hood Studio Philip Just, Go Design Steve Kraal, Facility Services Cody Kukulski, James Turrell Studio Crystal King, University Unions James Lancaster, Overland Partners Tony Lee, James Turrell Studio Steven Leslie, Office of the Vice President and Provost Joel Love, composer Mike Miller, Facility Services Sally Moore, Facility Services Beth Palazzolo, administrative coordination, University Operations Nick Parras, William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center Matthew Schreiber, James Turrell Studio Patrick Sheehy, Vault Fine Art Services Stephanie Tapauraskas, development, Landmarks Joe Tenbarge, College of Liberal Arts Jennalie Travis, development, Landmarks Kyung Turrell, James Turrell Studio Rhonda Wheldon, University Operations Catherine Williams, Silver Lining Art Conservation Misa Yamamoto, College of Fine Arts