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RFQ: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

Deadline November 24, 2020

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UMES is a land grant, historically black college (HBCU) located in Princess Anne, Maryland. The new School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will include two separate, site-specific public art commissions: Interior Atrium & Lobby Wall ($175,000), Entrance Plazas & Sidewalks ($85,000)

Three Story Atrium & Lobby Wall (Interior - $175,000)
A primary architectural feature visible from the lobby, is a vaulted open volume atrium and wall that reaches vertically up through three stories of the building. One artist or artist team will be commissioned to design and implement artwork for this space.  The artwork may be composed of multiple components of two and/or three-dimensional media that could engage both the open area and the wall. The artwork may be suspended from the atrium ceiling which has been designed to support 9 point loads up to 300 lbs each. Electricity will be provided for integrated lighting components; however, no digital media technology may comprise the artwork.

Entrance Plazas & Sidewalks (Exterior - $85,000)
There are two entrances to the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.  One entry faces the main UMES campus, while the other faces the parking lot used by students, staff, and visitors.  Outside each entrance is a concrete plaza leading to sidewalks bordered by open lawn and landscaping.  The site might include a two-dimensional surface design treatment integrated into the paving; and/or sculptural installations, including possible functional works, such as art benches.