SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY Federal Inspection Services Facility, Public Art Projects
Summary: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority seeks statements of qualifications from artists or artist teams to develop and implement their design for the Federal Inspection Services Facility Public Art Opportunities at the San Diego International Airport.
Background & Project Overview: The Airport has experienced rapid growth in international arrivals in recent years as a result of free trade agreements and airline joint ventures.
Further, advances in aircraft technology have broadened San Diego’s opportunities for international air service. In order to respond to the rapid growth in international arrival activities anticipated in 2017 and beyond, SAN will re-conceive a Federal Inspection Services Facility (FIS)
that: adds greater flexibility; increases FIS capacity level; and utilizes the newest processing efficiency introduced by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Public Art Opportunities: The Authority has identified two public art opportunities for the FIS facility. Artists can submit a SOQ on one (1) of the following projects:
1. Glass Partition Wall Artwork: This opportunity is for an Artist or Artist team to design, fabricate and install an art glass treatment within an approximately 270’ long by 13’ high partition wall along the south edge of the baggage claim hall of the FIS facility. The glass artwork must be a functionally-integrated architectural element that brings color and vibrancy to the site while also acting as a translucent screening device. The artwork design may be composed of abstract elements or feature narrative content that unfolds across the width of the wall. The artwork will be visible from both the interior of the baggage claim hall and the exterior curbside area, particularly when illuminated at night.
The imagery that comprises the design should reflect a cohesive theme or approach.
The precise detail and coordination of integrating the art with the CBP requirements will be confirmed through close collaboration with the Authority’s design team.
Glass Partition Wall Artwork Estimated Budget: $900,000
Atrium Suspended Artwork: This is an opportunity for an Artist or Artist team to design, fabricate and install a suspended artwork within the “meeter/greeter” lobby of the FIS facility. The meeter/greeter area is where friends and loved ones await and unite with arriving international passengers. The artwork design should be light and airy, and communicate a sense of welcome and embrace reflective of the function of the site. The selected Artist may consider subtly activating the work with analog kinetic features or including integrated lighting elements. The artwork must be composed of high quality and durable materials that require minimal maintenance in this high traffic area.
Atrium Suspended Artwork Estimated Budget: $250,000
The two (2) Artists selected for these opportunities will collaborate closely with the Authority’s design team throughout the design, construction, and installation process.
To view and apply for this opportunity, applicants must be registered as a vendor. Visit arts.san.org/opportunities for detailed instructions.
For complete guidelines, eligibility, and to apply, visit san.org/business. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. (PST).