San Diego County Regional Airport Authority invites artists and artists’ teams to submit qualifications to be considered for collaboration, design, fabrication, and/or installation on several public art opportunities to be integrated into the facilities of the San Diego International Airport. Interested Artists should approach the opportunities with an open mind and not attempt to conceptually propose solutions as many of the spaces are directly related to The Green Build and do not exist. Programmatic documents will continue to change until design development is complete.
The Green Build will provide near-term improvements though a series of design-build construction projects taking place through the year 2012 at the west end of San Diego International Airport. These projects will help the airport meet current and future air service demands by enhancing passenger and aircraft flow, terminal amenities, roadways and the airfield. Projects include: a 10-gate build-out of Terminal 2 West, an elevated dual-level roadway with convenient curbside ticket kiosks, expanded shopping and dining areas and airfield improvements.
Deadline: Online Submissions only
November 6, 2009 – 2:00 p.m. PST
1. Chill Zone: Estimated Budget: $300,000
Intended to engage and entertain teen travelers and those of us who are teens at heart. This opportunity will be located just post-security past the security checkpoint adjacent to the new concessions core. The space will be encased by at least two translucent/transparent walls. An artist or artist team will be expected to design the setting, components and thematic context for an interactive multimedia teen lounge environment. Aspects of the installation could invoke the end-user to become an integral part of the artwork. A key element of this space will be for the artist to create hands-on infrastructure providing an Innovative and fresh experience. Interactive elements should demonstrate design flexibility and the ability to add new components for upgrading and adding new programming as required.
2. Reflection Room: Estimated Budget: $216,000
An artist/artist team will have the opportunity to design the entire setting and thematic context for a contemplative, non-ecumenical space currently planned for the departures level of The Green Build just east of the entry rotunda past the security checkpoint. Comprehensive consideration must be given to a non-ceremonial environment with provision for seating of multiple individuals simultaneously. Additional elements such as sound, water, light and furnishings could contribute to a calming and meditative experience. Art and artistic elements should be functional as well as contribute to the practical use of the space.
3. Performing Arts Venue Estimated Budget: $306,000
Artists for this project will be expected to design the setting, acoustical components and seating context for a public performance space located in the concession core of The Green Build. Performing arts (music, dance and theater) are a major component of the Airport Art Program. The space could function as a sculptural environment used to support interdisciplinary presentations that celebrate the arts and culture of San Diego. The venue should be spatially defined but must also engage the overall concessions environment through visual and sonic creativity while functioning as an amenity within the larger core. Consideration must be given to technical aspects such as electrical
4. Terminal 2 Pedestrian Bridges: Estimated Budget: $596,000
The Green Build Pedestrian Bridges opportunity is for an artist/artist team to create artwork that parallels vehicular and/or pedestrian experiences. Flanking east and west ends of Terminal 2, the two existing bridges will be demolished, rebuilt and reconfigured. They are currently elevated approximately 15 feet above multiple traffic lanes extending about 120 feet. Each spans approximately 20-30 feet wide by 10 feet high and will be partially enclosed in glass panels. The structures will connect to the second level departures Plaza. Artwork should be visually dynamic and engaging, while contributing to a unique sensory experience for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
5. Departures & Arrivals Plazas: Estimated Budget: $541,000
This opportunity will require an artist or artist team to collaborate with the Airport’s design team to establish a strong aesthetic concept for the departures and arrivals environments for The Green Build. The Departures plaza will be located on a new elevated roadway, connecting parking areas to pedestrian bridges which will then lead to ticketing areas and security checkpoints. The departures roadway will span approximately 1300 linear feet providing multiple check-in areas with interchangeable kiosks for all airlines located within Terminal 2.
The Arrivals Level Plaza will connect to the ground-level pick-up curb that will extend nearly 500 linear feet. Amenities and services on this level include baggage carousels, airline operations and offices, baggage handling facilities, police station, media center and security administrative offices. The primary function for the art is to reinforce and enhance the public function for the spaces. While creating environments that may provide relief from stress and the harried anxiety of travel, the artwork could also create liveliness, excitement and a sense of place.
6. United Service Organization Park and Gateway: Estimated Budget: $420,000
USO Airport Centers assist military personnel and their families in transit, offering translation services, libraries and reading rooms, TV and game rooms, housing and accommodation assistance, nursery facilities, and local information; in some Centers, GIs can even take a shower or a nap. For this project, an artist or artist team will be tasked with creating a signature feature for the San Diego International Airport USO facility. Artwork should complement and/or enhance the facility and landscape design by creating a statement and/or elements which could connect interior and exterior spaces. This project should be viewed as an opportunity to support our troops by creating a comfortable, enjoyable and engaging experience. Selected artist/artists team will work collaboratively with the landscape design team to impact the overall design which may include paved walkways and other areas/amenities.
7. Terminal 1 Baggage Claim: Estimated Budget: $180,000
This project is an opportunity for a San Diego County artist to create an engaging artwork for the Terminal 1 baggage claim area. Opportunities include escalators, stairs, and surrounding walls and must include the large soffit just above baggage claim which measures approximately 80 linear feet. The soffit faces a clerestory glass wall and escalators leading to the pedestrian bridge and parking areas. This project offers a wide range of possibilities, including, but not limited to: modular, dynamic, interactive, kinetic and/or web-based interactive work. The selected artist must be sensitive to any advertising and nearby directional signage to ensure that the artwork does not conflict with passenger wayfinding. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Sculptors, ceramicists and other artists working in three dimensional materials are strongly encouraged to apply.
For information regarding Eligibility and Submission requirements please take a moment to register as a Vendor with us by following the instructions below:
What you need to register:
1) You will be asked to create a user name and password, please write them down and save for reference,
2) Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available, and
3) Select a Business Category. For this opportunity you can use the following Business Category: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
To register as a Vendor visit: http://www.san.org/business and read the Vendor Registration instructions carefully.
NOTE: Step 9 is a bit tricky:
· Go to Select Business Category
· Type art in the search bar
· Click search. (This will take you to a list of categories that have the word art in the title.)
· Click 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers. The page will indicate that you have selected this option.
· Click done. If you hit the Submit button and are redirected to the beginning you did not do Step 9 correctly.
By registering as a Vendor you will receive notices on:
1) Future Public Art Opportunities with the Authority,
2) Addenda documents that may affect your document, and
3) Additional documents when available.
Once you’ve successfully completed the registration process you will receive an e-mail from the Authority confirming your successful registration. Then, you can view/ download each opportunity here.
If you require assistance or would like specific information on any of the above projects please contact Alan Parker firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior Procurement Analyst).
Constance Y. White
Art Program Manager
San Diego International Airport
San Diego CA 92138-2776