Architecture Students Design, Fabricate and Install 100-foot-long Artwork for St. Louis Airport


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Over the last four months, eight students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis have digitally designed, modeled and constructed prototypes for “Spectroplexus,” a new, 100-foot-long public sculpture that is being commissioned by St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Now students are gearing up to complete the piece, which will be installed on the south side of Terminal 2, above the ticketing lobby. The team will finalize design, begin fabrication and install the work on-site by the end of May.


“’Spectroplexus’ was born out of a collaboration between Washington University and the Lambert Art and Culture Program, which is dedicated to showcasing regional art, culture and design to millions of travelers and visitors each year,” said Jeff Lea, the art program’s coordinator and airport spokesman. “It’s been amazing to watch this project from the ground up to see the design and innovation engineered into what should be an amazing, ‘airborne’ sculpture.”

Learn more about this project.