The Oklahoma City Airport Trust is seeking to commission a professional artist(s) or a team of artists to design, and oversee installation of, integrated permanent works for two specific sites in the Will Rogers World Airport terminal expansion project.
Budget: $130,000 (for design fees and supervision only)
Eligibility: Practicing artists over 18 with prior public art experience
Deadline: September 26, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Central time
Will Rogers World Airport is Oklahoma City’s commercial airport that is operated and managed by the Oklahoma City Airport Trust (Trust). The airport is classified as an origin/destination airport, meaning that 95% of the people traveling through the airport are either originating or terminating their trip in Oklahoma City; less than 5% of passengers connect through WRWA. Currently there are 70 tenants on airport property employing nearly 13,000 employees.
WRWA is served by seven major airlines, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United. The airport averages 150 daily arrivals and departures to 30 nonstop destinations. In 2017, nearly four million passengers passed through the airport.
Steady airline, passenger, and tenant growth has created the need for expansion of the existing terminal building at Will Rogers World Airport. The expansion project will add four new airline gates, a larger, more efficient security checkpoint, increased public circulation and new customer amenities such as comfortable greeter lobbies, a military welcome center, and additional concessions.
Site one is the terrazzo flooring located in the new lobby area in front of the new security checkpoint. The design should be incorporated into the flooring.
Site two is a public circulation area located on the mezzanine level and where a glass wall extends the length of the access corridor and seating area. The design should be acid-etched into the glass.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT CONSIDERATIONS
Since the selected Artworks will require a high level of coordination, artist(s) or the team must be available and willing to work closely with the Arts Liaison, Will Rogers World Airport staff, the project consultant, general contractor and subcontractors to integrate the site-specific Artwork into the newly designed facility.
Artists must also consider the following:
Construction of the terminal expansion is expected to begin the first quarter of 2019 and to be completed first quarter of 2021.
After the submission deadline, artist(s) application materials will be screened by staff to ensure completeness of applications and conformity to the standards outlined in this Call to Artists before presentation to the Selection Committee. Incomplete submittals will not be considered. The Selection Committee will be comprised of:
The names of the committee members will not be announced prior to the jury. The Selection Committee will be highly involved in the selection of finalists and the recommendation of artist selection to the Trust.
At the first selection meeting, the committee will evaluate all submittals that were complete and timely made to produce a short-list of three to five finalists. The initial evaluation is blind. The finalists will then be invited to participate in two events:
1. The first event is a mandatory site tour of the existing airport terminal and for a first-hand look at the design, layout and materials to be implemented for the overall Terminal Expansion project. Artists will meet local representatives and hear about the project and relevant history. The local representatives will also familiarize the finalists with the design, materials, construction schedule, and requirements for the final selection interview.
2. The second event is an in-person presentation interview with the Selection Committee, where the artist(s) will present a site specific conceptual design report and other information resulting from what was learned from the mandatory site tour. The artist(s) may also present dimensioned sketches, renderings and/or a model of their proposed design, along with:
Each Finalist or Finalist Team who is selected and invited to participate in the mandatory site tour and design presentations will be paid an honorarium of $4,000 to include all design fees, materials, transportation, and any other costs or fees associated with competing in the final selection phase.
The Selection Committee will use the following criteria in selecting the appropriate artist(s) or team and design for this project:
WHAT TO SUBMIT
To fully respond to this Request for Qualifications you will be required to upload the following items to BidSync prior to the 4:00:00 pm CDT deadline established in this announcement. Failure to submit the following will result in disqualification from consideration.
SUBMITTING THROUGH BIDSYNC
Proposers must register with BidSync at https://www.bidsync.com in order to submit their qualifications electronically. It is recommended that potential proposers register and become familiar with the BidSync electronic proposal process far in advance of submitting their qualifications materials. There is no charge to the proposer for registering or submitting an electronic proposal for this project through BidSync. You may receive a sales call about upgrading your registration, but there is no obligation to do so for projects announced through Oklahoma City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Instructions on how to get registered to propose through BidSync can be found on the City’s website at http://www.okc.gov/bidsyncinstructions.
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