Orlando Airport Seeks Artists for Commissioned Flooring Design

Orlando Airport Seeks Artists for Commissioned Flooring Design

Website: http://www.publicartist.org/artist/call.cfm?id=994&CFID=4855812&CFTOKEN=69775062

 Orlando, FL, Unknown

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority seeks one or more artist(s) to develop the design for the permanent specialty flooring for the four areas for the Ticket Lobby Program.  The special flooring areas serve as the four main entrances to the Hyatt Atrium (east) and the Great Hall (west). There are two areas on the A side and two on the B side for a total of 4 areas. The floor areas are envisioned to serve as “Welcome Areas” for guests.

To further develop the concept as an entrance, the floor areas have been dedicated for a specialty flooring feature with terrazzo.  In keeping with the unique natural characteristics of Florida, a theme of Central Florida for the “Welcome Areas” further ties the concept together with the cultural tradition of greeting places. The art for each location is intended to vary on the theme (four unique designs) to assist with creating entry landmarks that serve as meeting points and wayfinding assistance as well as providing texture to add another dimension to the lobbies. The intent is for the specialty flooring is to further build on the Orlando Experience®. The “Orlando Experience” is achieved through the design concept and passenger conveniences: light and airy, family oriented, natural materials and finishes indicative and reflective of the Central Florida environment.

Budget Description
This program will offer four distinct locations for the permanent specialty flooring. The budget for the specialty flooring is six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000). A stipend of $1,000.00 for each shortlisted artist will be paid after presentation of a proposal. The artist fee will be negotiated after selection. The work will be installed by a contractor selected by GOAA.

This opportunity is open to professional artists/artisans.  Artists are allowed to apply in teams.  Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.


  • Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ): July 3, 2016
  • Last day for written questions: July 25, 2016 by 5:00PM EDT
  • Last Addenda by the Authority: July 28, 2016 by 5:00PM EDT
  • Qualification Package due to the Authority: August 3, 2016 by 2:00PM EDT
  • MCO Art Committee Evaluation: August 24, 2016
  • Issue RFP to shortlisted Artists: August 29, 2016
  • Site Visit: September 8, 2016
  • Shortlisted artists respond to RFP: October 4, 2016
  • MCO Art Committee Recommends Artist(s): October 19, 2016
  • GOAA Board: December 2016


Selection Criteria
Submittals will be evaluated on professional experience and quality of work, resume, letter of interest, statement of approach, and references.

Submittal Requirements

  1. Resume: Provide 6 copies of a professional resume (teams must submit resumes for each member).
  2. Letter of Interest: Provide 6 copies of a letter of interest (typed, two page maximum, no less than 12 point font) outlining interest in this project and statement of approach.
  3. Previous Works: Provide up to 12 digital images of previous projects. Submit in jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, 800X600 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-Rom. Name files with artist name and number per image list (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please ensure that all files are
    electronically scanned by current virus scanning software. Files with detected viruses will not be considered. Do not send videos, DVDs, print-outs, photographs or original art.
  4. List of Previous Works: 6 copies of an annotated list of images indicating title, dimensions (H x W X D), materials, date of work, location of each work, and brief description of the artwork if necessary.
  5. Professional experience: Provide 6 copies of a list of similar public art projects. Note: budget and size are not required but helpful.
  6. References: Provide a list of three (3) references with contact information.


How to Submit

Qualifications may be delivered by hand, by overnight delivery or by certified mail to the address below. Qualifications may not be delivered in any other manner (including via email or facsimile).

Sonia Romero, Office of Public Affairs
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Orlando International Airport, One Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando FL 32827-4399

Please review the complete RFQ for project details, contract terms and full application information.

Questions?  Email BP-447ART@goaa.org