PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

We were happy with Nancy's performance on the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Medical Office public art.  Her success was not limited to what she did but also how she works.  Our management team is located in Southern California and, we worked seamlessly throughout the project.

Wesley Okamoto, AIA

Martinez + Okamoto Architects

Santa Rosa Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
SR Veterans Administration

NUMBER OF PIECES
1 Public Art
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Complement this stress-free facility with an art installation for an outdoor area intended for counseling and as a place of reflection at the VA outpatient clinic.

KEY FEATURES
  • 14' x 12' structure of corten steel, stainless steel, dichroic glass
  • Part of the City of Santa Rosa’s Public Art in Private Development Program
  • Sculptural gazebo offers area for gathering while exhibiting a dignified presence

Kaiser Chronic Pain, Endocrinology, and Neurology


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Kaiser Permanente, NSF

NUMBER OF PIECES
1 Public Art
DESIGN CHALLENGE

To find a local artists’ whose work represents the beauty of the region for throughout the entire building as well as commission a mural for the high-ceilinged lobby.

KEY FEATURES
  • A mural commissioned from a local artist taking advantage of the tall windows and high ceiling of the lobby.
  • The mural was a part of the City of Santa Rosa’s 15 for art program.
  • Locate beautiful work by local artists to compliment the newly designed and updated space.

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Memorial Hospital

NUMBER OF PIECES
1 public art
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Create large public art piece for hospital parking garage where people arriving & leaving may be in an anxious, vulnerable state. We used a local artist to create a reminder of the natural beauty of our local landscape to create a soothing and healing effect.

KEY FEATURES
  • 4 story two sided mural
  • Realistic California poppy & California native lupine painting

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Expansion


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Pacific Medical Foundation 

NUMBER OF PIECES
92
DESIGN CHALLENGE

To find local artist's whose work represents the beauty of the region, as well as and the rich cultural heritage of greater Sonoma County area, and commission a mural for the first floor elevator lobby.

KEY FEATURES
  • Art sourced from local artists including lobby commission by Maria de Los Angeles
  • Commissioned from a local artist representing the history of the facility
  • Art complementary to the mural was designed for on the 2nd and 3rd floor using unique designs to differentiate each floor and create way finding
  • Custom pieces on the 2nd and 3rd floor are inset into the walls

Santa Rosa Community Health Clinic


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Santa Rosa Community Health Clinic

NUMBER OF PIECES
2
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Work with the executive director, key staff, facilities manager and the artist to arrive at a design concept that is aesthetically pleasing and complements the patient population. Then work with the builder & project manager to secure permits through the city. Coordinate the project with the architect, facilities, builder, contractor, landscape architect, and the artist to install on time and within permit parameters.

KEY FEATURES
  • Part of the Public Art - 1% for Art program
  • Two trompe l'oeil or fool-your-eye style of murals painted on canvas in the artist's studio for permanent installation on-site
  • Each mural includes photorealism representation of clinic staff personnel.
  • Impression of the building from the street view is warm and inviting as well as playful with the inclusion of the mural.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital


LOCATION
San Rafael, CA

CLIENT
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

NUMBER OF PIECES
1
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Come up with an original design/concept for art that could potentially be removed and moved to a new location. The design must accommodate 4 existing windows along the side of the Administration Building.

KEY FEATURES
  • Removable art panels are used to create art which could be relocated in a new location

Boys & Girls Club, Sonoma & Marin


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Boys & Girsl Club

NUMBER OF PIECES
1
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Create a lively, active design to compliment the boys & girls who use it and create a larger sense of space than the building budget allowed. The artist arrived as a creative solution to fulfill the budget and the vision. 

KEY FEATURES
  • Part of the Public Art - 1% for Art program
  • Center of wall contains figurative & colorful mural reflecting kids engaging in lively way.
  • Brightly colored painted directly on the building border around the mural to "frame" it.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital


LOCATION
San Rafael, CA

CLIENT
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

NUMBER OF PIECES
1
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Come up with an original design/concept which ties together a series of freestanding removable panels 4’ x 8’.  The removable screen is to serve a visual block for a permanent MRI trailer on campus. The panels need to be able removable to allow the trailer movability as needed.

KEY FEATURES
  • Removable art panels used to create this piece
  • The design includes the needs of fabrication, along with the easiest installation for each painting

Kaiser Medical Office Building


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Kaiser Permanente

NUMBER OF PIECES
1
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Find creative way to use the 1% public art budget to create a piece within an existing building structure (rather than in new construction). We were able to find an existing skylight in the building that is visible to the public on four sides. Our solution was to create mosaic tile piece around the base of this existing skylight.

KEY FEATURES
  • 4 sided mosaic
  • Colorful tile rendition of California landscape

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital


LOCATION
Santa Rosa, CA

CLIENT
Memorial Hospital

NUMBER OF PIECES
1 public art
DESIGN CHALLENGE

Create a playful, relaxing environment in the labor and delivery patient lounge. Wanting something that would appeal to both children and adults, we arrived at a family of egrets on a nest, birds that are readily spotted in Sonoma County and a playful stand in for the stork of nursery rhymes.

KEY FEATURES
  • Corner painted mural
  • Realistic painting of nesting cranes