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TTUHSC Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center


Budget: $89,500
Activated: 08/03/2016
Deadline: 09/14/2016
Call Summary
Interior floor mural to be located at the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center, located on Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo campus. See RFQ for full project description.
Budget Description
All inclusive
Project Description
Original commission
Artwork Goals
The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific interior floor mural to be placed down a corridor of the new Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo. Construction of the new facility will be completed by September 2017.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo offers the latest in educational opportunities that provide the real-world experience necessary to understand and meet the challenges of the health care industry. Currently, the campus houses a School of Nursing, a School of Pharmacy, a School of Health Professions, and a School of Medicine. The Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center will be the primary educational facility for teaching hospital and clinical simulations to medical and nursing school students. The art for this project will be placed in a main hallway corridor of the building.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Center. Ideal submissions should be visible as people enter the building and help to serve as an icon for the Center.

This piece should keep in mind the art and science behind healing. Submitting artists should also keep in mind that this is a collaborative space, involving many disciplines; one specific medical theme would not be relevant.

Among relevant concepts to consider are the heritage of the Amarillo community, including the ranching history of nearby inhabitants such as Charles Goodnight, and also the native wildlife and land around the community, such as Palo Duro Canyon, the beautiful sunsets, and expansive and oftentimes windy landscape. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the teamwork involved in this building; this building will bring together all disciplines to work and learn together.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.
Artwork Location Description
Site-specific interior floor mural to be located on an interior hallway of the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center, near the entrance (see additional resources for location images).
Site History
The Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center (or SiMCentral) is a collaborative initiative of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, West Texas A&M University, and Amarillo College. The Center uses high fidelity human patient simulators to provide multi-disciplinary training opportunities to medical, nursing and allied health students/residents, as well as continuing education opportunities to the Texas Panhandle region. Simulation training will provide opportunities to develop and enhance clinical and diagnostic skills through frequent participation in controlled clinical scenarios.

The building will be a primary educational facility for teaching hospital and clinical simulations to medical and nursing school students. The building will consist of a state of the art computer and software system in patient, simulation and observation rooms. There is a large classroom and two smaller classrooms. The center will be used by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo College, and West Texas A&M.

To learn more about the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center or SiMCentral, visit:
All professional artists are eligible.
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 5 - 15
Artist Statement: 500 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
Please describe your initial impressions of and projected approach to this public art project for the Industrial Engineering building. Specifically, please address your thoughts on location and medium and, if applicable, discuss any projects for which you used a similar approach (limit to 250-500 words).
References: 3
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Additional Requirements
Attachment A (Cover Sheet) PDF Form
Concept Sketch Document Upload
Selection Information
Selection Process
Texas Tech will select the Artist that best meets the requirements, based on the information contained in their response to the Request for Qualifications, any reference checks conducted, and the information presented during any interviews conducted as part of the selection process.
Selection Criteria
Specifically, in the selection of finalists, Texas Tech University System and its University Public Art Committee will review and consider the following:

1. The conceptual basis for the Artist’s body of work as defined in the written statement.
2. The quality – technical and aesthetic – of the artist’s past work as represented in the image submissions.
3. The experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, administering, and completing public art projects and/or custom architectural elements on time and in budget.
4. The artist’s training and education.
5. The quality and comprehensiveness of the submission package.

After evaluating the artists’ submissions, Texas Tech will narrow the pool of applicants to approximately two to five finalists to develop a design and model for presentation to the University Public Art Committee in Amarillo, Texas. Each finalist will be paid an honorarium not to exceed $2000 for the development of their Design Proposal and to facilitate travel for the presentation. The model will not be returned to the artist.

The Design Proposals will be subject to review and acceptance by Texas Tech University System’s University Public Art Committee, the President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Post RFQ: August 3, 2016
Written Inquiries must be received by: August 22, 2016
Responses to Inquiries: August 24, 2016
Responses due by: 3:00 PM, CDT, September 14, 2016
Finalist(s) selected and notified: late September 2016
Finalist(s) design Presentations: November/December 2016
Commission awarded: TBD
Additional Resources
Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center Full RFQ (PDF)
Building Image Attachments + Location Information (PDF)
Contact Information
Emily Wilkinson
Executive Director of Public Art
Box 42014
Lubbock Texas 79409 United States



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