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ASU Centennial Village - Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)


Budget: $135,000
Activated: 05/11/2017
Deadline: 06/22/2017 3:00 PM Central Time
Call Summary
The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at:

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.
Budget Description
All inclusive
Project Description
Original commission
Artwork Goals
Art in this area should help to “activate” the area by creating an element to draw people in and keep them seated in this area for studying, socializing, etc. See renderings in attachments for the proposed location.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Facility. Ideal submissions should be made out of stone or another organic material. This piece should be outdoors and available to the community. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Current pieces on the ASU campus include “Kinesis” by Joaquin Palencia, “SunHelix” by Roger White Stoller, and “San Angelo Heritage Mosaic” by Julie Richey (see photos in attachments). Please keep in mind that this piece should help add to the diversity of the collection on the ASU campus. Artists should keep in mind that this will be an environment that supports the intellectual and emotional growth of students. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

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 exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new entrance to Centennial Village - Phase II (see additional resources for location images).
Site History
Founded in 1928 as a community college, Angelo State University (ASU) became a four-year state institution in 1968 and a member of the Texas Tech University System in 2007. Today, ASU enrolls approximately 7,000 students from 42 states and 19 countries, making the University a more diverse institution than the typical regional university. It features a well-manicured 268-acre campus in the center of San Angelo, a West Texas community of 100,000 residents. The campus is anchored by the University Mall, which runs the length of the campus from east to west. Campus architecture is best described as traditional, with consistent orange brick and limestone details. ASU shares in the rich culture and heritage of San Angelo and West Texas, taking the sturdy Rambouillet Ram as its mascot in tribute to the region’s ranching heritage.

Centennial Village is the largest residence hall complex on campus and was named after the university’s Centennial Master Plan. Centennial Village – Phase II will be a new three-story 45,750 GSF addition to the existing complex. Included in this new building will be 162 beds configured in 4-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites, as well as Resident Assistant units. The addition will match the current architectural style and attach to an existing wing as per the initial design plan concept.

Submitted designs may reflect an understanding of campus life as dynamic and fundamental to the student experience, and may somehow engage with the values upheld by housing and residential communities on the Angelo State University campus.

Mission Statement: The mission of Housing and Residential Programs is to provide secure, comfortable, reasonably priced housing that supports the academic mission of the university by fostering opportunities for personal development, academic success, and student engagement in a living-learning community.

Values Statement: To provide meaningful learning environments which challenge and support students and which engage them in a process of active learning and critical reflection. We seek to inspire in students a sense of community, respect for self and others, interdependence, and accountability. Through both intentional and informal experiences, all community members may achieve an appreciation for diversity of thought and beliefs.

To learn more about the Housing and Residential Programs, please visit:

To learn more about Centennial Village, please visit:

Finalists will further develop a design concept that reflects the standards and culture of ASU specific to Centennial Village – Phase II, and will prepare presentation materials, drawings, a model, and related specifications in sufficient detail and in the format required to convey the design intent.
All professional artists are eligible. See sample contract in additional resources.
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 5 - 15  
  • Image dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • Video dimensions: 720 x 480 (width x height) pixels in formats (MOV,MP4,WMV)
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 Centennial Village II. Specifically, please address your thoughts on location and medium and, if applicable, discuss any projects for which you used a similar approach (limit to 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
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
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, as well as budgets that the artist has worked with.
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 San Angelo, 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 if they are selected.
Post RFQ: May 11, 2017
Written Inquiries must be received by: May 26, 2017
Responses to Inquiries: May 30, 2017
Responses due by 3:00 PM, CDT, June 22, 2017
Finalist(s) selected and notified: July 2017
Finalist(s) design Presentations: October 2017
Project Completion Deadline: July 2018
Additional Resources
Full RFQ (PDF)
Building Renderings + Image Attachments (PDF)
Sample TTUS Public Art Contract (PDF)
Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)
Emily Wilkinson
Director of Public Art
Box 42014
Lubbock Texas 79409 United States
Delivery Information
Applications will NOT be accepted by Postal Mail
Do NOT send applications by email.