Floor

Jackie Ferrara

Location

Tang Center (Building E51) Lobby

Sculptor and public artist Jackie Ferrara is well known for her architectural projects and designs for civic spaces: courtyards, interiors, plazas, and garden landscapes. She has collaborated with major architects and landscape architects, including Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Peter Eisenmann, M. Paul Friedberg, and others.

Typical of her works are geometric and structurally spare elements, evocative of ancient and non-Western architecture. Floor is composed of greenstone and slate, and encompasses the ground floor atrium, then moves upstairs to the balcony and corridor. It meshes seamlessly with the architect-designed seating and furniture in the sunken area.

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Date

1996

Type

Installation

Medium

Greenstone and slate

Credit

Commissioned with MIT Percent-for-Art Funds