Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute — “Birth of an Idea” by Bertalan “Bert” Andrasfalvy, M.D., PhD. Dr. “Bert,” a scientist/artist, (https://vadolo.wordpress.com) was commissioned to produce a kinetic sculpture depicting a massive brain with a stylized figure of the “thinking man” inside. EDD’s role was to adapt an existing community room to become the permanent home for the “Birth of the Idea” mobile, develop the installation process, and coordinate the artist’s efforts with the facilities department on campus.

Scope of Work included

  • Redesign and document structure of an existing ceiling to support a 9’X12’X8’ mobile
  • Test and select suitable (strong but not visible) suspension lines
  • Design and fabricate ceiling attachment method for 340 lines
  • Redesign and document room lighting to highlight the sculpture  
Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Commissioned to produce a kinetic sculpture depicting a massive brain with a stylized figure of the “thinking man” inside.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Agency officials were concerned about the safety of the existing atrium balustrade design.

Ben Gurion University (BGU), Israel
Ben Gurion University (BGU), Israel

“Lateral Motion” is our latest project with artist Phlyssa Koshland.

Janelia Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Janelia Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“On the Back of the Giants” was commissioned by a departing HHMI President to symbolize the continuity of scientific work.