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Ed Carpenter

1812 NW 24th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210, U.S.A.
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Phone: (503)224-6729     Fax: (503)241-3142
Email: ed@edcarpenter.net
URL: http://www.edcarpenter.net

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ED CARPENTER, ARTIST,  1812 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97210      

Telephone:  (503) 224-6729;  FAX:  (503) 241-3142;   ed@edcarpenter.net   www.edcarpenter.net

Born:  Los Angeles, California, 1946       Education: University of California, Santa Barbara 1965-66, Berkeley 1968-71

 

Ed Carpenter is an artist specializing in large-scale public installations ranging from architectural sculpture to infrastructure design. Since 1973 he has completed scores of projects for public, corporate, and ecclesiastical clients. Working internationally from his studio in Portland, Oregon, USA, Carpenter collaborates with a variety of expert consultants, sub-contractors, and studio assistants. He personally oversees every step of each commission, and installs them himself with a crew of long-time helpers, except in the case of the largest objects, such as bridges.

 

While an interest in light has been fundamental to virtually all of Carpenter's work, he also embraces commissions which require new approaches and skills. This openness has led to increasing variety in his commissions and a wide range of sites and materials. He is known as an eager and open-minded collaborator as well as technical innovator. His use of cold bent tempered glass, encapsulated glass elements, programmed artificial lighting, and unusual tension structures has broken new ground in architectural art.

 

Carpenter is grandson of a painter/sculptor, and stepson of an architect, in whose office he worked summers as a teenager.  He studied architectural glass art under artists in England and Germany during the early 1970's. Information on his projects and a video about his methods can be found at: http://www.edcarpenter.net/home/home.html

 

Bridge and Exterior Public Commissions

2017:  ROHRER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ROWAN UNIVERSITY, NJ, Exterior sculpture, 35’ x 35’

2016:  LINCOLN NE HAYMARKET PLAZA, PINNACLE BANK ARENA, Exterior sculpture, 48’ x 45’

2016: TAICHUNG NEW CITY PARK, TAICHUNG, TAIWAN, Exterior Sculpture 72' x 20'.

2015:  MESA LIGHT RAIL, MESA, ARIZONA, Station sculpture, 35’ x 25’ x 8’

2012:  Broadway Viaduct, Council Bluffs, IA, Bridge Gateway, 76’ x 99’ x 34’

2012:  CHARLOTTE-DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHARLOTTE, NC, Entrance sculpture, 60’ x 16’ x 16’

2008:  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, Plaza sculpture, 60’ x 39’ x 39’

2006:  Portland StatE UNIVERSITY, MASEEH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Plaza sculpture, 200’ x 40’ x 40’

2006:  REDMOND CITY HALL, REDMOND, WASHINGTON – Exterior/interior entrance sculpture , 170' x 45' x 20'

2005:  BROADWAY ROUNDABOUT, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, Gateway sculpture, 170’ x 45’ x 20’ (unfunded and unbuilt)

2005:  JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, HONOLULU, HI – Exterior sculpture, 72’ x 143’ x 31’.

2004:  Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp, Taiwan, Republic of China, Exterior/interior subway station sculpture (unbuilt)

2004:  GOLDEN SPRINGS INDUSTRIAL PARK, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Gateway sculpture, 60’ x 45’ x 10’

2004:  Las vegas pedestrian bridge, las vegas, nv – 300’ Pedestrian bridge across Las Vegas Blvd. Connecting Las Vegas City Hall with the new City Hall Annex.  (unbuilt)

2001:  BALLONA CREEK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA (unbuilt)

2000:  FISHBIRD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE for airport light rail station, PORTLAND, OREGON, 155' x 14' x  22'

2000:  BROADWAY VIADUCT, DENVER, COLORADO - Exterior sculpture, 75' x 40' x 12'

2000:  150 CALIFORNIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Roof garden sculpture, 52' x 19' x 20'

2000:  SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION CENTER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - 12' x 140' (unbuilt)

1998:  TRINITY RIVER BRIDGE, DALLAS, TEXAS,  2000' - 7 lane - freeway bridge (unbuilt)

1998:  DEAN SCIENCE BLDG., CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ELLENSBURG - Atrium bridge sculpture, 40' x 20' x 20'

1998:  NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - Exterior sculpture, 92' x 38' x 14'

1997:  CAVE CREEK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA - 220' x 10' x 36'

1994:  COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY, UT, with Michael McCulloch & John Rogers-Curtainwall sculpture,52' x 42' x 32'

1994:  BELLEVUE CONVENTION CENTER, BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON - Sculpture, 60' x 49', & fountain, 25' x 25' x 8'

1992:  CITY HALL PLAZA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA -  60' Stainless steel and glass tower        

1986:  WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, SALEM, OREGON -  60' Glass, concrete and brick clock tower

 

Interior Public Commissions

2015:  WICHITA AIRPORT, WICHITA, KANSAS, Interior sculpture, 64’ x 360’ x 25’

2014:  UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, SAN ANTONIO, TX, Lobby sculpture & Terrazzo flooring, 46’ x 30’ x 15’

2014:  FOREST GROVE LIBRARY, FOREST GROVE, OR, Entry lobby sculpture, 32’ x 24’ x 24’

2013:  ANN ARBOR JUSTICE CENTER, ANN ARBOR, MI, Lobby sculpture, 40’ x 20’ x 12’

2013:  GAVIN HERBERT EYE INSTITUTE, UC IRVINE, IRVINE, CA - Suspended sculpture, 43' x 30' x 50'

2012:  MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL 3, LAS VEGAS, NV, West window 70' x 52', skylight 33' x 32'

2011:  Brody Hall Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Atrium Sculpture, 94’ x 30’ x 30’

2010:  RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, RALEIGH, NC, Interior sculpture, 86’ x 78’ x 51’

2006:  MINNESOTA DEPT. OF HEALTH & AGRICULTURE, ORVILLE L. FREEMAN BLDG., ST. PAUL, MN, with John Rogers, Lobby sculpture, 55’ x 44’ x 30’.

2006:  SKY HARBOR, PHOENIX, AZ - Design consultant for $250,000,000 airport facility, 800’ x 25’ art wall & several skylights of various sizes

 

Ed Carpenter, Page Two 

 

Interior Public Commissions, cont.

 

2004:  U.S. COURTHOUSE, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Interior sculpture, 55’ x 98’ x 26’

2004:  UCSD, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH FACILITY – Atrium sculpture, floor, & benches, 28’ x 28’ 50’ 

2003:  RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER, RICHMOND, VA – Pedestrian bridge walkway sculpture, 100’ x 16’ x 24’

2003:  DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER, DALLAS, TEXAS - Lobby light sculpture, 60' x 800'

2001:  MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE CENTRAL LIBRARY - Atrium sculpture, 60’ x 36’ x 15’

2001:  HOUSTON, TEXAS, GEORGE BUSH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, North concourse sculpture, 78’ x 40’ x 15’                  

1999:  HOKKAIDO SPORTS CENTER, SAPPORO, JAPAN - Entry pavilion sculpture, 52’ x 49’        

1998:  SHIHO-SHOSHI LAWYER ASSOCIATION BUILDING, TOKYO, JAPAN - Suspended sculpture, 25’ x 25’ x 10’

1997:  WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, JUSTICE COMPLEX, with John Rogers - Atrium lobby sculpture, 90’ x 85’ x 35’            

1997:  QUEENS CIVIL COURT, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK- Lobby sculpture, 27’ x 27’ x 14’  

1997:  MIAMI INT'L. AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA, with Michael McCulloch & John Rogers - Light sculptures, 480' x 4' x 20'             

1997:  JUVENILE JUSTICE COMPLEX, PORTLAND, OREGON, with John Rogers -  Lobby  Sculpture, 38’ x 12’       

1997:  CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - Suspended sculpture, 80' x 120' x 80'        

1996:  MORGAN LIBRARY, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FT. COLLINS - Light sculpture, 68' x 56' x 33'       

1995:  RED CROSS COLLEGE, AKITA, JAPAN - Stairwell sculpture, 24' x 24' x 26'

1995:  CITY HALL, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - Glass screens, 24' W x 28' H   

1993:  UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Library window, 19' x 19'6"          

1993:  UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA - Atrium sculpture, 40' x 40'    

1993:  FEDERAL BUILDING, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - Rotunda glazing, 1000' sq. ft.       

1993:  BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - Library skylight & sculpture, 9' x 9' x 40'        

1992:  HUMAN RESOURCES BUILDING, SALEM, OREGON- Lobby sculpture, 60' x 50' x 40'          

1992:  FT. MYERS, FLORIDA, REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER - Lobby sculpture and skylight, 20' x 30' x 30'           

1991:  PORTLAND, OR. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, with Michael McCulloch & John Rogers - Ticket lobby sculpture, 400' x 44' x6'

1991:  ORLANDO CITY HALL, ORLANDO, FLORIDA - Lobby light panels, 8 @ 5' round

1987:  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, CELL BIOLOGY BUILDING, EUGENE, OREGON - Lounge glazing, 1'6" x 48'     

1987:  SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Lobby windows, 9' x 12'       

1987:  CHUGIAK HIGH SCHOOL, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Stairwell window, 13’ x 20’   

1986:  OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KLAMATH FALLS, OR. - Skylight glazing & light environment,60' x 32' x  15' 1985:  PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Lobby glazing panels, 26 labyrinths, 3'6" x 3'       

1983:  JUSTICE CENTER, PORTLAND, OREGON - Lobby window, 24' x 30'         

1983:  COMMUNITY CENTER, CARSON, CALIFORNIA  - Lounge window, 8' x 27'

1981:  PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, EUGENE, OREGON - Bridge glazing, 5' x 24' each side         

1979:  STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING, SALEM, OREGON - Clerestory glazing, 4' x 100'   

1979:  OREGON STATE CAPITAL WINGS, SALEM, OREGON - Hallway glass panel          

1979:  OREGON SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, PORTLAND, OREGON - Breezeway window, 8' x  9'    

1973:  MONO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, BRIDGEPORT, CALIFORNIA - Entry glazing

 

Corporate Commissions

2002:  WELLS FARGO TOWER, DENVER, CO - Atrium sculpture, 118' x 48' x 90'

2001:  SAFECO CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, REDMOND, WASHINGTON - Lobby sculpture, 46’ x 60’ x 24’

2001:  ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, with John Rogers - Lobby sculpture 15' x 75'

2000:  520 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Entry lobby sculpture, 72' x 49' x 37'

1999:  STERLING COMMERCE BUILDING, DALLAS, TEXAS - Lobby sculpture, 32’ x 32’ x 25’

1994:  RENAISSANCE TOWERS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Lobby windows, 130 sq. ft.

1993:  BOEING CORP., SEATTLE, WA, with Michael McCulloch & John Rogers-Theatre lobby sculpture, 140' x 60' x 30'

1992: 1251 ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK- Lobby transom windows, 7' x 100' each

1989:  SALEM CINEMAS, SALEM, OREGON - Lobby sculptures, 7' x 12'

1986:  KAISER PERMANENTE CLINIC, SUNSET, PORTLAND, OREGON - Waiting area windows, 3 @ 6' 6", width varies

1985:  PLATT/GIBBS MEDICAL CENTER, HILLSBORO, OREGON - Lobby windows, 5’ x 12’

1985:  KAISER PERMANENTE CLINIC, ROCKWOOD, PORTLAND, OREGON - Lobby & waiting room windows, 14' x 24'

1985:  ABERDEEN OFFICE TOWER, DALLAS, TEXAS - Skylight (19' x 19' x 12') & mirrored sculptures (sizes vary)

1983:  ALLERGY CLINIC, PORTLAND, OREGON - Entry door & waiting room windows

 

Church Commissions

1997:  ST. MARK'S CATHEDRAL, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Monumental screen and rose, 60' x 32' x 4'

1988:  CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM, PORTLAND, OREGON - Ark doors and aisle windows, 4' x 10'

1983:  FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH, DALLAS, TEXAS - Twelve sanctuary windows, 10 @ 3' x 16', 2 @ 15' x 18'

1979:  UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, FOREST GROVE, OREGON - Sanctuary window, 9' x 18'

1977:  ST. CLARE'S CHURCH, PORTLAND, OREGON - Chapel window, 6' x 10'

 

 

Ed Carpenter, Page Three

    

Selected Publications

2013:  FARBLICHTSPIEL, Dichroic Glass in Fine Arts and Architecture, Prinz Optics GmbH

2012:  INTERNATIONAL NEW LANDSCAPE, X-Color Publishing International, China, Sept/Oct, #41, Volume 7

2011:  INTERNATIONAL NEW LANDSCAPE, X-Color Publishing International, China, Sept/Oct, #35, Volume 6

2011:  Public Architecture: The Art Inside, Curtis Fentress, ORO Editions

2009:  Iluminet internet lighting review, Mexico, February

2009:  AMERICAN CRAFT, Feb/March

2008:  l’ARCA, Milano, Italy, #240, October

2007:  Dossier LighTech, Italy, April

2006:  l’ARCA, Milano, Italy, #219, November

2006:  American Craft, Aug./Sept.

2005:  Glass Magazine, August

2005:  FLARE, Architectural Lighting Magazine, Italy, No. 38, April 2005

 

2004:  THIS SIDE UP!, Autumn 2004

2004:  AMerican Craft Magazine, June/July

2004:  Architectural Record, May

2004:  l'ARCA, Milano, Italy,  #191, April

2003:  COLORFULNESS, Beijing, China, March

2003:  GLASS ART, January/February

2002:  Reflections on Glass, 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture, American Bible Society

2002:  l’ARCA, Milano, Italy, #171, June

2002:  Designing the World's Best Public Art, The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

2002:  TEXAS ARCHITECT, March/April

2001:  World Architecture, June 2001

2001:  PUBLIC ART REVIEW, Spring/Summer

2001:  Breath of Light, Ed Carpenter, l'Arca Edizioni Publishers

 

Awards

2007:  Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2007 Year in Review for TECOTOSH

2004:  Special Achievement Award for the Seattle US Courthouse, US General Services Administration, Seattle, WA

2001:  Architectural Foundation of Oregon Honored Citizen of the Year Award, Portland, Oregon

1999:  Federal Highway Administration Excellence in Highway Design for "Grasshopper Bridge," Phoenix, AZ

1994:  Design Citation, American Institute of Architects (New England Region), University Center, Rochester, MN

1989:  Solomon Schechter Fine Art Award for Congregation Neveh Shalom Ark doors

1989:  Governor's Commendation "The Making of Mainstreet: A Design Workshop for Government Camp"

1985:  Portland Beautification Association Honor Award for the Justice Center Great Window

1975:  E.B. Webster Award, Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, Oregon

1973:  Michael Hattrell Award for study of stained glass in modern architecture, from Burleighfield Association, Buckinghamshire, England

 

Grants

1984:  National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1977:  Western States Arts Foundation Fellowship

1976:  National Endowment for the Arts Master Craftsman Grant

1975:  Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, grant for study in Germany with Ludwig Schaffrath

 

Selected Professional Activities

2007-2014:  Member Urban Design Advisory Group, Columbia Crossing Project, Oregon/Washington

2005-present:  Board of Trustees, Midland School, Los Olivos, California

2000-2010: Chair, Edelman Lecture Committee, Pacific Northwest College of Art.

1999-2004:  Swallowtail School, Hillsboro, OR (k-8), Board Chair.

1985-89:  Metropolitan Arts Commissioner, Portland, Oregon.  Founder, Public Art Advisory Committee

1983-86:  Board of Trustees, American Craft Enterprises, Chairman

1982-86:  Board of Trustees, American Craft Council, Vice-President

1975-79:  Board of Trustees (Chair of Building Committee during construction of new campus), Oregon School of Arts and Crafts

1972-74:  Board of Trustees, Hillside Center Artist's Cooperative

 

Training

1975:  Studied large architectural glass design with Ludwig Schaffrath, Aldsdorf, West Germany.

1973:  Studied stained glass design and technique with Patrick Reyntiens, Buckinghamshire, England.

1969, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1987, 1993:  Visited factories, installations and artists throughout Europe.

1958-1963:  Summer Apprenticeships Neutra & Alexander Architects, Los Angeles, California