Ann Arbor

Mel the T-Rex

METAL brought a client’s imagination to life with this 8.5-foot tall by 15-foot long, half-inch steel plate T-Rex. Using CAD engineered drawings and renderings, METAL designed and fabricated a modular assembly with UV-resistant satin and powder coat, which was transported and installed in the client’s yard.

Musical Mastodon

This half-scale mastodon is constructed of fabricated steel contains hollow rib sections filled with loose media of different mesh size. Rotational in movement, users can “rattle” their way into history, all the while steering the large mammal’s vision via the kaleidoscope wheel. Designed for the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan, these musical flowers are one of five interactive components proposed to increase children’s exposure to the idea of playing with sound early on in their development.

Google Android

Proposed large scale Google Android sculpture for corner courtyard placement overlooking Liberty St. at Google headquarters in Ann Arbor. Structural steel and aluminum framework capped and sheeted with aluminum sheet work including large hemispherical forming. Skin finished in a two-stage PPG urethane with epoxy primer base. Designed for modular construction with less than 3500 lb. roof load on 100 sq. ft. footprint total.

Entrance Collage

An entrance collage for Architectural Resource. 50 yr. old cold rolled steel formed channels brace reclaimed wood framing for this unique corporate signage. Distressed calcium based patina panels highlight company insignia. Founder Michael Klement’s original T-square is incorporated in the collage, providing the viewer with a piece of historical tooling associated with this architectural firm.


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