Triad of Medicine, College of Medicine - Florida State University
- Location. Tallahassee, Florida.
- Type. FŌTERA® full-color structural concrete precast panels
- Year of Completion. 2006
- Project Impact. The Florida State University College of Medicine is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). The College of Medicine offers medical degrees to more than 500 students; 450 Florida residents; 130 underrepresented minorities; 188 minority students.
- Features & Design Context. In the exterior courtyard to the College of Medicine facility at Florida State University, FŌTERA® concrete murals show portraits and text related to three forebears of modern medicine: Hippocrates of Cos, John Gorrie, and Elizabeth Blackwell. From a distance, viewers see the strong yellows and tans in the Hippocrates panel, the russet shades of the Gorrie panel, and the sepias and blues in the Blackwell panel as large vibrant color fields that stand out against the surrounding red brick and white marble architecture.
- Techniques & Requirements. Installed into the building façade, these inspirational figures are rendered in a vibrant concrete medium that seamlessly integrates with the existing architecture.
- The FŌTERA® process allows colors to be combined to create a gentle gradation of color and hue, without using the traditional brass or zinc edging outlining the color fields.
- The colors were specially formulated according to the artist’s specifications, therefore every color formula is unique.
- The panels were ground to a smooth finish and sealed to withstand an outdoor environment.
- Stakeholders. Florida State University
Subcontractor. Boatman & Magnani, Inc., United Rigging