Materials: Wood and perforated S.S. Dimensions: 122’ x 5’ x 7’
Location: Olive Harvey College TDL Center, Chicago
Team: Barbara Cooper Studio, Vector Custom Fabricating, Inc., Methods & Materials


This building serves the transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) industry whose goal involves finding simple and elegant solutions for the complex movement by humans and objects through time and space. Conveyor is intended as an expression of movement as it oscillates down the hallway between the classrooms on one side of the hall and the lab/shop situations on the other side of the hall.


Olive-Harvey strives to offer affordable education and training to its students, from basic through high-level skill acquisition options. In the two serpentine forms, Conveyor is shallow in profile. The central vortex of the piece, however, goes both deep and broad, referencing the depth and breadth that students can achieve in their studies. The vortex alludes to the possibility of the cells in the serpentine form exploding into something much larger and complex.