FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
KILROY REALTY TO LAUNCH $50,000.00 ART COMPETITION AS PART OF THE NEW DEXTER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
SEATTLE, WA – Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) announces a new $50,000.00 open call for artist submissions for the Harrison Street Art Wall as part of the future Dexter development project. DPA Fine Art Consulting (“DPA”) in partnership with Kilroy Realty Corporation is seeking visual artists in the metropolitan Seattle area to apply to the “Harrison Street Art Competition” January 31 – March 15, 2018. The site at 333 Dexter Avenue N. is a new property development by Kilroy Realty (the “Dexter Development”). The property will feature two beautiful new office towers, including retail, anticipated to be completed in 2019. We are looking for an individual or a team of artists to propose concepts for an exciting public facing “art wall” to be featured on the exterior of the building!
The program seeks visual artists in the metropolitan Seattle area to submit art wall concepts with a theme of “GRITTY CITYSCAPE //GATEWAY TO SEATTLE” intended to show a compelling cityscape that is both a “gritty” realistic take on urban life and could be considered a visual gateway to Seattle based on the Harrison Street location. Artists are encouraged to ruminate on the theme and consider the best possible visual interpretation of this theme. A panel of jurors will review submissions based on the artistic translation of the theme. The jurors, consisting of arts community leaders, will include representatives from Kilroy Realty, The Miller Hull Partnership, DPA Fine Art Consulting, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Cornish College of the Arts, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Seattle Art Museum’s Art Gallery. More information on the jury will be included on the competition website in the coming weeks: https://www.333dexter.com/artatdexter
The winner will be awarded the prestigious, high-visibility art wall opportunity and receive a $50,000.00 payment to execute the project based on an approved final art plan. This competition is open to all individual artists or artist teams. All participants must be at least 18 years old at the start of the competition, eligible to work in the United States, and reside (with proof of address) in the Seattle metropolitan area (including King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County). All references to “artist” herein shall include the participation of teams with multiple artists.
There will be one Question & Answer Session held at the Pratt Fine Arts Center Youth Room located at 1902 S. Main St, Seattle, WA 98144 on Wednesday, February 14th 2018 from 4-6pm. Anyone interested in applying to the competition can attend, get more information and ask specific questions about art wall project. Please RSVP to the February 14th 4-6pm Q&A Session by sending an email to email@example.com with your name and name of guests.
The competition open submission deadline is midnight on March 15, 2018, all complete proposals must be submitted via the program’s website: https://www.333dexter.com/artatdexter. All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the jury in April & May 2018. If your proposal is selected, a representative from DPA Fine Art will contact you on or before May 15, 2018, to review next steps. If you would like make arrangement to interview an executive member of Kilroy Realty Corporation’s leadership team, have additional questions or would like an approved quote for your article please contact Lauren Albrecht of DPA Fine Art via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 424.346.0850.
By Howard Fine, Staff Report, Los Angeles Business Journal
Developers in Los Angeles get hit with city charges for just about everything, and as the fees have multiplied, so have developers’ frustrations. But there’s one levy that some developers have embraced: a 1 percent fee on commercial projects exceeding $500,000 in value that is applied to fund public art projects.
Kilroy Realty Corp. of West Long Angeles is one of those developers. Last fall at its Columbia Square project in Hollywood, Kilroy unveiled a public art installation: a row of translucent panels featuring human figures by celebrity artist Dustin Yellin.
Kilroy was only obligated under the city’s 1 percent for public art mandate to pay about $600,000 for the work, but the developer ended up spending nearly double that to make sure it could be displayed to maximum effect – and spent the extra money willingly.
“We wanted to do more than just fulfill the funding requirement,” said Lauren Phillips, Kilroy’s director of construction services. “We wanted to bring something new and exciting to the project and have the art make as much impact as possible.”
The Columbia Square panels are among the more recent of several hundred public art displays around Los Angeles made possible by the city’s 1 percent mandate. Established in 1989, it’s one of the oldest in the country – and regarded as one of the better run programs with dozens of local artists as frequent participants.
According to the Cultural Affairs Department, the mandate has generated roughly $35 million for public art over the past decade. No cumulative figures were available for the total number of public art installations and programs funded, though department staff said the agency had completed 66 art projects that it managed over the past four years.
Los Angeles is not alone – 32 other cities in Los Angeles County have a levy for public art mandates, according to a 2011 report from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Of those, Culver City’s is the oldest, established in 1988. Other cities that have since set up programs include Alhambra, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Glendale, and Westlake Village.
Most of the other cities have a 1 percent set-aside requirement, though a few have slightly higher or lower percentages. Malibu fine art consultant DeeDee Postil said that while the programs in these cities generally don’t have major problems, few match up to the quality and breadth of art and level of experience in Los Angeles. “The city of Los Angeles has really emerged as the gold standard among these programs,” she said.
The project from Los Angeles-based Kilroy Realty would redevelop a 3.5-acre site bounded by Vine Street, De Longpre, Ivar and Homewood Avenues. Plans call for a mixture of high-rise and low-rise structures, containing nearly 500,000 square feet of multifamily residential units, office space, shops and restaurants.
Architectural renderings from the Shimoda Design Group have evolved from the original vision for the project, and now portray a lower height profile along the Vine Street side of the property. Plans call for a gateway entrance at the corner of Vine and De Longepre, flanked by a pair of one-story buildings which would include a combined total of 9,100 square feet of pedestrian-oriented commercial space.
January 9, 2016
The Los Angeles Times
By Jessica Ritz
How can an almost 80-year-old broadcasting building steeped in Hollywood history relate to how we work and live now?
The design of NeueHouse, a hybrid coworking facility and social club aimed at enterprising creative professionals, reveals many connections between past and present within the former West Coast headquarters of CBS.
“We’re all broadcasters today,” said Joshua Abram, NeueHouse’s co-founder, in what originally was the general manager’s office. Legendary network head William S. Paley would work from the upper floor suite when he came to Los Angeles to check in on his network’s big names, such as Orson Welles, and attend to the growing CBS media empire.
In a sly reference to modern architecture pioneer Le Corbusier’s notion of the home as “a machine for living,” Paley described the building he commissioned Swiss architect William Lescaze to design in 1937 on Sunset Boulevard near North Gower Street as a “machine for broadcasting.”
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
by Sean Keeley
Kilroy Realty has big plans for 333 Dexter Ave. N. in South Lake Union and renderings from The Miller Hull Partnership reveal a rather funky design for their two-tower complex. Plans call for two 12-story towers above 15,000 sf. of ground-floor retail and underground parking for 700 vehicles and storage for 286 bicycles. All-told, the complex will include approximately 582,000 sf. of office space. The building designs boast one north building with a relatively straight-forward design and a south building with jagged edges buttressed by diagonal columns to the ground. In-between the two, an open-air pedestrian plaza underneath a walkway connecting the two. The showcase piece will be a 20-by-50-foot art wall facing Harrison Street featuring a mural inspired by the idea of a “compelling cityscape that is both a gritty look at urban life and visual gateway to Seattle.” Designs go before the design review board on January 6 for recommendation.