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James Turrell's skyspace "Joseph's Coat, 2011" at the Ringling Museum of Art

Flynn A&D was both the art design architect and the architect of record for Turrell's skyspace located in the Sebring wing of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art on the campus of Florida State University.

The museum wing reserved an interior courtyard for the artist's project for roughly a decade before the project materialized. Dubbed the "prison ward" for its unbearable, unsheltered heat before Turrell's skyspace was installed, the floating roof created an abundance of shade for the space, along with vegetation on the walls and columns.

The floating roof plane was at that time (and may still be) Turrell's largest flat roof skyspace to date, spanning over 98' in each direction.

After producing rendering proposals for Turrell’s design schemes, Flynn A&D coordinated with the design builder and engineers to detail Turrell’s minimal aesthetic, giving special attention to custom exit signs, HVAC diffusers and fire sprinkler concealment.

Art design architect:
Architect of record:
Structural engineer:
MEP engineer:
Art lighting:
Art dealer:

Built, 2011

Sarasota, FL, USA

James Turrell

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art/ Florida State University

Flynn A&D

Flynn A&D

Willis A. Smith Construction

Master Consulting Engineers

TLC Engineering Solutions

Die Lichtplaner

Hiram Butler

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