University of Minnesota

Site Index - Rapson Group

John Roloff

John Roloff (born 1947, Portland, OR)

Site Index, 2004 – Rapson Group, 2013

Granite, concrete, copper and glass

6 ft. w X 9 ft. w

Location: Outside Rapson Hall, east bank campus

Several granite slabs in the plaza/garden are identified with the exact geographic locations of their point of origin etched in the upper corners. In addition, three text panels are etched into the façade of the Rapson Hall building directly on the materials from which the building has been built. The texts describe the geologic orientation of where the materials originated and what the materials consist of. The public artwork creates a level of awareness of building materials not usually present even in a building where architecture is taught.

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