2009 - 2012
CRITICS ROB STOKES, CHRIS ROBBINS,
& CLAY ODOM
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
The McCallum High School Bubbles are a series of interactive outdoor seating structures designed and built by students. The initiative, called Teach Design Austin, teaches high school students on the methodologies of design through immersive, real-world programs that result in positive design mentoring experiences and a lasting impact on the school and community. The Bubbles project was a result of their collaboration with students from McCallum High School. The project transformed a relatively dead space outside the school by filling the programmatic need for seating, as well as providing a sculptural piece that creates the needed icon for the fine arts aspect of the school. The Bubbles also stimulate the spaces they are in by their metamorphosis throughout the day in the lighting qualities they create.