For Structural Substances: Suspended in Air—the latest in a series of digital fabrication studios taught by lecturers Lavender Tessmer and Jason Foster Butz—graduate architecture students digitally designed, modeled, and constructed prototypes for Spectroplexus, a new, 100-foot-long public sculpture that is being commissioned by St. Louis Lambert International Airport.... The dual material palette reflects the hybrid nature of the airport space; while each material has rigid geometric properties, the system appears diverse and varied through the irregularities of pigment and resin. The curvilinear form of the assembly shifts character from different vantage points, both greeting passengers upon arrival and drifting above the central security waiting area.

The project will be on view in the Terminal 2 Ticketing Lobby at St. Louis Lambert International Airport beginning in summer 2017.