The team of Derek Bruno and Gage Hamilton was selected as design team artists for the Pike Pine Renaissance Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements project. The team will work with the design consultants, headed by ZGF, and staff from the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, to develop artwork that will unify Pike and Pine streets in the downtown business district, and create a legible path from Capitol Hill, through the retail core to Pike Place Market and to the waterfront.
Pike and Pine are the two most important east-west streets in the central part of Downtown, connecting the density and energy of Capitol Hill to the retail core, to the heart of the city at Pike Place Market, and ultimately to the new waterfront, the development of which is intended to engage everyone and all communities. The Pike Pine Renaissance project will make a legible route to the waterfront, one that provides a graceful, interesting, and safe journey for pedestrians along the full length of the corridor. The project also hopes to provide nodes for activation and highlight key locations – such as gateways near Capitol Hill, and between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
Derek Bruno has a background in industrial design and investigates human perception and cognitive visual experience. He works both as a lead artist and a design and fabrication consultant and has worked as an artist-in-residence for Facebook.
Gage Hamilton is an artist, curator and arts organizer. He was the lead artist and curator for the SODO track project, an over-two mile-long corridor project. He has coordinated artworks working in close collaboration with artists and community stakeholders.