Mount-making and specialized installation
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA
NINE dot ARTS, a Denver-based design and art consultancy firm, approached Allison & Ross with an extensive project: install nine floors of artworks and historical artifacts in three days in a newly constructed apartment complex in South Lake Union. The timeline was tight and the job was massive, but Allison & Ross Project Managers ensured the job was completed on time and to the highest aesthetic standards.
The most challenging portion of the job was the Artifact Wall—a feature wall in the main lobby of the building with custom-sized niches for historical artifacts found on the JUXT site during construction. Allison & Ross mountmakers designed custom wall mounts for these artifacts—which ranged from historic tools and propeller blades to a 10-foot-long rope and pulley—ensuring that each mount was inconspicuous yet secure.
Allison & Ross Project Managers also carried out the installation of a large collection of 2-D artworks throughout the building. We worked with the art distributor and the framers to coordinate on-time delivery of the artworks to JUXT, and inspected each artwork beforehand to ensure that each was outfitted with the proper security hanging hardware. For this job, we worked closely with art consultants at Nine dot and the construction team on JUXT to design a specialized display solution for the artworks that integrated seamlessly with the building’s aesthetic.