West Linn Police Facility Art
West Linn, OR
Installed August 15, 2014
Artists: Joe Thurston & Sean Healy
Project Description / Scope of work
The City of West Linn, in partnership with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, commissioned artist team Healy Thurston for artwork at the new West Linn Police Department facility. Healy Thurston worked with the Art Selection Committee, Police Station Steering Committee, Design Subcommittee, area residents, architects, project manager and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, in the dual role of a design-team Artist and a concept fabricator. Three artwork installations were created for the lobby of the facility including the Thin Blue Line vestibule glass, a LED backlit topographic map of West Linn and a glass panel in the center of the lobby featuring local attractions and iconic locations of West Linn.
The existing West Linn police station was constructed in 1936. The department has outgrown the existing facility and has contracted with architects from Group Mackenzie to provide a design for a facility at a new location which would allow for community policing needs through 2042. The building will be constructed to the Silver LEED standard by incorporating sustainable features in its construction and operation.
The new structure will better accommodate training, evidence processing, storage, operations, communication and staffing needs for men, women and K9 units providing police services. Citizen needs will also be met by providing public parking and space for community receptions and activities.
Art Selection Steering Committee
Elizabeth Carson Assistant to the Police Captains, West Linn Police Department
Brett Hanson Project Manager, Group Mackenzie
Robert Galante Project Manager, City of West Linn
Victor Lancaster Captain, West Linn Police Department
Brad Moyle West Linn Police Department
Shannon McBride Art Educator, Artist
Dennis Richey Police Station Steering Committee Member
Elizabeth Rocchia Willamette Neighborhood Association
Cindy Sullivan Local Resident
Public Art Project Managers
Elizabeth Klein Program Manager, Clackamas County Arts Alliance
Cheryl Snow Executive Director, Clackamas County Arts Alliance