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West Linn Police Facility Art

West Linn, OR
Installed August 15, 2014

Artists:  Joe Thurston & Sean Healy
Budget: $63,000

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.

Project Background
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