Displayed in the courtyard of Louisiana Tech's Business School, "Aspire" creates a unique piece of curved steel artwork for the students to pass by on the daily and imagine the person they aspire to be. Artist @curt_pittman (www.curtpittman.net)
Material bent by Albina included: 27 lens x 40 ft: 3" SCH80 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.
90 lens x 16 ft: CH 1" X 1" X 1/8" 6063-T52 ALUM. All material rolled flanges out by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.
11 lengths: 2" SCH40 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.
“Wind Witches” by Brian Borrello. The rounded twisting shapes of “Wind Witches” by Brian Borrello are inspired by the logarithmic spiraling within desert plants. The two sculptures are also an expression of the order and symmetry found in nature. Located at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA. Materials bent and Fabricated complete by Albina. Photo credit: Brian Borrello.
Assembly #1: 3" SCH40 T304/T304L S/S (bent to a 14 ft radius) Overall height- 15 – 21 ft tall. Albina to pre-polish pipe, Trim Pipe, Weld pipe to Base Plates, and Fit / Weld on Leaf Flanges.
Assembly #2: 2½" SCH40 T304/T304L S/S (bent to a 10’-6” radius). Overall height- 10 – 14 ft tall. Albina to pre-polish pipe, Trim Pipe, Weld pipe to Base Plates, and Fit / Weld on Leaf Flanges.
“Space Plants” ranging from 8’ to 15’ high, located at the newly renovated and renamed Verdell Rutherford Park at SE 165th Ave and Market St in Portland, Oregon. Created in Eagle Creek, OR by Tyler FuQua Creations in 2020. Photos by Jeremy Running Photography. The new name honors Rutherford, a female civil rights leader who lived in Oregon from 1913 to 2001.
6" OD X .250" WALL A500 GR B - Albina bent 2 pcs per customer supplied drawings- 3’-0” center-line radius tightest bend. 5" OD X .250" WALL A500 GR B- Albina bent 2 pcs per customer supplied drawings- 2’-7” center-line radius tightest bend. 4" OD X .250" WALL A500 GR B- Albina bent 1 pc per customer supplied drawings- 7’-1”t center-line radius. 3" OD X .188" WALL A500 GR B- Albina bent 10 pcs per customer supplied drawings- 2’-8” center-line radius tightest bend. 2½" OD X .188" WALL A500 GR B- Albina bent 2 pcs per customer supplied drawings- 1’-9” center-line radius tightest bend.
Boy how the tide has turned! No longer do I hear, “I don’t want to go to school today!” Instead I hear, “I can’t wait until we get to go back to school!” Kids across the country are gaining a new appreciation for how important it is to physically be able to enter their school buildings to learn. We have been very fortunate to be involved in a number of projects at schools across the nation including custom spiral and circular staircases, curved steel signs, curved steel artwork, curved steel canopies, and more!
Todays Highlight: Curved Steel at our Nation’s Schools & Universities
Often times when you visit a museum, you are looking at the objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural significance on the inside of the building, but the BUILDING ITSELF is often very eye-catching, interesting and artistic as well! The same can hold true for your local amphitheater. Yes, you are there to focus on the band or production occurring under the amphitheater’s structure, but take a moment to also appreciate the structure itself.
We recently completed a unique curved stainless steel art project for Camelback Commons in Arizona. Albina Co., Inc. bent 8 pieces of 3" SCH40 T304 Stainless Steel. All parts were bent to a full scale layout and all points needed to be hit +/-½”. The tightest radius was a 36” centerline. Camelback Commons are multi-level buildings with an open atrium for businesses as well as apartments, just walking distance from the high-dollar Arizona Biltmore. Photo Credit: Creative Machines., Inc.
“A Monumental Journey” by Kelly James Marshall for the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation. The monument is featured in the August issue of Modern Steel “What’s Cool In Steel.” The monument celebrates the legacy of African American laywers who founded the the National Bar Association in 1925 and the monument symbolizes communication among diverse people and legal system, that while not perfect, strives to be balanced. Find more details about the project in the above article featured in Modern Steel. Albina bent various materials for this project including: 3 x 40 ft: 5" X 5" X 5/16" ANGLE A36. Cut and bent to net 8 pcs (leg out). Bent down to a 68” inside radius. 1 x 20 ft: MC3 X 7.1# A36. Cut and bent to net 2 pcs (flanges in). 2 x 48 ft: TS 6" X 6" X .625" WALL A500 GR B. Cut and bent to net 4 pcs. Bent down to a 58” inside radius. 1 x 48 ft: TS 6" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B. Cut and bent to net 2 pcs. Bent down to a 77” inside radius.
Kerry James Marshall (American, born 1955) A MONUMENTAL JOURNEY 2018 Manganese Ironspot brick, steel, granite approx. H. 30 ft, D. 19 ft
Commissioned by Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation; Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Collection, 2018.1 Photos: Ben Easter
Check out the cover spot and three page feature article on Albina Co., Inc. in the June/July West Coast Edition of A2Z Manufacturing Magazine. Pages 24-26! Portland artist Devin Laurence Field produced the laser-cut stainless steel flame sculpture and Albina Co., Inc. bent 18" STD A53B ERW 10 lens x 40 ft down to a 42 ft radius for the sculpture.
We had such a great time working with Linda and Kim to highlight and showcase all of the amazing curved steel projects we have done in Oregon, Washington, and California. Some projects featured in the article include:
We spent this last weekend in Seattle as we took our son and some friends up to a Mariners game. We had Saturday morning to spend in the city, and everywhere we looked, we stumbled upon projects containing curved steel that we have been a part of! The Jimmy Hendrix Museum, The Spheres and Spiral Staircase at The Spheres, the New Spiral Staircase in the Space Needle, the Canopy at the Seattle Great Wheel, the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, the pedestrian bridge at the Museum of Flight, and art projects outside of corporate offices. The list goes on! What a true experience to see Brian showing the kids all of the curved steel projects Albina has done over the years! It was a great teaching moment to explain how the entire process works from the beginning of a project to the end and how all the different players work together to accomplish one final product. We were extremely proud to be the steel bender of choice for these amazing projects in the Pacific Northwest. And stay tuned, there are great things happening in the PNW and many more high profile projects coming up!