Tocci Views Construction Sites as Public Art


Construction Scrim = Art?

Tocci loves art and design, so we were excited to see this article on Fast Company about construction sites becoming natural exhibit spaces for public art.

We have been dressing up our job sites for years now, and not just because its attractive. Job site graphics help draw a community into the project. We often make banners and fence wraps to show what the finished project will look like, or explain the history of the building or neighborhood. Aside from creating relationships with the community and making people feel part of the process, job site graphics often provide a simple service. They guide pedestrians around hazardous areas, mask the dusk and mess of construction, and define areas of the project.

A few examples:

On Capitol Cove, a project in downtown Providence, we designed a special fence wrap to tell the history of the site.

On a Crate and Barrel project in Natick, MA,  we made a special interior banner showing customers in the mall what the finished store would look like.  Taking images from our Building Information Model (BIM) and using material quantities, we were able to add “fun facts” such as the amount of wood paneling in the new store.