Colwell Shelor 

180 Degrees



N. Center St.

#16 on map

 Living Topography: Creating Vertical Shade in Downtown Mesa


Shade is an essential element in creating walkable and more livable communities, in making cities comfortable places to walk, bike, live, work and play. The Living Topography: Creating Vertical Shade in Downtown Mesa prototype is an artistic, interactive vertical shade panel installation that not only provides protection from the harsh horizontal rays during the morning and late afternoons, but also serves to showcase the people of Mesa as vital collaborators in “shaping” the identity of the City. The vertical shade panels are reminiscent of the pin impression toys we all loved as children – a constantly changing, life-sized sculpture where people can imprint their entire body in action – an expression of the vibrancy, art and diversity of its people.