Sculptures and Monumental Atrium Stair at RIT CIS Building

Project: Rochester Institute of Technology Golisano College of Computing and Informational Sciences

Construction Manager: The Pike Company

Architect: Chaintreuil | Jensen | Stark Architects, LLP

The monumental stair in the atrium of RIT’s College of Computing and Informational Sciences is the building’s centerpiece. Semi-circular landings framed with heavy channels float above the ground floor unsupported. The guardrails are side-mounted with a wide stainless steel flat bar cap rail and a multi-line painted steel flat bar infill.

Outside, two ornamental sculptures outside different entrances to the building unify the site. The sculptures feature a series of rolled stainless steel and bronze rings. Hand-forged wrought iron elements branch out in a circular pattern to form a sort of “tree”. The steel components are galvanized and powder coated for durability.

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