William and Teresa Cochran create projects that contribute to sustainable cities and healthy communities. They collaborate with city officials, public agencies, NGOs, design teams, and cultural organizations to design and implement large-scale, catalytic public art projects known for their architectural integration, design quality and craftsmanship.
RECENT NEWS and CURRENT PROJECTS:
- Torris: William Cochran's light sculpture in Alexandria has been installed and will be lighted shortly.
- The Merriweather Horns: The artist's designs for four sculptural entry feature were recently unveiled in Columbia, Maryland for Symphony Woods in Merriweather Park. The sculptures produce unusual soundscapes and will be symchronized to create a large-scale musical instrument that covers filling some 16 acres.
- The Shining Dark: This community-driven, elevated light sculpture for West Baltimore won a major TEP grant. Studio-designed participatory public workshops engaged residents of all ages to shape the project which will be completed in 2014.
- for the American Institute of Architects' Center for Community By Design in a west coast city.
- Two Roads: this large-scale, free-standing architectural art glass room in an "urban medow" is currenty being installed in downtown Silver Spring (with Oculus Landscape Architecture).
- Bethesda Asclepius: Nine large scale "textural paintings" will anchor a cultural corridor in Bethesda, Maryland. The plans won unanimous approval from the Art Review Committee and begin fabrication shortly.
- Centennial Sculpture Park at the Memorial Art Gallery of the Uniersity of Rochester won the Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation in October 2013. The larger Rochester project won the 2012 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association for Regional Transportation Projects as well as a New York State Chapter Award – and one of the top four grants in the nation from the National Endowent for the Arts.
- Cornerstone, the civil rights memorial that anchors one corner of the new Rockville Town Square, received a historic preservation award in 2012.