The Art of Transit Architecture


Postgraduate Studies
invites you to a talk by

Andrew Mead
Deputy Manager of Architecture, Land Transport Authority

Thursday 6 October 2005
4 - 5 pm
Fine Arts Block - FA 101
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts

In this presentation, Andrew Mead will explain the history of North East Line Art in Architecture programme and show how the NEL programme is continuing a long tradition of arts patronage in transit facilities.

Starting with a review of art in transit stations from cities such as London, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, Andrew will discuss the relevance of art in the transit environment and how it contributes to the public space.
Details of the commissioning process for the NEL project will be explained, the various manufacturing techniques and some of the unique challenges faced in realising Singapore's largest public art project.

The talk will conclude with a review of the completed NEL artworks and discuss some of the possibilities for future direction of art in LTA's transit stations.

Brief Biodata

Andrew Mead is LTA's Deputy Manager of Architecture and has worked in Singapore since 1996. Prior to joining LTA, Andrew was the Architectural Design Co-ordinator for stations on the Eglinton West and Sheppard subway lines in Toronto, where he managed the Art in Architecture programme for the Toronto Transit Commission. Andrew currently leads the design team for the four new stations to be built at Marina Bay.