Canada’s most iconic building, Centre Block is the main building of the Parliamentary complex in Ottawa. After the 2018 legislative session, the Gothic Revival building will close for ten years for structural upgrades, rehabilitation and restoration. Centrus, a joint venture of HOK Architects and WSP Canada, Inc. hired CAI as consultants to the project.
Community Arts International was hired as the advisor to Safdie Associates to recommend appropriate international artists for the $8 billion project. The artists selected by Moshe Safdie created eight site-specific, architecturally integrated works that form an Art Path through the property. This is one of the largest art commissions ever completed as part of the integrated architectural process.
CAI was hired to recommend artists for the project. The architect's vision is that the artist will create a digital artwork using LED technology to be integrated into the façade of the office buildings in the designated LED surface area.
A new district in the old city of Almaty incorporated art into the city plan to create public cultural areas within the urban landscape. CAI worked with the architects, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, tand the developer, Capital Partners, to identify suitable locations for public art and sculpture.
CAI conducted an international competition working with the client and the architects to select art for major commissions within the new airport building. The art was integrated into the architecture and served as a marker for the passengers as they found their destination.
CAI acted as consultants for the following projects:
CAI curated an exhibition of rare artifacts from Xian, China. Treasures from the Cradle of Chinese Civilization: 5,000 Years of Ancient Art from the Huang He Valley was a cooperative project between China’s Shaanxi Cultural Relics Bureau and the government of Guam, with the participation of the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam International Airport, Department of Chamorro Affairs, Guam Museum, University of Guam. CAI acted as the museum expert for the project.
CAI was a consultant to the National Crafts Council of Australia, assigned to curate contemporary crafts and develop exhibitions in public venues.
Developed a traveling exhibition for Hankyu Department Stores. The exhibition was based on birds and the tradition of birdhouses. It consisted of both historic and traditional birdhouses created by bird lovers and artists. Bird care, migration, bird watching, and identifing of bird songs were included in an exhibition that toured Japan and was then donated to a national bird preserve.