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PROJECT INFO

Monumental portraits of Hippocrates of Cos, John Gorrie and Elizabeth Blackwell provide a powerful presence at a great distance but are also appreciated at close range. From a distance, viewers see the strong yellows and tans in the Hippocrates panel, the russet shades of the Gorrie panel and the sepias and blues in the Blackwell panel as large vibrant color fields that stand out against the red brick and white marble architecture. As one approaches the exterior niches, the terrazzo murals sharpen into monumental portraits honoring the predecessors of modern medicine and are inlayed into the existing urban environment. Text and icons specific to each doctor contribute to the portrayals of Hippocrates the ancient scholar, Gorrie the inventor and Blackwell the peaceful revolutionary.

CATEGORY

PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES

LOCATION

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, FSU

PROJECT TEAM

Florida State University, College of Medicine
Walter P. Moore Engineering