Cirri - CODAworx


Submitted by Broward County Cultural Division/Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Client: Broward County Public Art & Design/Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $430,000

Project Team


Patrick Marold

Patrick Marold Studios Inc.

Design, Project Management, Fabrication, and Installation

Mathias Leppitsch


Engineering, Installation

NIck Guertz


Project Management, Coordination, Installation

John Grant

Public Art Services

Public Art Project Manager

Christina Roldan

Broward County Public Art & Design/Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Expansion Project Administrator

Staci Montefusco

Broward County Aviation Department


Composed of over 5,000 feet of black steel strap and structural aluminum, “Cirri” presents an expansive and spatially integral composition of layered lines drawn into the volume of the architecture, augmenting the public’s perception of scale and dimension. The sweeping bodies maintain a lightness and a delicate response to gravity that enforces a dynamic presence, referencing cirrus clouds. The three layers nest within each other and activate a moiré effect that enhances the viewers’ movement and visual experience as they gaze from below. The various perspectives available in the terminal allow for unique visual experiences, as does the changing light conditions throughout the day.


The overall goal of the Terminal 2 project was to provide a beautiful, welcoming experience for airport visitors. The artist's response to the commission was to create a suspended composition in the terminal's hold room that subtly activates the overhead space for the traveling viewer through form, structure, and shadow.


Patrick Marold Studios, Inc. worked with the Broward County Public Art & Design Program, Broward County Aviation Department, Gresham Smith, and the lead GC, Turner Construction, on the site to prepare an artwork concept, design and engineer the concept, and follow through with fabrication and installation.