Port Everglades Administration Building - CODAworx

Port Everglades Administration Building

Client: Broward County Cultural

Location: Fort Lauderdale , FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $175,000

Project Team


Eric Small

EES Design, LLC

Costom Paint

Claire Brown - Autin Wright

Johnson Atelier, Inc


Conceived and built by internationally recognized sculptor Rein Triefeldt, the Kaleidoscope butterflies were designed to be larger than life. Their aluminum wings impress with a special, iridescent, color shifting paint. The sculptures soar over a landscape of carefully selected plants that attract living butterflies. Consultation with Butterfly World near Fort Lauderdale and The Endan- gered Species Laboratory University of Florida in Gainesville helped choose the four species to be represented. They are the “Malachite” (Green), “Gulf Fritillary” (Orange), “Tiger Swallowtail” (Yellow) and “Zebra Longwing” (Black & White).


The Kaleidoscope butterflies have landed.
Landmark public sculpture wows visitors to the Port Everglades Administration building.
Port Everglades, a major gateway for international trade and cruise vacations in Florida is now home to four enormous butterfly sculptures. Commissioned by Broward County Cultural Division, these colorful butterflies open their wings to remind tourists and eco-visitors of the unique aspects of the resource center and its commitment to green and sustainable practices.


Rein Triefeldt, LLC, Trenton, NJ Sculpture, design, fabrication, paint and patina.

WSP USA, Pompano Beach FL,
Engineering, design and permit drawings, electrical engineering as need.

Jin Kim Design, New York (Remote work) CAD renderings, 3D modeling

Nutting Engineers of Florida, Inc, Boynton Beach, FL Geotechnical Exploration & Engineering

EES Design LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL Custom Sculpture Fabricator and installation

Johnson Atelier, Hamilton, NJ, Costom Paint

Becnan Construction Services, Inc, Miami FL General Contractor

Valerie Mendola, New York (Remote work) Project Manager