Since 1985, Seattle artist Vicki Scuri has worked to enhance the visual environment in urban and public spaces. Concrete has become a significant part of her work because she recognizes its durability, timeliness and cost-effective manufacturing techniques, under both factory-controlled and field conditions.

Article describes three of Scuri's projects:

  • The Boren Avenue Parking Garage, Seattle, which features concrete walls with patterns cast from actual tire treads.
  • Dreamy Draw Pedestrian Bridge, Phoenix, a 311-foot-long post-tensioned pedestrian bridge flanked by retaining walls featuring designs in textured tones of red and gold concrete
  • Evergreen Park's Trilobite Tot Lot, Bellevue, Wash., which features precast concrete pavers with fossil designs based on trilobites (extinct marine arthropods).