Awardee: Thomas Greathouse/Laney College
Thomas Greathouse and fellow students from Laney College, with the support of their faculty advisor, have designed a sundial fabricated from distinctive elements of salvaged bridge steel, which they plan to install on the Laney College campus in a publicly accessible community garden. The base for the dial will be a section of a truss, reminiscent of a scale miniature of the same footings that supported the old Bay Bridge. The sundial will include rivets placed at every "sun" hour. The sundial will function as a centerpiece of the garden and tell time without modern or digital technology. In this way it will connect people to the Earth. Also, the project team hopes that the sundial may inspire people to be creative or to take a welding class.