Matthew Ritchie permanent installation and garden opens at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
October 1, 2014
Matthew Ritchie: This Garden at This Hour
commissioned through the GSA Art in Architecture Program
Federal Research Center at White Oak
10903 New Hampsire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20903
Opening October 1, This Garden At This Hour is the focal point of the renovated FDA Central Commons in Maryland. The sculpture is an assembly of cellular like modules in aluminum that represent the growth of organisms and rise into a series of cantilevered elements and arches that invite interaction with the public. The aluminum structures are intertwined into a planted landscape to suggest the idea of biological growth at different levels and scales.