- Purdue University came to bo-mar for this project because they wanted more than a sign. They wanted a dramatic, artistic statement at the north end of Mackey arena.
- Typically this type of signage would have been built using very light sheet metal and pop rivets. However, these materials leave unsightly gaps and bumps and nooks and crannies. We built the piece using 1/8 inch aluminum, which is flatter and more structurally sound.
- They nicknamed this piece “The Beacon” – so you know it needs a lot of light! Inside the P there are 1000 LEDs. When we turned on the sign, it was like the scene in Christmas Vacation when Chevy Chase plugs in the lights! Bob says, “I had to take a moment and get my composure.”
“Bo-mar has become much more than simply a metal fabricator for us. They are truly a trusted resource that we count on for insights and execution.”Ken Boyce Ratio Architects