meg saligman | mural artist

Location | Las Cruces, NM

Heckendorn Shiles Architects assisted Mural Artist Meg Saligman with architectural coordination required for the design and installation of her competition-winning mural at a new theater for New Mexico State University.

Utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, HSA worked with the theater architects and engineers, local subcontractors, and the artist to coordinate installation of the mural. HSA also coordinated the design of a mechanized hoist system which controls custom fabricated light fixtures that were part of the artist’s design. The movable fixtures are integrated into the control system of the theater, and can be positioned to clear sight lines for the theater lighting as well as create a dramatic and dynamic space for theater patrons.