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The following criteria shall be used to determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether architecture can be considered art for purposes of fulfilling the city's public art requirement.
(A) The architect shall be substantially recognized by the art world in shows, museums, and/or publications.
(B) When reviewing architecture as art, the underlying concept of the architecture shall be expressive as more than mere utilitarian architecture. The architecture as a whole or certain architectural features shall express ideas or meaning and have cultural significance or conceptual complexity in relation to the totality of the object.
(C) In the alternative, architecture can be considered art if it is created as a collaborative effort with an artist, the artist does a majority of the work, the artist has major design control of the portions of the architecture to be considered art, and the artist has been brought in early in the process. The artist shall have experience and knowledge of monumental scale sculpture.
(D) The architecture must meet all the general criteria regarding placement of artwork on private property as defined in §§ 23.81.080 et seq. of this code.
(Ord. 4417, passed 9-10-01)