Gannon University Triangulum

Gannon University’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK, serves as the global headquarters for academia and industry to design, integrate and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide.  Looking Glass Artists, Ed Grout and Tom Ferraro were commissioned to create a sculpture to sit in the plaza in front of the I-Hack building to symbolize the footprint of Gannon University in Erie’s downtown as well as their programs in cyber security.  Working with Gannon students, faculty and administration, the team created a three sided pyramid structure to compliment the rectangular shape of the building.  The east elevation is constructed of steel panels that represent a fingerprint whose pattern is created with a series of binary code cut outs .  The west elevation is constructed in black granite, reflecting the building and students who pass by the plaza.  The North elevation is constructed in granite with glass orbs inlaid in a pattern that represents Gannon buildings on a campus map.  The artist team also worked with structural engineers and fabricators from Erie Industrial Sales and Manufacturing and Geiger Memorials along with landscape architects from the building project.