Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee, co-founders of RE:site, explore notions of community, identity, and narrative in the context of public space. They create dynamic, multi-layered works that exist somewhere between art, architecture, and landscape. Shane and Norman draw on a site’s cultural landscape to generate strong narrative concepts that resonate with local meanings, but also transform and transcend the familiar.
In 2003, Norman was named a finalist in the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. In the largest design competition in history, his concept Votives in Suspension was selected from an international field of 5,201 submissions representing 49 states and 63 nations. Norman has also been honored with a SEGD (Society for Environmental Graphic Design) Jury Award for his work on the Billboard Earthbag Project, a concept to reuse commercial billboard vinyl towards the construction of temporary disaster relief shelters.
Shane bridges the disciplines of visual communication, art, and experience design, with a degree in fine arts and 16 years of extensive work designing interpretive spaces. Her collaborative work spans a range of projects from comprehensive environmental graphics to art installations, including large scale murals, donor recognition systems, wayfinding, media design, suspended art, sculpture and painting.
Shane and Norman's interactive light sculpture, Memory Cloud, was recognized by the prestigious CoD+A awards as a "Top Project for 2013.” Radiance is currently in fabrication for El Paso International Airport. Last year, we completed Time in Motion for Hobby International Airport and Dog + CATenary for BARC Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Facility. Recent commissions include Luminous Stratum, for Dallas Love Field Airport, Chromatic Harvest, for Denver's Arvada Ridge Rail Station, Woven Waves, for the Tampa Riverwalk, Synthesis, for Oregon State University, and The Loggers, for Wisconsin Rapids' Tribune Building.
Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Appeal, SEGDdesign, USA Today, Architectural Record, Art in America, ARTnews, Imagining Ground Zero, and Texas Architect.