Vibrant shards of are color reflect into the Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Garden by this freestanding exterior wall composed of laminated translucent glass panels hung from a curving steel frame. James Carpenter Design Associates collaborated with architect Will Bruder to design Scrim Wall as a physical and visual barrier between the outdoor sculpture garden at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the adjacent street. Fifty-six laminated translucent glass panels, each approximately 4' x 7', are hung from a curving steel structure 21' high and 65' long. Between each bay of panels is a row of laminated Dichroic glass blades which cast varying shades of color onto the panels. Glass lamination technology, coupled with a sophisticated, yet simple steel structure, enables large and heavy glass panels to have the appearance of a lightweight lantern.

Installed, 1999