GMS provided full structural engineering services for the design of three bird-like
sculptures located on the campus of the Aileron Center in Ohio. GMS developed a
3-D Rhino model and worked closely with the artist in developing several variations
of trussed tower bases for his review. Based on our analysis and the use of moveable
parts, the wings oscillate in light winds and spin three hundred sixty degrees in
a strong gust. GMS services also designed for the anchorage for the sculpture and
the connections between components.