The five finalists were: Riis Burwell, Robert Ellison, Boback Emad, Daniel Oberti and Bryan Tedrick. They were all given information regarding the specific site and the community's vision before they went to the drawing board to further develop their concept proposal.
Final Selection Process
These proposals were presented to the Selection Panel on August 30, 2007. The Panel made their final selection on September 27, selecting Boback Emad to be the recommended artist. After the Art in Public Places Committee gave their unanimous approval, Boback and his proposal were submitted to the City Council on October 23 and again unanimously approved.