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Sunset Hammock Public Art by Glavovic Studio

Project name:
Sunset Hammock
Architecture firm:
Glavovic Studio
Sunset Point Park, City of Tamarac, 11000 W. Mc Nab Road, Tamarac, FL 33321, USA
Robin Hill Photography
Principal architect:
The project is a design build, and the GC was required to provide signed and sealed construction and permit documents
Design team:
Margi Glavovic Nothard. Glavovic Studio: Rafael Guissarri, Glenda Puente. City of Tamarac: Beth Ravitz, George Gadson, Maxine Calloway, John Doherty, Ron Stein
Built area:
180’ L x 40’W x 20’H = 7,200 ft²
Site area:
Approximately 28,000SF/0.64 Acres
Design year:
Completion year:
City of Tamarac
City of Tamarac
Civil engineer:
Larry De Rose, SE
Structural engineer:
Larry De Rose, SE
Environmental & MEP:
Larry De Rose, SE
TechOne Group
TechOne Group
TechOne Group
Margi Glavovic Nothard, Glavovic Studio
Tools used:
SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit
Prefabricated modular powder coated aluminum poles; steel structure; concrete footings, galvanized steel gabion wall with limestone rocks
City of Tamarac
Site Specific Public Art

Glavovic Studio to Celebrate Grand Opening of “Sunset Hammock” in Tamarac, Florida on May 8th.

New public art installation honors the Everglades, educates local residents, and brings South Florida closer together.

Today, Glavovic Studio—a diverse bi-coastal architecture studio improving quality of life through architecture, art, and urban design—announced that the official grand opening date of Margi Glavovic Nothard’s “Sunset Hammock” is Wednesday, May 8th. The public art installation, already open to the public at Sunset Point Park in Tamarac, Florida, is meant to excite the state’s nature-lovers while honoring the critical role of the Everglades within the ecological balance of South Florida.

In Tamarac, the public art project has been placed at the edge of suburban development, with the Everglades located across a six-lane highway. The structure of Sunset Hammock—named after a “hammock” in the Everglades, or a habitat found on higher elevations—consists of a long aluminum walkway painted red with a large community periscope at one end. The project renders saturated moments in time as the day reveals itself, increasing its intensity in color, view, and connectivity to the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. 

Completed in November 2023, Sunset Hammock incorporates the adjacent wetland with a Sunset community park and an educational children’s art program in collaboration with Young at Art Museum. The project was awarded an “NEA Our Town Grant,” a “Land and Water Conservation Fund Cultural Facilities Grant,” and an “AIA Fort Lauderdale Honor Award.”

Glavovic Studio, founded in 1999 by Margi Glavovic Nothard, has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Los Angeles, California. The studio has designed over 100 projects since its founding—from affordable housing to commercial spaces and public art commissions.

“Our studio is honored to celebrate the grand opening of Sunset Hammock, a project that was completed after a long-awaited period,” said Glavovic Nothard. “We see this celebratory grand opening event as a unique opportunity for the local community—and those passing through—to recognize the enduring importance of the Everglades in South Florida, and how art can help showcase Mother Nature’s many gifts. Through Sunset Hammock and in all of our work, we will continue to strive for resilience and social impact on behalf of current and future generations.”

By Alfredo Gonzalez

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