Steel Sculptures

Students are getting a true visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections from more than 150 steel sculptures at colleges and universities across the United States and around the world. These steel sculptures are valuable teaching aids that exemplify the many methods of steel framing and their corresponding connections.

To begin the process of having an AISC Steel Sculpture erected on your campus, you may download an electronic set of detailed drawings that can be used to fabricate the sculpture. Many schools have relationships with local steel fabrication companies. Sometimes these fabrication companies donate, or provide at reduced prices, the fabricated and erected steel to the schools based on the drawings that we provide to you. Note: Due to variations in local site conditions, foundations for the sculpture must be designed locally. Please remember to keep AISC informed of the status of your steel sculpture. We strive to keep our list of sculpture locations and our Flickr album up-to-date.

Download the AISC Steel Sculpture Plans 

History
The original steel sculpture was erected on the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville on October 29, 1986. Created by Duane Ellifritt, Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at UF, the structure was envisioned to be a full-size 3D model that would provide engineering students with up-close, hands-on exposure to structural steel members and connections.

A few years after the first sculpture was installed, AISC requested and received permission to use and promote a scaled-down version of the sculpture as a teaching aid. Modified versions of the original steel sculpture now exist on more than 150 campuses worldwide. A full list of locations can be viewed below.

Steel Sculpture Donation List 
The following universities have received a steel sculpture:

Alabama A & M University
Auburn University
Augusta Technical Institute
California Polytech State University-San Luis Obispo
California State University-Chico
California State University-Northridge
Cape Fear Community College
Case Western Reserve University
Central Washington University
Christian Brothers University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
College of New Jersey
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbus College of Art and Design
Cuyahoga Community College
Dabney Lancaster Community College
East Tennessee State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ferris State University (picture above)
Florida A&M Florida State University
Florida Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Gonzaga University
Greenville Technical College
Hawkeye Community College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Indiana Institute of Technology
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico City)
Instituto Tecnologico De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey
Instituto Tecnologico De Nuevo Laredo
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Kansas State University-Salina
Lafayette College
Lamar University
Lawrence Technological University
Lehigh University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Marquette University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri Western State College
Montana State University
New Hampshire Comm. Technical College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Northern Arizona University
North Carolina A & T State University
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State University
Norwich University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Owens Community College
Penn State University
Petra Christian University (Surabaya, Indonesia)
Pittsburg State University
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Purdue University-Calumet
Purdue University-Ft. Wayne
Purdue University-North Central
Purdue University-West Lafayette
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
San Jose State University
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Southern Polytechnic State University
Southwest Missouri State University
Southwestern Community College
State University of New York College of Technology at Canton
State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi
Stevens Institute of Technology
Tennessee Tech
Texas A & M University
Texas Tech University
The Citadel
Trine University (Tri-State University)
U.S. Air Force Academy-Colorado Springs
U.S. Military Academy-West Point
Utah Valley State College
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Universidad Mariano Galvez (Guatemala City)
Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala City)
University of Akron
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Huntsville
University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado-Denver
University of Dayton
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Hawaii-Manoa
University of Houston
University of Idaho-Moscow
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of Nevada-Reno
University of New Hampshire
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Ottawa
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
University of Rhode Island
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of Tennessee-Martin
University of Texas-Arlington
University of Texas-Austin
University of Texas-El Paso
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wyoming
Valparaiso University
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
Washington University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
West Virginia Institute of Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Youngstown State University
 

* If your university has a Steel Sculpture installed but is not listed above, please send an email to Maria Mnookin.

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