What is an artist and design team?

Some commissions are targeted at teams of artists and designers, who collaborate to produce a finished artwork.  In an artist and design team project, the artist is often able to influence the direction of the design to create elements that help enhance the building or landscape. The artist can reinforce the design program and add an additional creative voice to the project. An artist and design team works best when all participants, architects, landscape architects, engineers, artists, and others are selected at the same time, at the outset of a project, and are willing to work collaboratively.  Sometimes, it is not possible to include an artist at the outset of a construction project and when that occurs then the lead designer can identify potential sites that could be enhanced by the work of one or more artist.