Press Release - UD Art Project
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University of Dayton Students to Display Artwork in Emerson Climate
Technologies New Building on Campus
Three students will showcase original art in The Helix Innovation Center on the University of
Dayton, Ohio, August XX, 2015 – Artwork from three University of Dayton students will adorn
the walls of The Helix innovation center, currently under construction on the UD campus.
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has awarded a
commission to three student artists who will create original works designed to showcase the
building’s spirit of innovation.
University of Dayton students, Allison Parish, Elia Wilson and Lucy Bratton, were selected to
display their original artwork in The Helix innovation Center. Parish, a senior fine art major from
Kettering, Ohio, designed a piece that represented the Emerson logo and the entire solar
system, which inspired a spiraling helical shape. Wilson, a junior fine art major from [hometown],
designed a wood, plexi-glass and metal wire piece that conveys the positive energy and
aspirations of the City of Dayton. Bratton, a sophomore fine art major from [hometown],
designed a pyramid-structured piece that represents Emerson’s mission to create environments
where people and their ideas can flourish.
“We are excited about working with University of Dayton students to bring original artwork to the
building that will not only highlight the spirit of innovation represented by The Helix, but also our
collaboration with the University,” said [name], [title] for Emerson Climate Technologies. “This
artwork will help enhance visitors experience in the new facility, as well as adding aesthetic
“Having the opportunity to display my work at The Helix is an incredible honor,” said Wilson. “I
hope that my artwork will inspire others as it has inspired me on a daily basis.”
The chosen art conveys a new spirit of innovation and the promise of the facility’s name, The
Helix. The artworks also create an image of the advancements in technology and engineering to
create solutions. Emerson Climate Technologies awarded each student a commission for their
“My passion for art has been taken to the next level while creating my piece of The Helix,” said
Bratton. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to display my work in such an state-of-the-art
“I’ve lived in Dayton my entire life, so I am very excited to have my artwork displayed in a
building that is such a great addition to UD’s campus,” said Parish.
The artwork will be unveiled at The Helix innovation center’s grand opening in December.
About The Helix Innovation Center
When completed, The Helix innovation center will employ about 35 people and focus on five
HVACR industry markets: supermarket refrigeration, food service operations, residential
connected homes, data center cooling and light commercial buildings.
Emerson plans for The Helix to be a global hub of HVACR industry education. In addition to the
five modules, the facility includes three learning labs and the company plans to host industry
meetings and hold forums for HVACR professionals on-site.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing
technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial,
commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five
business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate
Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion.
For more information, visit Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider
of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial
applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design,
distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-
control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate
Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-
Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more
information, visit EmersonClimate.com.
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