The Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation solicited design submissions for a monument that reflected Nelson Mandela’s life, values and contribution to humanity. The PUSH studio design expressed Nelson Mandela as A MIGHTY STONE that has been weathered and shaped by his life experiences and the forces of the social and political environment of his time. The MIGHTY STONE is like a spiral form timeline expressed in four interconnected sculptural carvings: Ripple of Birth, Slope of Leadership,  Pool of Reflection and Rise to Social Change. 


Competition / 2014


The Nelson Mandela Foundation


Redwood City, CA: Skylawn Memorial Park 

Project Team

Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal

Vinson J. Hustvedt-Camacho, Principal

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