Mercer

Design for a minimal staircase with a single offset stringer, CNC plasma-cut steel tread and platform supports for a residential installation in Manhattan. Mid-landing platform is engineered to be supported by the converging stair stringers and tension rods attached to the building structure.
Conceived by Jerry Nance with Serett Metalworks.

Bangkok Hotel

A proposal for a modular 65-room hotel and a restaurant for a site in Bangkok Thailand. Guests can be as connected to the city environment as they wish with passively cooled spaces that encompass interior personal and exterior social realms. This environmentally oriented building creates easy connections to the street, neighboring Khlong and the Chao Phraya River with views towards downtown Bangkok.
Jerry Nance

25th

Blackened steel railing with dyed saddle leather handrail designed and built with Serett Metalworks for a residential loft in Manhattan. This design was conceived to have a minimal profile and to project a weightless feeling with floating corners and clean transitions.
Jerry Nance

Crow's Nest

Observation deck incorporated above a playground office and public bathroom installed at David Rockwell's Imagination Playground at the South Street Seaport in New York City. Jerry Nance and Michael O'Toole completed the comprehensive construction documentation and fabrication drawings for this structure of tubular steel and seamless TIG welded stainless steel. This structure was constructed in Brooklyn, NY and transported across the East River to Manhattan for installation and finishing. Work performed for Serett Metalworks.

West End Helix

Full helix staircase in black patina with leather handrail and Corian treads designed and built with Serett Metalworks for a boutique retail store in Manhattan.
Jerry Nance

Waterfall Swing

Towering steel swing set holding an array of mechanical solenoids that creates a water plane falling in the path of its riders. Formed from a tangent of ideas raised from the study of interactions of water as space, the swing is the first in a series that play with interaction in rides and installations. Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles. Andrew Ratcliff, Michael O'Toole, Andrew Witte, Ian Charnas

Swimming Cities | India Project

Handmade stainless steel boats with power-trains adapting motorcycles to paddlewheels and props. A continuation of Swimming Cities projects, the journey in Fall 2011 took these boats with a group of Brooklyn, NY based artists to the Ganges River in India for a two month, 400 mile journey from Haridwar to Varanasi where they engaged with the life on this holy river. See theoceanofblood.com to follow this journey.

Leo Villareal | Cosmos Light Sculpture

Fabrication and installation at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY. Project Architect - Walter Smith.

Photos by Simon Wheeler, Ithaca Journal

Dash 7
A vehicle for creation, Dash 7 Design generates, designs and fabricates concepts through a task-selected team. Abstract to pragmatic in their requirements, we apply fresh thought and intense follow through to all projects.

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Michael O'Toole
An artist and engineer, Mike pushes to embody the best parts of both to create what's envisioned. Degreed in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve, he developed and researched in labs and progressed into a holistic designer of complex apparatus at Nottingham Spirk Design. Mike now heads the talented core at Dash 7 and contributes on all fronts from design to fabrication.

motoole@dash7design.com 

 

Andrew Ratcliff
A graphic artist and project manager, Drew brings 20 years experience managing large corporate projects where he directed multi disciplined teams of programers, writers and artists. Holding a post-graduate degree in Digital Multimedia from the Cleveland Institute of Art, he understands and participates in the creative process.

aratcliff@dash7design.com
216.269.8962

 

Jerry Nance
An architectural designer and fabricator, Jerry forms the macro vision and holds it to its finer details. A dedicated graduate of Cal Poly, he has made the challenge of directing form and theory his life pursuit. Jerry leads the ideas at play within a design and carries through to all aspects of creation at Dash 7. Jerry likes beefsteaks and pretending he owns a sports car because he has only two seats.

jnance@dash7design.com