Joseph O’Connell

Joseph O’Connell

My company and I design and fabricate monumental art, public spaces, and interactive experiences.



Member Since

January 2024

My company Creative Machines creates some of the most beautiful and engaging public art in the world. While we got our start creating museum exhibits and continue to be a leader in that field, what interests me the most is developing large-scale sculptures and permanent public art installations. We are constantly innovating new processes and using versatile materials in order to engage the public in new and meaningful ways. In the end, the lifeblood of each work is sustained through a unique and personal experience.

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New directions in public art

My super power is


I'm looking for

collaborative projects with other firms

Best piece of advice I've ever heard

Listen before speaking

Where I find Inspiration


Practice Area

Exhibition, Placemaking, Public Installation

Focus Area

Destination Experiences, Equitable Design, Exhibition, Interactive, Interpretive


Corporate, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Museums, Recreation, Sports, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Visitor Centers