Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte


Wendy Wacko, a landscape artist in the Canadian Rockies, envisions a totem pole made of glass, lit from within so that the structure changes its appearance and develops a life of its own as daylight changes. We experimented with concrete containing embedded fibers to transport light through the structure. We created a prototype 8ft. tall structure to be part of an art exhibit in the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester. Just as totem poles stand for American-Indian culture, history and mythology, our prototype reflects on WPI's innovative community.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences