Albert Paley, an active artist for over 40 years at his studio in Rochester, New York, is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors awarded by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. “The allure of Paley’s art comes through its intrinsic sense of integration of art and architecture,” as one noted architect stated. Paley, Distinguished Professor, holds an Endowed Chair at the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Paley’s The Sentinel stands at the main entrance of the RIT campus. Weighing 110 tons and standing at 73 feet tall, it is constructed of fabricated steel, stainless steel, and bronze.