"Raised Pinnacle" was commissioned by the Australian National University in 1998 as a signature piece for the new Sir Rolland Wilson Building. The building was originally designed to house Post Graduate Students from South East Asia studying Business Studies and Public Policy. The shape and form of the sculpture comes from the roof shape of Thai temples or Japanese Pagodas, while the pointed raised form reflects the high ideals of those involved in Public Policy. The triangular brick form captured something of the spiritual ambitions of Eastern Cultures, reflecting the raw and eroded brick chedis of Thailand - remnants of a long history of spiritual attainment. Given the importance and weight (both physical and psychological) of such a form, the brick structure could not be allowed to sit directly on the ground. The elaborate steel framework was built to support and insulate it from the mundane.