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"Whatever the ratio of inspiration to perspiration, it takes both to develop a cohesive and compelling Cultural Attraction. Often a single insight or vision provides the catalyst which opens the floodgates of creativity".

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Hollywood Entertainment Museum

 

 

The vision to transform a failed shopping center on Hollywood Boulevard into a dynamic light-controlled environment allowed the dream of Hollywood Entertainment Museum to become a reality.


 

 

A stunning multimedia show, historic artifacts and costumes, interactive video games and devices, and the design of immersive environments such as this one from Star Trek all combine to create this Cultural Attraction.

Star Trek

KEY PROJECT STAFF:Lynn Paris - Steven Fernandez - Renato Franceschelli - Michael Palumbo - Troy Birdsong - Laura Howard - Jeff Beck- Evie Kyriakopolous

CLIENT: Hollywood Entertainment Museum

THE JOURNEY, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Journey

 

 

 

The Journey is unique in that it is the only interpretive facility to explore both the Euro-American and the Native American perspective on western history, providing that perspective in both English and Lakota.


 

The complex history of the Black Hills in western South Dakota, as well as the complicated integration of four participating institutions, is portrayed as a "journey"... from the formative geology at its core to the diversity of life and culture it nurtured. Immersive environments, special effects and mixed media bring the journey to life, as with this dramatic projected image of Nellie Two Bulls, who entertains visitors with stories about her Lakota ancestors.

The Journey

KEY PROJECT STAFF:Lynn Paris - Michael Palumbo - Steven Fernandez - Jeff Beck - Troy Birdsong - John Low - Lyn Henley - Evie Kyriakopolous

ARCHITECTURE: Spencer Associates, Mountain View, CA. and TSP Architects and Engineers, Rapid City, SD.

CLIENT: The Museum Alliance of Rapid City

THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, RENO, NEVADA*
  The National Automobile Museum

 

 

The great challenge in designing the William F. Harrah National Automobile Museum was to reconcile the space required to house the extensive collection with the available construction funds. Both agendas were met by arranging four inexpensive Butler buildings as visible storage, while the spaces between them became historic "streets", interpreting the impact of the automobile on American lifestyles.


 

 

The street scenes were not only practical, but they became immersive environments through which visitors could tour a typical street in each of four decades, such as this late afternoon in the 1930s.

The National Automobile Museum

KEY PROJECT STAFF:Lynn Henley - Robert Tiedemann - Terry McEnery

ARCHITECTURE: Dolven Simpson Associates, Reno, NV.

CLIENT: The William F. Harrah Foundation

* denotes projects accomplished under the aegis of the Promontory Partnership (Barry Howard Limited and Spencer Associates).