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Camp Cowabunga, an immersive African exhibit at Topeka Zoo, was based around the experiences of Director Emeritus, Gary Clarke who led over a hundred safaris in Africa. ACME partnered closely with Studio Tectonic to fabricate and install their unique design. The exhibit includes various custom elements including thematic graphic structures, printed banners, aluminum graphic structures, interior and exterior graphics, thematic interior and exterior exits, glass cases featuring safari artifacts, a loo exhibit with a working shower, and a hot air balloon with flame burner audio. It also features a unique lion interactive that matches the number of decibels participants [...]
Where creativity meets production, a venture into hospitality with a commercial interior build in the heart of Seattle, Washington. We love partnering with the Vida Design, and The State Hotel was no exception. This boutique hotel was expertly designed by them, every detail thoughtful, every space an immersive experience, and the flow from the lobby to the top-rated Ben Paris Restaurant is seamless. For our part, we fabricated two key lighting sources for the common areas of The State Hotel including both the lobby and the Ben Paris Restaurant. The first of our fabricated lighting sources was a unique feature wall that perfectly compliments [...]
The unique and immersive exhibits housed in the brand new Department of Biology building at Colorado State University (CSU) fall within the museum and interpretive realm with various wall-mounted elements and lighting effects. ACME partnered closely with Studio Tectonic, the exhibit designer and planner of this project, as the exhibit fabricator and played a key role in translating their design from concept to reality. This challenging and exciting project encompassed everything from wood to glass, including various custom design elements like graphic backer panels, glass writing walls, massive edge-lit photos, and multiple display cases. This multi-layered design fills the hallways of the new [...]