Archive for the “Design” Category

Traditional Rendering Time-lapse

While Studio Tectonic uses a blend of all-digital techniques for creating renderings of our concepts, we still are fans of hand renderings. This time-lapse shows the finishing touches on a concept for the Kassler Town historical museum and site for Denver Water. Most of our work these days is created with a blend of 3D […]

Book Release – Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Studio Tectonic Principal, Seth Frankel, contributed a project case study chapter to the just-published book, Fostering Empathy Through Museums (July, 2016, edited by Elif M. Gokcigdem). The chapter is based on the community-wide impacts and efforts around the Chief Niwot – Legend & Legacy exhibition at the Boulder History Museum. It’s available through Amazon.com and directly from […]

Upcoming Book – Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Seth Frankel, Studio Tectonic’s principal, is a contributing author to a new professional book entitled Fostering Empathy Through Museums. Published by Rowman & Littlefield, the book release is scheduled for Spring, 2016, around the time of the American Alliance of Museums conference. For more about the book from the editor Elif Gokcigdem, please go to: Fostering Empathy Book Seth’s […]

AAM Session Accepted : Empathy & Evil: Moving Beyond ‘Good-guy/Bad-guy’ Narratives

Seth Frankel is leading a panel at the May, 2016 AAM Conference in Washington DC. The session title is Empathy & Evil: Moving Beyond ‘Good-guy/Bad-guy’ Narratives. Seth will be presenting with colleagues Mark Katrikh (Museum of Tolerance, CA), Dr. Adam Nilsen (Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CA) and Sarah Pharaon (International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, NYC). […]

Exhibit Booth Made of Paper

At the recent National Association for Interpretation conference in Denver, we designed and fabricated our expo hall booth nearly entirely from recycled cardboard. Using 1″ thick packing honeycomb pads we cut the large sheets into strips and stacked/hot glued the pieces together leaving room for photos and some LED strip lighting. Text was applied of lettering from our vinyl cutter. […]

Tips on Use of a Multiple Languages in Exhibits

Wide ranging cultural institutions often wrestle with when and how to use multiple languages in their exhibitions. As well they should. Any institution, except for those in the most homogenous areas, need to be asking how their use of language embraces, pushes away or ignores visitor needs. This is also not a static analysis but rather important […]

Best of Papers – 8th International Conference of Museums for Peace

Seth Frankel’s paper Sierra Leone Peace Museum: A Remembrance of Violence, Peace and Rebuilding was recently published as a Best Conference Papers by the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation in South Korea. Studio Tectonic is pleased to have been able to participate and been recognized for its work about this important museum. Click HERE to […]

International Network of Museums for Peace Conference

Seth Frankel presented on the creation and opening of the Sierra Leone Peace Museum at the 8th INMP conference – this year in South Korea. The conference occurs every three years at a different international location. Approximately 200 participants gathered at the NoGunRi Memorial near Gimcheon, in south central Korea. NoGunRi is the location of a peace […]

Museums for Peace – ST Featured on The Evergreen Mind

The Evergreen Mind Blog, at The Evergreen State College, recently featured Seth Frankel’s work in creating museums of peace. Here’s an excerpt and link… http://blogs.evergreen.edu/evergreenmind/seth-frankel/ “Few stories are harder than the stories Seth Frankel ’93 designs and develops into exhibitions for museums across the country. As principal of his Colorado-based exhibition design firm, Studio Tectonic, he’s […]