Archive for the “Techniques” 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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

The Anti-Cartoon : Screenless Animations

It’s unavoidable that we think in animations. We’ve watched them for decades. Video screens at home and in museums are the norm. In a recent exhibition on earthquakes located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Studio Tectonic worked with Pacific Studio, the project fabricator, to develop an animation-like interactive without the electrical cord. Why? The […]

Drawing Shortcuts

Ever wonder about the method to the madness in creating design presentation renderings? A Denver friend/architect, Jim Leggitt, FAIA, put together the Drawing Shortcuts book about 10 years ago and has managed to teach hundreds of designers and architects his method to knocking out great hand drawings. He uses a bunch of “hybrid” methods that […]