2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Room 1M:
Digital Media Applications to Architectural Engineering
When you think of digital media, do you immediately think of architecture? Kansas City is home to many architectural firms that are nationally recognized leaders in their fields: Burns & McDonnell, HNTB, HOK, Populous and Black & Veatch to name a few. Hear how 3D visualization, animation, data visualization and other digital media disciplines are important to the success of these architectural firms.
Carole Hollman – Moderator
Cultural Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations
Carole Hollman is responsible for all museum and non-profit clients and projects at Dimensional Innovations, a firm that designs and builds exhibits and experience design venues around the nation. Her combined talents and experience make her a powerful communicator, client liaison, group facilitator/moderator, conceptual thinker, content designer, and team leader. Having spent 18+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any endeavor. She has an extensive background in varying roles across a wide range of fields, including: Museum Exhibition Design, Marketing and Promotion, Software Design and Development, Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification, Professional and Continuing Education, K-12 Educational Design.
Sr. Visualization Designer, Burns & McDonnell
Brand Activation Manager & ESports Studio Thought Leader, Populous
As the manager of the Populous Brand Activation team, Marvin has more than 20 years of experience in directing the delivery of innovative environmental design solutions. Over the course of his career, Marvin has completed projects for a wide variety of clients including esports, educational institutions, retail brands and professional sports teams. His knowledge of contracting and design trends have helped him deliver small and large-scale experiential projects across the nation.
Marvin is the founder of the Kansas City Esports Coalition [KCEC]. Through a grassroots approach, he brought together a variety of esports interests in the Kansas City area that includes gamers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and educators. The KCEC connects these entities to exchange ideas, foster events, educate, influence, and cultivate esports relationships in the local esports community. The Coalition’s mission is to use gaming for good by developing, advocating, and enriching the esports culture while driving community awareness, engagement, and economic value for Kansas City.
Ryan Tretow, AIA, NCARB
Architect, Senior Associate, Multistudio
Ryan is a Design Architect and Senior Associate with over ten years of industry experience working with firms in Seattle, Washington, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Kansas City. Ryan brings a unique skill set to every project by leveraging traditional architectural tools and techniques as well as emerging digital technologies. Most notably, Ryan and other associates worked to develop a virtual walkthrough technique for the historic Laugh-O-gram Studios rehabilitation project that allows future users to immerse themselves in the proposed design and helped Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. kick-off their project fundraising campaign.