February 24th, 2015
In the early years, Taylor Studios, was often a subcontract fabricator of other firms in the industry. Most of the time, other fabricators came to us to get bids for scenic work. Occasionally, a design-only firm would bring us on as their builder. In both of these scenarios, we were relied on heavily to do the final construction drawings or to figure out how you could build some very unique components.
From the start of the business, we had clients ask us to design their exhibits. For example, in the late 90’s we designed five galleries covering Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, Europe, The Americas, and The Ancient Mediterranean for The Spurlock Museum. Even earlier than that, a client like The Children’s Museum of Illinois would asked us what we could design and build within a very limited budget. It was more expensive for them to put a small exhibit like Our Body Our House out to more than one firm. (more…)
February 23rd, 2015
A video in which Exhibit Designers, Graphic Designers, Project Managers, and Fabricators talk about what exhibit design-build means to them. What comes to mind when you think about exhibit design-build? (more…)
February 20th, 2015
If you’ve been following the blog this month, you’ve already read a bit about the design-build process – what it is and why we think it’s a good idea. But, how does it work exactly?
TSI is a creative firm with a well-defined design/build process. No, those things aren’t mutually exclusive. In a nutshell, here’s how our process looks: (more…)
February 11th, 2015
Whatever happened to taking responsibility? Is this a lost virtue or has advancing age taken a toll?
What about today’s apologies? “I am sorry if you interpreted what I said in a way that hurt your feelings.” Today’s design/builds make it a little more difficult for those looking to deflect blame and offer non-apology apologies. (more…)
As a way to stay current on trends, technology, visitor psychology, and industry practices, our designers participate in a sharing exercise every other week. Each designer is scheduled a day to share something they find interesting or think other designers might find valuable during the weekly design department meeting. Join us every other week to see what interesting topics the designers are talking about, or better yet, sign up to receive the blog delivered to your mailbox so you never miss out on the design sharing! (more…)