Dimensional Innovations selected by the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame to design and build an interactive museum in Florida

Press Release // August 26, 2016

Overland Park, Kan. – Earlier this month, the Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame selected Dimensional Innovations to lead them from inception to the grand opening of a museum which will be co-located with iFLY in North Orlando, Florida. Dimensional Innovations will be responsible for guiding the museum leaders through the planning stages of research and fundraising, developing designs, managing the architect and construction relationships and plans, developing interactive technology, and fabricating and installing the museum features and exhibits.

“We are excited to begin this partnership in bringing a unique and immersive museum experience to skydiving fans and enthusiasts. The museum will not only honor the history of the sport, but will celebrate its’ achievements and inspire a new generation,” said Chadd Lowderman, Senior Project Manager at Dimensional Innovations. “Our conceptual designs combine traditional museum exhibit features with innovative technology, including virtual reality and 360 degree video elements.”

Dimensional Innovations competed against a number of highly regarded and successful museum and design firms for the partnership, over a several-month-long interview process.

“This museum gives us the opportunity to showcase so many of our capabilities: project management, design, fabrication, innovation and technology,” said Lowderman. “Our diverse team of experts collaborate really well under one roof. However, we’ll know we’re successful when we see museum visitors, both veteran skydivers and those new to the sport, truly enjoying and interacting within the museum space.”

The museum will be opening as the interest in extreme and adventure sports skyrockets to new levels. Some experts predict that by 2020 extreme and adventure sports, such as skydiving, will rival professional and collegiate sports for the title of most-watched category of sports content.
For over 40 years, the museum was simply a dream started by by a handful of skydivers who saw the need for a way to tell the story of the sport.

“After a number of years preparing for this moment in the process, the museum board is extremely pleased and excited to be partnering with Dimensional Innovations. We have the utmost confidence in DI’s abilities and look forward to working with them towards making our Museum a reality – our future is bright!” said James F. Curtis III, President of the Skydiving Museum.

Fundraising and research efforts have begun, however a projected opening date is not available at this time.