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National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Dan Gable Museum

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
 
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

My impression of the museum before, as compared to now? It's like night and day.

We didn't really add on to the building but somehow Dimensional Innovations made this place look Smithsonian.

Dan Gable, Iowa Hall of Fame Wrestler

In June 2016, our team partnered with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum to update an existing facility honoring the Iowa Wrestling legacy of Dan Gable in Waterloo, Iowa. The museum’s $1.4 million dollar began with a complete renovation of the existing building by moving and restructuring walls to create a better user pathway through the museum. With the assistance of an Architecture Firm, the DI team dictated how the space could be best utilized to display and showcase the hundreds of memorabilia pieces and artifacts in vitrine display cases. Then we focused on completely re-imagining the space with a mix of wall graphics, interesting exhibits and displays, timelines, and interactive technology displays showcasing the sport.

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Consecutive Big Ten team titles Iowa won with Dan Gable as head coach

1972 Summer Olympics

Dan Gable won the gold medal in Munich at 149.5 lbs.

 

Following the renovation, the space transformed from a seemingly simple museum into a multi-use venue that will attract new audiences through it’s doors. Complete with a teaching center, small theater and tournament space in addition to the carefully curated artifacts, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is a dynamic, educational center that celebrates wrestling excellence.

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Cultural

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Cultural

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ 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 project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design,... more about Paul Martin Paul Martin Paul Martin Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design, ownership, and contracting  teams to refine and optimize designs for fabrication and installation. Using DI’s advanced CNC equipment, including the largest 3D printer commercially available, Paul is able to assist designers in realizing their most ambitious projects, while working directly with the Operations group to ensure budget and schedule expectations. Paul is also able to leverage the vast capabilities with DI’s design and technology departments to further enhance the projects under development. 

 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He often presents his work at industry conferences and guest lectures at various university programs.

 
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