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Arizona Museum of Natural History

Far too often we hear that people didn’t realize that we had a natural history museum, or they didn’t consider visiting.

This impressive structure will go a long way to correct that."

Dr. Tom Wilson, Director of the Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History plans to attract more visitors to their museum and downtown Mesa with the addition of an iconic, life-sized dinosaur—an Acrocanthosaurus, to be specific—sculpture “bursting out” of the upper levels of the museum. The Acrocanthosaurus is a great photo opportunity for visitors to commemorate their time at the museum and share with friends and family on social media, creating buzz and an iconic landmark for the city. Dimensional Innovations’ creative team partnered with Staab Studios, an eclectic art studio with expertise in bringing prehistoric models to life, to create and install the sculpture. The life-sized dinosaur is one of the few sculptures in the world posed this way.

122 Million Years

How long ago the Acrocanthosaurus first roamed the Earth.

140K

Number of annual visitors who tour the museum.

 

“The Arizona Museum of Natural History has played an important role in downtown Mesa for decades. It deserves an iconic feature that cements the museum’s status as a landmark for our city and I think this dinosaur is the perfect reflection of that,” said Chris Glover, Mesa Councilmember.

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

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 - Culture

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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