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Zoo Knoxville
 

The thing for me is watching how long people engage with the displays. There's just something kid-sized and

friendly about the scale of these experiences. It's been incredibly well received.

Lisa New, President & CEO, Zoo Knoxville

 

 

Dimensional Innovations was selected by Zoo Knoxville to design and fabricate their Amphibian and Reptile Center (ARC), which opened to the public to critical acclaim in April of 2021 and has since won Top Honors for Exhibit from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 

The Zoo leadership wanted to create a truly interactive and immersive visitor environment, utilizing both hands-on and digital interaction to entice visitors to engage with these amazing creatures that are often the least understood and most avoided exhibits in the zoo. With the themes of Conservation, Beauty, Stewardship, and Discovery as the leading ideals, the ARC features an all-custom interactive exhibit that brings out the personality, fun, and mystery of the animals, while educating on their function in, and importance to, our world.

 

Interactive experiences include: 1) the “Croakers” frog lifecycle game, in which visitors start as a tadpole and try to make it to frog-hood before they croak; 2) the hands-on Snake Table that allows them to see with infrared snake vision, handle oversized snake jaws to see how they hinge, and animate the ways different snakes move; and 3) the Create-a-Herp immersive theater, a curved, 270-degree immersive space where visitors can create their own “herp” creature and set it free in one of three different environments: forest, river, or desert, to see how it fares in the wild.

DI also created a comprehensive suite of custom donor signage and displays throughout the ARC campus, which blend in seamlessly with the exhibits and environments, while calling out and honoring the generous donors who helped make the ARC a reality.

250,000+

"Herps" created since Zoo Knoxville's opening

80+

Reptile and amphibian species call the ARC home

 

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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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