Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., has hired Thinc Design as its experience designer for the Desert Discovery Center project. After interviewing five of the 17 firms that applied, Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale chose Thinc Design because of its sustainability ethic and expertise in community collaboration. Thinc Design has developed world-class projects of national and international significance — most notably the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The firm’s projects focus upon history, natural history, culture and the environment. Each is unique and sensitive to its cultural and natural context and begins with a process of stakeholder engagement. With each project, Thinc’s goal is to produce conceptual solutions that demonstrate respect for all groups for whom the site is meaningful.
Thinc Design is working with Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., and the architect, Swaback Partners, PLLC, to design the Desert Discovery Center’s exhibits and educational programs. The Thinc Design team has spent nearly two full weeks in Scottsdale, learning everything possible about the project, the community and most importantly, the Sonoran Desert. Special thanks to all involved, especially Arizona State University, which has shared its deep content knowledge base.
“…our signature process ensures that all perspectives are brought into a collaborative working environment and our design responds to the concepts that emerge from that collaboration.”
“We are very excited about the potential of the Desert Discovery Center to inspire people to consider how they can become stewards of our environment through a deep connection with and understanding of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the desert’s ecological systems. This is a local story that also is critically important on a global scale. Our signature process ensures that all perspectives are brought into a collaborative working environment and our design responds to the concepts that emerge from that collaboration.” – Thinc Design
Thinc Design Project Definition Report
Summary of Outcomes
August 8-14, 2016