You won’t see most important changes to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, set to open in April

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 20, 2020 in

This article was originally featured in the Detroit Free Press by Chanel Stitt Grosse Pointe Shores will soon have a newly renovated Visitor Center and Administration Building at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House estate. Large windows and a balcony on the second floor of the Visitor Center will give event attendees a breathtaking view of Ford’s Cove …

Safety First: Keeping Crews Protected On-site During COVID-19

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 15, 2020 in

It has become clear that the impact and the need to change how we work because of COVID-19 is going to be part of our businesses for a long time. To keep businesses operating through the pandemic, we have seen many organizations shift to working at home. Unfortunately, the work of Ravenswood Studio, exhibit fabrication, …

FIX Exhibit Wins Best Practice Award from Association of Midwest Museums

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 09, 2020 in

Congratulations to our friends at the Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites for their Association of Midwest Museums‘ Best Practices Award! The Best Practices Award, which is given to a cultural institution that has demonstrated thought-leadership through innovative programming and museum practices, goes to ISM for their exhibit, FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis. Ravenswood Studio was …

Art Institute acquires huge Tiffany stained glass window

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 14, 2020 in

This article was originally published in the Chicago Tribune by Steve Johnson. Ravenswood Studio is providing fabrication support to the Art Institute of Chicago for this exhibit. The Art Institute has acquired a huge Tiffany stained glass church window that it will display prominently and is predicting will become a “museum icon,” the Chicago museum …

Ravenswood Studio Featured on “Get Down to Business” with Shalom Klein

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 22, 2020 in

Thank you so much to Shalom Klein for having Ravenswood Studio, Inc. and Luci Creative as guests on your weekly radio show, Get Down to Business. We had a lot of fun, and we look forward to joining you again! You can listen to Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein on Sundays 6:00 pm on AM 560 The Answer. The …

Gun Violence Memorial Project Wins Award

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 18, 2020 in

Congratulations to MASS Design Group and all of partners involved with The Gun Violence Memorial Project. It was recently named the recipient of San Francisco Design Week‘s Altruistic/Non-profit Design Award. We are so honored to be the fabricator of such a powerful project. You can see the award here. You can learn more about the Gun Violence Memorial …

Black Lives Matter.

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 15, 2020 in

Many have reckoned with the facts of race in America for generations, while others are just coming to the table. At Ravenswood Studio we are making a commitment to ensure that the crowd around the table continues to grow through the work that we do. Our client partners are cultural, corporate, and civic institutions who …

On the Road Again: 6 Things to Remember When Building a Traveling Exhibit

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 14, 2020 in

With the world slowly “reopening,” visitors are eager to get back into attractions, including museums. With safe and precautious reopenings happening in different stages across the world, so too are the shipment and installation of traveling exhibits. People who express interest in visiting a museum sometimes skip the trip because they feel there is nothing …

Inspiring Budding Builders: Creating an At-Home Makerspace

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Apr 13, 2020 in

Makerspaces, all the rage the last few years, can be found at many museums, or even as a dedicated community space. They’re also not just for adults, but for young children and teens. Giving children hands-on opportunities to become craftspeople, learn basic engineering principles, and explore their creative side is an important part of STEM …

Lincolnwood creatives design dazzling museum, theater displays

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 02, 2020 in

This post was originally featured on ChicagoTribune.com by Daniel I. Dorfman. Tucked inside a building in an industrial-looking stretch of Central Park Avenue in Lincolnwood, two local businesses have forged a mutually beneficial partnership. For most of the last decade, Luci Creative, a design firm about to celebrate its 10th anniversary in business, and Ravenswood …

Uber Comfort debuts Pop Up in Chicago O’Hare

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 14, 2019 in

This post was originally featured on NO MAS COACH! by Jon Nickel-D’Andrea Uber is looking to make the holiday travel experience just a little bit smoother in one of that nation’s most hectic airports, Chicago O’Hare. Just between Terminal 2 and 3 they’ve debuted a new pop-up concept called Uber Comfort. The goal is to …

Victoria the T. rex is on display at the Arizona Science Center. Here’s why kids will love it

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 26, 2019 in

This post was originally featured on azcentral.com by Weldon B. Johnson, Arizona Republic The first encounter with Victoria the Tyrannosaurus rex — the Arizona Science Center’s latest special attraction — lets visitors know there’s more to this experience than simply gazing at a big skeleton. Before the bones are revealed, you’ll watch a 3-minute video that introduces the dinosaur that …

Karkomi Holocaust Exhibiton Updates

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 20, 2019 in

Extensive updates to the core Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum serves to debunk the myth that Jews did not resist during the Holocaust. New exhibition galleries showcase armed, physical resistance in occupied Europe during the Holocaust.A semi-immersive environment throughout the exhibits helps visitors connect to the story. The ghetto uprising space, comprised …

Take the Kids: Explore the ‘trails’ at Southpoint’s new indoor play area

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 07, 2019 in

This post was originally featured on WRAL.com by Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor  Just in time for the holiday shopping season, The Streets at Southpoint in Durham opened its new children’s play area this month called The Trails at Southpoint. With an outdoor theme, the space features three play areas, including a winding …

Being Flexible: Bending to the needs of Victoria the T. rex

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 26, 2019 in

Ravenswood Studio is currently fabricating the exhibit and interactives to accompany the new traveling exhibition: Victoria the T. rex. Victoria is the second most complete T. rex fossil to tour. For her new environment, Ravenswood needed to create eight curved walls with a modern twist on foliage. Each wall piece was curved at exactly 11 …

Children's Museum Exhibit Fabrication - Sound Playground - Chicago Children's Museum

Sound Playground at Chicago Children’s Museum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 03, 2019 in

Recently completed for the Sound Playground exhibit at Chicago Children’s Museum, the Ravenswood Studio team fabricated two imaginative, interactive components where visitors are invited to hear, feel, and create their own sensory experiences. “Big Boom” is a custom designed, 6-foot drum that children and adults can walk inside and operate with an oversized foot pedal. …

“Djembe! The Show” – Apollo Theater Chicago

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Apr 01, 2019 in

Ravenswood Studio recently completed this impressive scenic artwork and set fabrication of “Djembe! The Show” ­­— for the Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave). Inspired by the bold and high-energy design of the production, our team detailed and built all the faux finished bamboo rolling set components, one-of-a-kind painted backdrop with LED stars, custom …

Ravenswood Studio - Garfield Park Conservatory - Graphic Panel Fabrication

Garfield Park Conservatory: Graphic Panel Refresh

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 19, 2019 in

Just completed at the Garfield Park Conservatory! Check out this Luci Creative developed and designed interpretive graphic panel refresh. The Ravenswood Studio team fabricated 11 of these 34″ x 17″ visitor enrichment graphics throughout 6 Garfield Park Conservatory exhibits. To maximize both a vibrant and modern aesthetic, and ensure durability in challenging and humid surroundings, …

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 12, 2019 in

Ravenswood Studio engineered and built eight interactive elements for this traveling pop-up exhibit that demonstrate how the sub-seafloor’s rocks and sediments can reveal the scientific secrets about Earth’s development and ancient history. The exhibit is based on the ambitious International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and its flagship research vessel JOIDES Resolution (JR). Ravenswood Studio fabricators …

Crab Apple Structure at the Morton Arboretum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 10, 2018 in

This stylized and sculptural crab apple is sited near a large crab apple orchard in the internationally known Morton Arboretum. Our carpenters created it by laminating 19 layers of CNC cut ½” plywood that was fitted to an elaborately made form that accommodated the entire lamination process from beginning to end. When finished the piece …