New Witte exhibition gives visitors an inside look at the machinery of bodies

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 08, 2021 in

This article was originally published in the San Antonio Report by James Courtney. A new exhibit at the Witte Museum invites attendees to consider the role that physics plays in the day to day activities of living things. On loan from the Field Museum in Chicago, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics offers an interactive, multimodal look at the …

Ravenswood Studio Named Top 50 Fabricator by Event Marketer

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 11, 2021 in

Ravenswood Studio is excited to announce we have been named one of the Top 50 fabricators by Event Marketer! Thank you so much for recognizing us! If you are interested in custom fabrication services, reach out to us at hello@ravenswoodstudio.com. We are excited to help you bring your project to life.

A Strong Partner When You Need One: Michael Shapiro Reflects on 2020

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 11, 2020 in

I think it’s safe to say that this year hasn’t been easy on any of us. We have all adjusted the way we operate to keep our team members safe, while continuing to support our clients. This year has tested us in ways I have never seen in my almost 40 years in the industry. …

Going Green: How Ravenwood Studio is Reducing Their Environmental Impact

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 16, 2020 in

Michael Shapiro has always been interested in ways to “go green.” He drives an electric car, their family grows vegetables and herbs, and of course, recycles as much as possible. It comes as no surprise that his personal desire to reduce his carbon footprint floats over to his professional life. “We probably go through hundreds …

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. …