Scad students create ‘hideaway grove’ treehouse for disney competition _ savannahnow

Three Savannah College of Art and Design graduate students took their outdoor social space concept to Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, Calif., last week to present the concept to Disney executives and Imagineers.

Nathan Evans, Andrew Reiff and Emily Peck are currently pursuing MFAs in themed entertainment design at SCAD, which was the first university to offer the program of study.

Imaginations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, the design and development arm of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Football field diagram The competition is a way for Disney to seek out and encourage the next generation of Disney Imagineers.

In addition to the competition, all students involved were given the chance to interview for paid internships in their field of study, as well as behind the scenes tours of Disneyland. Uga softball The students did not place in the competition, but they said the experience was rewarding.

This year’s Imaginations competition prompted each three-person team to create an outdoor experience that reflected their own campus. Football schedule maker Evans said the SCAD team’s open-air treehouse concept “Hideaway Grove” aimed to fit seamlessly into the Savannah landscape.

“The whole concept behind the treehouses was to fit it into the overall aesthetic and cool vibes that all the live oaks and Spanish moss bring to Savannah, and we also just wanted to create a space for students that would lift them out of their everyday perspective,” Evans said.

“Because Savannah is such a beautiful location with a great climate during the school year, so many students want to be immersed in that beautiful nature, but they have to be inside,” Peck said. Football field cake “We designed the treehouses so that students can work on their projects while being surrounded by the beautiful nature of Savannah.”

Peck said she worked primarily as the show writer; Nathan was in charge of illustration, paintings and served as project manager; Andrew managed the graphic elements of the project, 3-D renders, planned diagrams and maps.

“One of the wonderful things about SCAD’s entertainment design program is that the classes that we take in sequence, combined with the electives we take, give us a foundational understanding of every facet of the industry and how it works.”

The SCAD team was chosen from a pool of 330 entrants to present their concepts to Disney executives and veteran Imagineers, who chose the top three ideas based on the same criteria they use while designing Disney attractions.

“It was pretty nerve-wracking preparing for this, thinking about getting up on that stage in front of Imagineers and Disney executives. Drip edge installation It was really surprising. Facebook stock split date Once we were up there, I think we had a little bit of nerves, but it turned into something very fun.

“It was something that we put so much into and we’re so passionate about that it really just became this exciting experience,” Reiff said. Backyard baseball players “It was a transformative moment for me personally.”

Though the team didn’t place, Peck said her favorite part of the experience was to see the behind-the-scenes aspects of Disney Imagineering, and the opportunity to interview for internships.

“We did get the opportunity to interview with people on-site in LA, as well as have a couple of phone interviews with people in Walt Disney World in Florida, which was a great opportunity for us,” Peck said. Landscape design ideas for small backyards “It’s a dream job, honestly.”

“One of the things that I’ll always take with me is getting to see the original concept drawings for Disneyland in the art archives of Imagineering. Irrigation methods in india It was obviously behind glass, but being able to be that close to it and see the individual marks that were made was something that gave me chills.”

“Hideaway Grove” will not be built in Savannah — it was just a way for the team to demonstrate their individual creative abilities — but Reiff said the teamwork and camaraderie he experienced with the SCAD team and others has prepared him for a career in the industry.

“We were all so thankful for the amazing opportunity that Disney Imagineering offered us. Softball pitching We got to go backstage to Disneyland, we learned how to work as a team, which was very important — especially growing as collaborators,” Reiff said. Espn ncaa baseball scores “It was a ton of fun. Basketball wives la cast The other team members were very like-minded people we had a blast with them. Basketball positions and what they do It was one of the best experiences of my life.”