I was hired as a staff designer for The Tech when The Tech was known as "the Garage." The prototype space was a great proving ground for ideas. I was one of 4 designers. We were each responsible to concentrate on one gallery and to work together to create a common vision and vocabulary.

In designing the communications gallery I worked with technology partners including AT&T, Elo Touchscreens, Motorola, Active Worlds and Protozoa, animation motion capture experts in San Francisco.

I continue to work for The Tech as a consultant. It has been a great opportunity to see the evolution of the museum as components are evaluated and re-thought. Being a part of the changes has been very educational. I created the internet exhibit concept in 2004. I also designed the new innovation interactives with Peggy Monahan and designed the interactive components of the "Wet Lab" exhibit in the Life Tech gallery in 2005. You can see a couple of images of those exhibits in the slide show above.


The Tech Museum of Innovation
from Prototype to New Building click on the image below to view the slide show
The Tech Museum of Innovation  
1994 - 1999 (and consulting after)

The Tech Museum of Innovation staff

Designer Communications Gallery : Dirk Dieter

Designer Innovation Gallery : Dan Wodarcyk

Designer Life Tech Gallery : Adam Aronson

Designer Exploration Gallery : Tim Bell

Developer Communications Gallery : Rachel Hellenga



Exhibit Fabrication : Maltbie, New Jersey

Architect : Ricardo Legoretta, Mexico City

Local Architects : Steinberg Architects

Graphics : Bally Design, Pittsburgh

The Tech Museum of Innovation