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Groenier Design Portfolio

  1. 1. Groenier Design ● Portfolio The National Great Rivers Museum was originally conceived by the Army Corps of Engineers as a typical visitor’s center. After much design work and a substantial funding campaign, it was transformed into a highly entertaining and educational museum. Paul Groenier was hired to consult in the year-long process to design and manage the historical research, artifact acquisition, content, editorial development and presentation and bid packages for the $3.4-million exhibition hall, theater and tour of the locks.
  2. 2. PORTFOLIO The Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. embarked on a $18.6-million project to further enhance the visitors’ experience for 7 buildings on the immense estate. Paul Groenier produced exhibition designs and bid packages for the creation of these facilities. Historical artifacts, reproductions and interactive media were utilized by Paul Groenier as part of designing this expansion campaign. The drawings below were created for the Minnetrista Cultural Center as a part of the effort by Paul Groenier to develop, design and install history, art and science exhibitions for their 8000 ft.2 state-of-the-art galleries dedicated to the enjoyment and education of visitors. Paul Groenier was also responsible for research, acquisition and display of artifacts from museums and collectors nationwide. More examples from the Groenier Design portfolio can be found at www.groenierdesign.com
  3. 3. PORTFOLIO Paul Groenier created over 300 drawings in the design of the new Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. These are just a sampling from this year-long project. The overall layout view below shows the placement of visual interest features that draw visitors through the exhibition space. Paul Groenier assisted in object selection and placement, along with designing the graphics, case and lighting in order to influence visitor flow through the galleries. Below is the layout design for the Changing Exhibition Hall and the World Cultures Hall. Layout designs and details were also created for the Hall of Ancient Life, the Hall of the People of Oklahoma and the Hall of Natural Wonders. The design below is 6,000 of the 32,000 square feet designed by Paul Groenier.
  4. 4. continued - PORTFOLIO - Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Below are three of many drawings of the Hall of World Cultures object cases ranging from concept drawings through detail drawings.
  5. 5. continued - Oklahoma Museum of Natural History These Hall of Ancient Life graphics panels utilize backlighting to highlight graphics in a fairly low light level. They are also designed to allow for changes to be made in the graphics when necessary. Groenier Design Paleozoic Marine Intro Lightbox 1164 Albany Court; Suite 200 e-mail: museums@juno.com 4' 1-5/8" St. Louis, MO 63119-4733 0' 5" Graphics Specifications (314) 961-9040 0' 4" Kabel Bold 184 pts. PMS 142C Kabel Bold 344 pts. PMS 564C 0' 5" PALEOZOIC ERA Groenier Design Corporation. Copyright 1999. Opaque Black Background ________________________________________ such concepts, designs or plans shall be used by this document are the property of Groenier All concepts, designs and plans represented project specified in this document. None of ________________________________________ purpose with the prior written permission of Design Corporation and are for use on the by any person, firm or corporation for any Marine Life 2' 5" x 1' 10" Sub-Theme Panel See Hilferty Graphics Manual AL-07B Headline and Subhead PMS 319 - Body Copy PMS 365 Background Black - No Box Outline ________________________________________ Colors of Two Headlines 3/17/00 ____________ 3"h x 8"w Caption Panel - See Hilferty Graphics Manual AL-10A Caption PMS 365 - Background PMS 323 Date 0' 2" Box Outline 2 pts. PMS 326 0' 1-1/2" Revisions 5"h x 2' 6"w illustration - Box Outline 2pts. PMS 326 The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 0' 1-1/2" 7' 6" 0' 0-3/4" Timeline Paul Groenier 3/2000 ro Int o le Cave Pa on 8.5 x 11" sheet Scale: 1' = 15'=0" 3' 6" Approved by Cotylorhynchus Dunkleosteus Extinction Permian 2' 9" M E ar Lowland in e Community E L if e Eryops Dimetrodon ° Plant Life E 80 Edaphosaurus Paleozoic Era Marine Intro Ancient Life Lightbox 0' 2-1/2" Placement Shown in Red AL 0' 5" 3.97 (P) Paleozoic - Scene Setter Railing Panel Colors may differ from actual (P) Paleozoic - Speciman ID Railing Panel Colors may differ from actual. (C) Cenozoic - Scene Setter Railing Panel Colors will differ from actual (C) Cenozoic - Speciman ID Railing Panel Colors will differ from actual. Items in black occur in both Paleozoic and Cenozoic Areas Items in black occur in both Paleozoic and Cenozoic Areas PMS 156 (P) PMS 5445 1/2" Black Border PMS 576 Black White (C) PMS 4525 1’ 1” 1’ 1” Kab (P) (C) PALEOZOIC ERA PALEOZOIC ERA Groenier Design l Schneider pts./36lead. 1164 Albany Court; Suite 200 5483 Stempel Schneider ________________________________________ by any person, firm or corporation for anySt. Louis, MO 63119-4733 email: museums@juno.com Bold 46pts./36lead. 730 (P) PMS 5483 purpose with the prior written permission (314) 961-9040 (C) PMS 730 Stempel Schneider LENGTH ________________________________________ Groenier Design Corporation. Copyright 1999. ________________________________________ by this document are the property of Groenier such concepts, designs or plans shall be used ________________________________________ project specified in this document. None of of Permian Period All concepts, designs and plans represented Medium 24/36 Design Corporation and are for use on the 731 Mammoth 100 Feet 3155 (P) PMS 4525 (C) PMS 5445 HEIGHT Lowland Community MAM-eth Kabel Bold 20 Feet 18/24 1’ 2 1’ 2 (P) PMS 5483 WEIGHT (C) PMS 730 Date Kabel Medium empor sunt in culpa quialados sedese non tem empor sunt in culpa quialados sedese non tem 45 Tons 24/24 HABITAT Revisions mollit anim fup simil tempor elit. I nu my an T mollit anim fup simil tempor elit. I nu my an hneider T Travels in Herds The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK plusmode tempor in cidunt ut labore et dolore. Oh Stempel Schneider plusmode tempor in cidunt ut labore et dolore. Oh 83 Medium 74 0 magna alip quam erat volu pat magna alip volu pat (P) PMS 5483 magna alip quam erat volu pat magna alip volu pat DIET (C) PMS 730 Vegetarian chneider 8/36 Stempel Schneider manga alip. manga alip. 31 Medium 28/36 (P) PMS 4525 LIFESPAN 155 Et vero eos et acusam et iusto odio blandit (C) PMS 5445 Et vero eos et acusam et iusto odio blandit 45 years LOCATION praesent luptatum delenit aigue duos dolor et praesent luptatum delenit aigue duos dolor et molestias exceptur sintad dupic a non prove North American PMS 554 molestias exceptur sintad dupic a non prove and Australia indent, simil tempor sunt in culpa quialados indent, simil tempor sunt in culpa quialados sedeserunt mollit anim fup simil tempor. I ped sedeserunt mollit anim fup simil tempor. I ped TIME Late Jurassic to diam non nu my an plusmode. diam non nu my an plusmode. Early Cretaceous AL 3.61
  6. 6. continued - Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Below is an overview of a 35-page Microsoft Project document showing 33 staffing resources that delineated over 1000 separate tasks and subtasks. Other administrative tasks included the writing and implementation of contracts and budgets. y June July August September October November December January February March April Task Name Start Finish Preliminary Mon 5/31 Thu 7/15 5/31 7/15 Object and Preliminary Object and Artifact Lists Artifact Final Fri 7/16 Fri 7/30 7/16 7/30 Object and Final Object and Artifact Lists Artifact Preliminary Mon 5/31 Thu 7/15 5/31 7/15 Copy Preliminary Copy Final Copy Fri 7/16 Fri 7/30 7/16 7/30 Final Copy Illustration Mon 5/31 Thu 10/28 5/31 10/28 and Photo Illustration and Photo Acquisition Acquisition Conceptual Mon 5/31 Tue 8/31 5/31 8/31 Designs Conceptual Designs Fabrication Wed 6/30 Fri 10/29 6/30 10/29 Drawings Fabrication Drawings Fabrication Thu 7/15 Wed 3/1 7/15 3/1 Fabrication Installation Wed 6/2 Tue 3/14 6/2 3/14 Installation Punch List Wed 3/15 Thu 4/13 3/15 4/13 Punch List Hall of the People of Oklahoma, Hall of Natural Wonders and Hall of Ancient Life
  7. 7. PORTFOLIO St. Louis Zoo - Paul Groenier was asked to redesign Ecology Hall. His proposal was chosen over others from competing exhibits firms. The tree in the center sets the scene for visually exciting interactive exhibits that encourage conservation. Floor Plan page 3 Aquaria Stream Saver Stream Microscopes Tree Dynamics Difference of One What's a Tree Intro Done for Me Lately? Zoo Reluctant Recycles Zoo Landfiller Conservation Ark Flip Cards Partners Dept. of PIT Interactive Cons. TimeCraft Entrance Grocery Check-out Ramifications of Recycling 10 feet
  8. 8. continued - PORTFOLIO St. Louis Zoo The entrance to the TimeCraft Theater invites visitors to "time travel" by using lights, mirrors and motion. Once in the theater, the audience participates by making decisions on various conservation issues and then travels "into the future" to see how it is affected by their actions. Below are four of the fifteen exhibits about ecology designed by Paul Groenier that encourage visitors to conserve resources. The Zoo Recycles At At At Grocery Store Check-out School Office Home Visitors can view the types of items Recycling Recycling Recycling Grocery that the Zoo recycles. Etc. Tires Motor Oil Office Paper Check-out Glass ies ocer Option: To encourage visitors to Steel Cans 1. Sc an Gr recycle, each side could be dedicated Plastic Bottles . n do to one of the following: home, Aluminum u ca at yo school and office recycling. Corrigated Cardboard These two exhibits utilize the existing 2. Se e wh A quiz could show visitors the conservation desk with a center percentage of materials that they # trees 92348 75689 cubic ft. hexagonal case adequate for the could personally be recycling. housing of the necessary electronic hardware. Plant Trimmings Option: If objects are getting too much wear and tear, an electronic wand could be used to scan permanently attached objects on shelves. Stream Dynamics Since visitors sometimes Info come from the direction of the stream and others Stream Dynamics Stream Dynamics Info Bank Bank pad come from the touch Make a St ream Prevent Erosion (PIT Tag Interactive) 1. Pu t it em on tank area, two similar dge instruction panels are ur kn owle st yo displayed on both ends. 2. Te Option: Different information could be displayed on each panel. 1'-0" 1'-0"
  9. 9. PORTFOLIO Virginia Living Museum - As a team member, Paul Groenier created concepts for the exhibit below as well as graphic designs for all of the 12 exhibitions he developed as Curator of Exhibits at the museum. He also assisted in exhibit fabrication, installation and maintenance efforts. Shown here is just a sampling of his work. Paul Groenier journeyed into the depths of a limestone quarry to find the dinosaur fossil tracks he used in the design of this interactive exhibit. Visitors can measure the strides left by this prehistoric animal in order to determine its size and the speed at which the dinosaur was running. A darkened backyard with a folding lounge chair, crickets chirping and a pair of binoculars set the scene for the exhibit "Anyone Can Be a Backyard Astronomer." Interactive components included viewing a mini-planetarium, observing the sun through a telescope, demonstrating how a sundial works and telling time with your shadow.
  10. 10. continued - PORTFOLIO Virginia Living Museum Different rooms throughout a typical home and its surrounding yard showed what visitors could do to help save the environ- ment in "Why Waste a Good Planet?" Graphic panels that related to this theme were also placed throughout the museum. Paul Groenier proposed the idea of traveling this exhibit and therefore designed it to be easily crated for transport. After this exhibit was retired from the Virginia Living Museum, it traveled nationally, becoming a source of revenue for the museum.
  11. 11. PORTFOLIO St. Louis Science Center - Shown on the next three pages are just a few of over one hundred exhibit stations Paul Groenier developed, designed and had fabricated while at the Science Center. The ground-breaking "Science Park" was funded by the National Science Foundation as a prototype to be copied by other science centers across the nation. Paul Groenier designed the general layout of the park as well as most of the exhibits, working as part of a team with educators and curators. Before the prototypic designs were finalized, they were subjected to thorough evaluations in order to ensure that the educational objectives were satisfied. Visitors can learn about a variety of basic scientific principles by interacting with these outdoor, hands-on exhibits.
  12. 12. continued - PORTFOLIO St. Louis Science Center As a member of the "Earthquake!" exhibit team that included educators, designers, scientists and curators, Paul Groenier developed the general layout and design of this exhibit. He created 12 pages of drawings with 6 pages of typewritten specifi- cations for the fabricators. He also checked the progress of fabrication in order to ensure a high standard of construction. "Earthquake!" features seven interactive components, including a shake platform which lets visitors feel an earthquake at various Richter scale levels. Also displayed are touch-screen computers and a seismometer that registers visitors' footsteps.
  13. 13. continued - PORTFOLIO St. Louis Science Center As the design member of the Discovery Room team that included educators and curators, Paul Groenier developed the general layout, the interior design, exhibit design and furniture design of this innovative and highly interactive environment. With over 300 pages in his development notebook, he created a model of the cave and adobe dwelling with36 pages of drawings and 24 pages of written specifications for the fabricators. He also checked the progress of fabrication to ensure construction was up to his standards. Once the Discovery Room was completed, any modification and upgrading of exhibits were developed and designed by Paul Groenier as well. In the Discovery Room, kids can explore a limestone cave, build an arch, create a gear train, make electrical circuits, live like the pueblo culture, learn about anatomy and disabilities dressed as a doctor, dig for fossils, or participate in three dozen other interactive activities.

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