Friday, October 2, 2015

TED: How to build a pop-up theater

For the 2014 TED Talks in Vancouver, BC, Canada, TED wanted a pop-up -- a temporary theater set erected inside a ballroom at the Vancouver Convention Center. A reusable 1,200 venue,  assembled in about a week.

The Rockwell Group took a little over a year to design the structure.

Rockwell Group. Michael Fischer and JT Bachman worked on the TED Theater. "While my role was more as project manager," Fischer says, "JT was the one who built and developed the Rhino model. Some of it was from my direction, given my theater experience, but in other ways it was from JT's initiative. We'd meet to review the model, and I'd go, 'Wow, where did that come from? That's really cool. Let's run with that.' "

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