Our Process

Carlow Design Studios' creative approach always starts from “Why.” We believe that understanding the big picture behind any new project and protecting that vision is instrumental and informs the “how” and the “what” – activities, technologies, and design choices. We pride ourselves on being problem solvers, listeners, and partners – tailoring solutions to your project’s needs and requirements

01

Creative Charrette

The creative charrette is an initial brainstorming session with Carlow Design Studios Principals, Associates and key team members from the clients’ team to generate ideas and direction.

02

Blue Sky / Concept Design

During this initial phase, we work in collaboration with the Client to conceive the big idea. Using deliverables such as illustrations, a written narrative and a preliminary layout, we create a presentation that communicates the guest experience which is suitable for display to senior executives, investors, key stakeholders, government officials or anyone else needed to move the project forward.

03

Schematic Design

During Schematic, the concept ideas are translated into preliminary drawings showing sizing and general specifications. Preliminary infrastructure requirements are defined and compiled within a ‘Schematic Show Package’ and ‘Architectural Design Package’ consisting of facility layout plans for interiors and exteriors, initial technical show systems designs and elevations drawings.

04

Design Development

During Design Development (DD), the Schematic package is expanded upon to inform the facility construction documents. Detailed drawings and descriptions help communicate the design intent. Request for proposal packages are generated and managed by Carlow Design Studios. Other work during this phase includes design of graphics/signage, characters and uniforms, media pre-production (scripts and storyboards) for all media production (main show media, preshow media, queue line media, welcome video, safety videos, video marquee displays, etc.)

05

Production, Design-Build & Fabrication

During Fabrication, the Carlow Design Studios team works very closely with the vendors to ensure all items are delivered as designed and meet the creative intent and work to preserve the budgets assigned.

06

Media Development

During this phase, Carlow Design Studios will work with the show vendors to program, test and adjust each element in the show spaces to ensure the creative intent is met.

07

Installation & Programming

During Fabrication, the Carlow Design Studios team works very closely with the vendors to ensure all items are delivered as designed and meet the creative intent and work to preserve the budgets assigned.

08

Training

A proper handover is key to the success and longevity of your project. Carlow Design Studios will work directly with the client’s staff to help train them properly on how to operate and maintain all show components. Team involvement will lead to continued success and growth.

09

Opening Day

With the project now open, our team of designers and producers remain invested in the long term strategic planning and success of the project. We'll work with you to look and relook at the project to help beyond the opening day.

Ongoing Quality Control
Carlow Design Studios perform periodic inspections, develop new media and change outdated experiences to insure the experience stays up-to-date, expansion ready and relevant for visitors.

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