At home in Seattle


by: Sales & Marketing’s: Rémy Frank

Solid Terrain Modeling recently exhibited at the American Alliance of Museums Conference (AAM 2014) in Seattle. Conferences are always hectic, demanding, and one of the things I love most about my job. I get the opportunity to interface with our museum clients and exhibit design firm partners, learn about their upcoming projects and objectives, and participate in some of the best networking events ever hosted by a conference…

By day, the expo floor is filled with an eclectic bunch of museum professionals, and since I typically manage our booth solo, I had a constant stream of visitors throughout the three days – making it a great time to hear about so many interesting projects!

The AAM hosted evening events at the Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, the MOG, Seattle Center, the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, Foss Waterway Seaport and more. There were so many great events, it was almost impossible to choose where to go. From glass blowing, to a boat ride, to beetles cleaning bones, to the Miro exhibit. All while getting to meet great new people and reconnect with others.

One great reconnect, was with the folks of I had met some of their team last year during AAM in Baltimore, and while planning our exhibit for this year’s conference I realized that we would be displaying a model of the Seattle area. It occurred to me that since we like to change up our exhibit displays to keep things fresh, it was about time to “retire” our terrain model of Seattle. Geeks that we are, it is always with some angst that we part with the unique locations we create in 3D. And this model was no different, except for the fact that we might be able to find it a place to call home – in Seattle. We reached out to the VisitSeattle folks and viola! they were thrilled to give our bumpy masterpiece, complete with Mount Rainier, a home in their offices!

Angst resolved, the STM team is super excited to know that the terrain model of Seattle will live on – among true Seattle-ite friends. We hand walked the model to their office right after the close of the AAM 2014 Conference. Mission accomplished, I packed up our booth and headed for home. (I’ve included some photos from the trip, in case you’d like to see what we were up to!)