In 2016 and 2017, I was honored to work alongside two of my talented friends and classmates Nathan Evans and Emily Peck on the Savannah College of Art and Design’s finalist-placing entry in the 2017 Disney ImagiNations competition – Hideaway Grove.
Nestled amongst the Spanish moss in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, this urban forest offers a total immersion in nature that engages the senses, rejuvenates mind and body, and rekindles a childlike sense of play. A variety of unique spaces including five open-air tree houses serve as collaborative workspaces for small groups. A rotating selection of local restaurants offers a taste of the South, and an ongoing program would engage students to work with a local nonprofit and create artwork to tell community stories incorporated into a nighttime spectacle which would raise exposure and funds for the nonprofit’s mission.
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The project was conceived by the Savannah College of Art and Design Team and created for the 2017 Walt Disney Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent.