Hideaway Grove

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.

Our team from SCAD with our ImagiNations mentors. From left: my friend Nathan Evans, designer / mentor Jonathan Friday, designer / mentor Kevin Boutte, my friend Emily Peck, and myself.
Interior concept rendering of one of our treehouses for the project. I was responsible for creating base 3D geometry, lighting and shadows for Nathan to then illustrate over. This process was used for several of our renderings.
I was also responsible for taking a concept sketch of our site plan, developed by Nathan and Emily, and turning it into a vector illustration for our project.

Relevant links (all open in new windows / tabs):

ImagiNations 2017 Finalist Press Release

ImagiNations website with 2017 highlights

Nathan Evans’ online portfolio

Emily Peck’s online portfolio

Article & Interview – Savannah Morning News

Article & Interview – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Legal disclaimer:

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.

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