Samples of proposals for arts, informal learning and media projects; Partial list of supporting grants
Presidio Cultural Institution
As semi-finalists, KV+Associates and Mark Cavagnero Architects created and presented the concepts of "Altered Lands", a cultural institution at the former Presidio commissary that proposed program, education and master planning concepts for consideration to the Presidio Trust board. Draft proposal attached
The Bay Revealed, Sierras to GG
KV+Associates with XRez, developed a proposal to produce Bay Revealed, Voyage from the Sierras to the Golden Gate, a proposed signature film for the Aquarium of the Bay on Fisherman's Wharf. The story explores four distinct environments in this complex ecosystem. Use of real-world terrain combined with visual effects engages viewers by flying above, then diving into the waters below to experience each unique ecosystem like never before - from the perspective of birds and fish. Draft attached
Tahoe/Truckee Arts and Culture
KV+Associates and Atilier.Kathleen Brown responded to an RFP for a strategic feasibility plan to review current arts and culture of the Truckee - North Lake Tahoe region landscape and evaluate the role of local governments, agencies, and stakeholders in supporting arts and culture in the region. The study was to examine existing arts and culture venues / evaluate potential future options / evaluate potential local and visitor demand / quantify benefits that support the regional economy.
Serra Interpretive Plan
KV+Associates in collaboration with Museum Projects submitted a response to the RFP for the Serra Interpretive Plan for Presidio Park in San Diego.
Mount Umunhum Outreach Plan
KV+Associates in collaboration with Atelier.Kathleen Brown responded to an RFP for the Mount Umunhum Outreach Plan in Los Altos, CA.
Marine Mammal Center Proposal
KV+Associates in collaboration with Atelier.Kathleen Brown submitted a response to the RFP for the Education Strategic Plan of the Marine Mammal Center.
Julia Morgan North Star House
KV+Associates won planning grant funding to restore North Star House, a Julia Morgan building on the historic landmark register built in 1905, just before her rise to architectural fame. The mansion is an Arts & Crafts building made from mining slag and is part of a larger 14-acre complex of buildings originally associated with the successful silver mining industry in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
As part of a strategic planning and management analysis, KV+Associates in collaboration with Atelier.Kathleen Brown, conducted a preliminary needs assessment analysis report and benchmark comparable for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. As the musuem reached its 100th year, it was re-evaluating its role and setting its future.
Ellis Island Conference Center
KV+Associates in collaboration with Altier.Kathleen Brown conducted a demand analysis concerning 30 buildings on the south side of Ellis Island, an area formerly used for immigrants refused or delayed entry to the US due primarily to health issues. The research considered a themed conference center focusing on contemporary public health and immigration issues. KV+A also explored the possibilities of educational tourism, preservation organizations and pharmaceuticals.
Presidio Master Cultural Plan
KV+Associates collaborated with the Smithsonian, a museum design firm and a partnerships consulting firm to develop A Presidio Master Cultural Plan. The plan recommends cultural program uses across the ~1,500 acre national park site. The proposal was presented to the Trust board and many of its recommendations were incorporated into the final Presidio General Management Plan. Available on request
Propose: Informal science education media
Purpose: Gigapan imagery for science research purposes
Purpose: Performing arts