THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2001-2003

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2001: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Offices, Santa Clara, California.  Phased construction of this three building replacement project included a hospital, medical office building, helipad, and central parking area. TA provided full acoustical design including an environmental review… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 1998-2000

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 1998: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California. The renovated 299-seat auditorium, used for interactive educational shows, incorporates live undersea video, special effects, surround sound, and audience response. A programmable control system runs the multiple sources including video, satellite feeds,… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 1995-1997

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years!     1995: Children’s Museum, Indianapolis,Indiana. The CineDome is the United States’ first iWERKS domed 15/70 theatre. TA designed the 7-channel cinema audio system layout; background music/paging system for theatre queue area; acoustics review; and IMAX performance standard… Read more »

Eyes Wide Open

By: Steve Thorburn When I called home this weekend for my weekly chat with Mom, she began telling me about her broken freezer. She said she went to get some tater tots, and noticed everything in the freezer section of the refrigerator had begun to thaw. Any other year, or any other time of the… Read more »

The Recession Is Over!

By: Steve Thorburn As I walked into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 2010 trade floor, it was clear that there was an energy level on the floor that I had not felt in 10 years. This industry took a big hit after 9/11. IAAPA was a ghost town in 2001, and… Read more »

At Your Service

By: Steve Thorburn It has been one of those months—the kind where there seems to be a permanent target on your back. It began with my partner trying to rent a car. We both travel a lot, and are members of this company’s highest-level frequent renter program. We are loyal to this firm for one… Read more »

Better City, Better Life

By: Steve Thorburn As the axiom goes, in 1810 the savvy entrepreneur should have gone to London, in 1910 they should have been in New York, and in 2010 they should be in Asia. Having recently returned from Shanghai, China and the World’s Fair (Expo 2010), the saying holds true. And it particularly points to… Read more »