Louis Siriani http://wkms.org en Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum http://wkms.org/post/discovery-park-america-exhibit-designer-takes-us-through-new-union-city-museum <p>Based in New York City, Thinc Design is an exhibition design firm that has created museum experiences around the world. It's originator, Tom Hennes, says the Discovery Park of America in Union City, inspired by the philanthropy of retired businessman Robert Kirkland, is full of fascinating exhibits. These exhibits, he says, are inspired by the community of Union City. We've met the Boston-based architect Louis Siriani who designed the building. We meet Tom Hennes with Kate Lochte, as we continue our coverage of this remarkable new tourism feature in our region.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:33:07 +0000 Kate Lochte 34801 at http://wkms.org Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City http://wkms.org/post/boston-architect-designs-soaring-center-building-discovery-park-america-union-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obion County, Tennessee, looks to a fantastic new attraction near Union City to bring many thousands of visitors annually. The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park’s principal benefactor. Mr. Kirkland ultimately chose Louis </span>Siriani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to be the architect for the 100,000 square foot center of the new 50-acre Discovery Park of America. Since 1984, </span>Siriani's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> been a principal of the Boston architectural firm </span>Verner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson, Inc, which specializes in planning and designing museums which in this country alone draw millions of visitors a year. Mr. </span>Siriani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has planned and designed science and technology, history, and multi-disciplinary museums all over the country and the world. He spoke with Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about working with Mr. Kirkland and the Union City community for this ambitious project.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:49:15 +0000 Kate Lochte 31734 at http://wkms.org Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City