AIA|LA & SEAOSC Present: WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING PROJECTS
When
Where
January 10, 5:30-8:00PM
Doubletree by Hilton - 120 S. Los Angeles Street Los Angeles CA 90012
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AIA|LA & SEAOSC Present...
WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING PROJECTS
(Networking, Dinner & Presentation)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (5:30pm - 8:00pm)
Doubletree by Hilton 
120 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles CA 90012 


Agenda:

5:30pm - 6:30pm = Registration & Networking
6:30pm - 7:00pm = Dinner
7:00pm = Presentation

PRESENTATION:

SEAOSC & AIA|LA JOINT EVENT – WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING PROJECTS

Disney’s iconic theme parks and structures transport guests to many imaginative times and places. Providing an inside look at the Disney theme park design process, this presentation will share how these unique structures come to be, and highlight lessons learned that can be applied by creative design teams to enhance the aesthetic of any project. While operating in different locations worldwide, the constants of safety, Disney quality, and guest experience must be assured at the highest level. Using examples from the various parks from the original 1950’s Disneyland in Anaheim, California to the most recent park completed in Shanghai, China - Mr. Estes will discuss how Disney’s unique design and construction practices address local infrastructure codes and the incredible diversity of site conditions. And with the variety of facilities contained within a single Disney theme park, from retail and restaurants to rides and theaters, the overlap between static buildings and moving ride-based systems will certainly make this a dynamic conversation. While your everyday projects may not entail rushing water, high speed rides, or floating through time, the discussion of Disney’s design processes and collaboration efforts among the varied project consultants will provide lessons that each of us can use to make every project a success.

PRESENTER:

Kent R. Estes - Principal Structural Engineer, Walt Disney Imagineering

Kent Estes has been in the practice of structural engineering for more than 40 years. For over 30 of those years, he worked on Disney theme parks on three continents in the architectural and engineering arm of The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Imagineering. He has recently moved back from Shanghai, China seeing to the design, construction and opening of Shanghai Disneyland. His role there was as the Design Manager for the Main Entry area where he managed a team of designers, architects and engineers and he was also the Lead Structural Engineer for the park, hiring and overseeing a team of local Chinese structural engineers. Kent has worked on a total of eight theme parks, from the beginning of design through to construction, in addition to many individual attractions. He is a licensed structural and civil engineer in California and a licensed professional engineer in Florida. Kent also has a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and has authored several technical papers.