Corona, Calif. | August 1, 2017 – Multi-Disciplinary Design company PlainJoe Studios has expanded its Spatial Storytelling services to include Architecture, Master Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design, Show Set Design, Experiential Graphics, Wayfinding, Museum/Exhibit Design, and Themed/Attraction Design.
Initiated by the return of PlainJoe co-founder, Disney Alumni, and former Visioneer Mel McGowan (AICP, DBIA, LEED AP), the move augments PlainJoe’s Storytelling (Branding) Studio and Digital Storytelling (Media) Studio.
“We don’t believe there’s another design firm in the world that is providing the same mix of services that we’re blessed to offer to our clients.” said McGowan, Chief Creative Principal at PlainJoe Studios.
The addition of master planning and architectural services will help the studio better “steward the holistic spatial story, or how we help tell the client’s story.” said PlainJoe Studios President Blake Ryan.
Last year, McGowan welcomed Matt Molsberry (NCARB), his long-time design partner of over 10 years, to PlainJoe as Principal Architect. Molsberry is licensed in over 40 states. In addition, since Dec. 2016, twelve multi-disciplinary design team members have joined PlainJoe Studios, bringing the team to over 50 members.
The recent hires bring a combined four decades of experience to the table in the areas of architecture, master planning, interior design, project coordination and production, illustration, web development, AR/AP, finance and administrative support/
Over the past year, the PlainJoe Studios team has worked on more than 60 contracts in over 20 states. In addition, their operations expanded outside the United States to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Projects have included two theme parks, museums and interactive exhibits, a National Hockey League arena in Canada, and over a dozen faith-based community developments. They have also worked on contracts in Retail, Dining, Entertainment, Hospitality, Urban Design, and Comic Book/IP Development.
PlainJoe Studios’ team and service expansion brings with it another development: a move into a larger physical space. Ryan said the team is planning to move into a facility three times the size of PlainJoe Studios’ current location at the end of this year.