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Applications

+ Markets

We have created facades, free-standing sculptures, kinetic ball machines, lighting installations, and interactive exhibits for a wide array of industries and markets. We are always looking for projects with different parameters than we’ve worked with previously in order to explore fresh concepts that are as exciting, relevant, and celebrated as our past projects. We believe one of our biggest strengths is our ability to work across many disciplines; engaging with diverse audiences daily. 

 

The applications of our projects are endless and comprise of transit stations, university campuses, city art collections, museums, libraries, and various other types of public spaces. Because of our 26+ years of experience, we believe that we bring a reliable, experienced perspective and proven process to everything we design and build. 

Sculpture

 engaging + community-informed 

Children's Museums 

We have been an exhibits fabricator for many science and children’s museums both in the US and overseas. We have successfully completed projects for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Thinkery Austin, the Amgen Center for Science Learning in Los Angeles, The Anchorage Museum, Inspiria Science Center in Norway, and Alqanatar Children’s Museum in Cairo.

 

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Science Centers

In 2007, Creative Machines partnered with kinetic artist George Rhoads to manage, design, fabricate and represent his famous kinetic rolling ball sculptures. It was an easy fit. Joe had been designing public art since 2004 and the widely popular ball machines of George Rhoads fit both with Creative Machine's mechanical expertise and their appeal to all ages. Joe had known George Rhoads and his fabricator Bob McGuire since the late 90’s and had kept in touch, making it an easy transition among like-minded people.

 

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Educational Settings

In 2007, Creative Machines partnered with kinetic artist George Rhoads to manage, design, fabricate and represent his famous kinetic rolling ball sculptures. It was an easy fit. Joe had been designing public art since 2004 and the widely popular ball machines of George Rhoads fit both with Creative Machine's mechanical expertise and their appeal to all ages. Joe had known George Rhoads and his fabricator Bob McGuire since the late 90’s and had kept in touch, making it an easy transition among like-minded people.

 

Today, Creative Machines is evolving ball machines in new ways with the full blessing of George. This includes exploring new methods of integrating technology and interactivity into the ball machine sculptures by including dynamic lighting, touch-responsive sensors, and mechanized elements that give viewers more opportunities to engage with the artwork. 

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Tradeshows +

Conferences

As Creative Machines grew, so did our ambitions to create even larger and more interesting interactive exhibits and sculptures. In 2016 we moved into a new building that includes an 8-acre yard, 77,000 square feet of workshop space, 5 gantry cranes, and clear spans up to 50 feet high. This new building has made it possible to create some of our largest and grandest pieces to date. 

Residential Spaces

Creative Machines first created interactive exhibits, then diversified into public art, trade show exhibits, ball machines, and various other special projects. These differing markets share the same mission-driven product: objects and environments that encourage creativity, support social interaction and inspire self-confidence.

We have one of the most capable staff and facilities in the world for making technically and intellectually sophisticated work – and we would like to use them to create pieces that catalyze and share your identity with your local community and the rest of the world.

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Hospitality 

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

Transit Stops

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

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Lobbies

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

Libraries

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

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Malls +
Shopping Centers

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

Healthcare

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

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Zoos

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

Clients

Parks

In 2004, Creative Machines began using its resources to create interactive sculptures and public art in order to explore new ideas and reach more diverse audiences. During this time a full staff of carefully chosen artists, engineers, master craftspeople and skilled designers - all united by a shared culture of creativity, enthusiasm, and respect was formed. 

 

While Joe leads each project and assumes full responsibility for it, he considers everyone at Creative Machines a collaborator and has developed a fruitful environment for nurturing ideas, talents, and a positive outlook. This company culture goes into every piece that is made.

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