It may not have been of tour of Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory, but it sure came close. A group of 9th-12th graders came by for a tour of Condit and got to adventure through the unexpected.
Condit’s Denver, Colorado headquarters not only houses our corporate offices, but also our entire fabrication warehouse including a full-scale, aquarium-themed print room, metal, wood and paint shop, storage facilities and shipping center. And did I mention the design department, aka the “campsite”, complete with a pet moose and tree house?
Seems like an odd destination for teens one may think, but the visiting students aren’t your average high schoolers. This group of 30 is enrolled in the theater program as Stagecraft Majors at Denver School of the Arts. They made the trip to learn about design and fabrication as it relates to theater and set design. Just like our team at Condit, these students have to be equipped with creativity and resourcefulness in order to complete any task a project demands.
Our stand-in “Wonka” was Condit’s Design Director, Kevin Trainor. Kevin sees it all, from initial sketches and conceptions of projects (be it museum exhibits, trade show booths, or multi-storied temporary structures) to engineering and implementation of the environment. For this, Kevin posed as a great resource for the students’ inquisitive minds. The design process really struck a chord with them, as many questions arose regarding the creative process and timelines. They were eager to see project renderings and even inquired as to how one gets a job in our line of work. Like I said, not your average high schoolers!
We are excited for another group of students from Denver School of the Arts to join us for a tour in the coming weeks. To bring your school or organization to Condit click here.