Michael Mercadante was recently elected to serve as International Board President of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), effective November 2018. In this exclusive interview by Joe Kleiman, Michael talks about his firm’s work, his design background and business philosophy, and shares his perspectives on the attractions industry and the importance of giving back as a volunteer.... Read More
Main Street Design was involved in two projects listed as the 15 Coolest Zoo Exhibits in the U.S. for Families by Mommynearest - #4 Florida Mission Everglades at Zoo Miami and #6 Nature's Neighborhoods at the Franklin Park Zoo. Read the article by Sarah-Grace Sweeney with the full list of projects.
In a public city park in Richmond, Virginia, on the grounds of a great American estate, the Maymont Nature Center’s exhibits and educational programs introduce area residents to the wonders of the natural world in their own backyard. Aquarium tanks, a river otter habitat, and diverse science center-style exhibits housed in a stunning purpose-built modern building focus on the history and ecology of the mighty James River, which transects the entire state.
But after almost two decades... Read More
For a nearly 100 year old organization devoted to hiking and enabling public access to outdoor experiences, Main Street is working on two parallel initiatives.
At Bear Mountain State Park we are developing the second phase of Trails for People, a unique play-based exploration of trail design features that we completed in 2016. The components of Trails for People, all exterior, function equally well as play experiences for non-hikers and as tools for training novice NY-NJTC trail... Read More
Main Street Design, in partnership with Hands On! Studio, has been selected to create a groundbreaking new permanent experience at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario. THINK, an acronym for Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network and Know, will be a guided interactive maker space where people of all levels of experience can explore, invent and create using authentic tools, materials and processes.
Visitors will be inspired and enabled to innovate, working individually or in collaboration,... Read More