Dimensional Communications

Dimensional Communications

Dimensional Communications got its start in 1963, when we received our first commission to build a custom exhibit – for the Borden’s Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.

In the 50 years since that time, our company has evolved and grown to become a recognized leader in integrated design build solutions. We’re large enough to provide comprehensive, turnkey service, yet small enough to be agile and highly responsive.

Douglas Fixell

Douglas Fixell is the president and managing partner of Dimensional Communications. Since 1963, Dimensional Communications plans, designs and fabricates engaging, immersive exhibits for trade shows, corporate events, museums, retail and broadcast.

Douglas Fixell, Dimensional Communications
Dimensional Communications
New York

Fabric Structures

No Boundaries

Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.

Twenty years ago, the phrase “fabric architecture” referred to an outdoor tent or restaurant awning. Today, an ever-expanding palette of materials and vastly improved structural, lighting, and graphic technologies allow fabrics to escape the awning and take on new roles: multimedia canvas, iconic sculpture, branded totem, and architectural skin, just to name a few.

Science City

Honor Award
Science City, National Science Foundation, New York Hall of Science, Chermayeff & Geismar

An on-the-street exhibit that reveals how cities work, the Science City exhibit for New York Hall of Science and the National Science Foundation is a truly interactive piece. Visitors see the depth of water mains below through periscopes, look at the antennae through telescopes and read about infrastructure on interpretive signs. The idea is slated to be adopted by science museums throughout the United States.

Chermayeff & Geismar

Rewarding Lives

Honor Award
Rewarding Lives, American Express, The Moderns

The purpose of Rewarding Lives, featuring more than 80 portraits by Annie Lebowitz, was to bring an uplifting, memorable experience to the lobby of the newly re-opened American Express Headquarters in the World Financial Center, which was nearly destroyed on September 11. Part of the challenge was to fulfill the responsibility artists have after tragedy. Everything about this experiential brandscape is unique. The Moderns insisted on using honest, pure, simple materials throughout the space.

The Moderns
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