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AOA is proud and honored to have played a lead role in bringing to life the Thea Award winning Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge received the 2020 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - New Park Land. The groundbreaking new land is a truly immersive experience that drops you right into the Star Wars saga, letting visitors live out your very own Star Wars story. The story driven experience lets you explore the Black Spire Outpost of the planet Batuu, where every level of the experience immerses you deeper into the story. Whether it is flying the Millennium Falcon, sipping on some blue milk, or rising against the First Order, Galaxy’s Edge transports you to a “galaxy far, far away”.

The Oscars of the themed entertainment industry, the Thea Awards are regarded as the industry’s highest honor and a symbol of excellence. We congratulate Walt Disney Imagineering for this achievement and are thankful that our team of Show Set Designers and Technical Directors had the opportunity to help develop the rich, “in-world” details which brought Galaxy’s Edge to life. Galaxy’s Edge not only broke the mold, but has set the bar for all future experiences.

AOA is honored to have had a hand in many other award-winning projects.


2020    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge -  Show Set Design and Technical Direction 

2019 Volcano Bay - Project Management

2018     Frozen Ever After - Field Art Direction and Technical Direction

2018     Avatar Flight of Passage - Field Art Direction and Technical Direction

2017     Shanghai Disneyland - Project Management and Technical Direction

2017     Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure - Project Management

2017     Pandora - The World of Avatar - Field Direction and Technical Direction

2015     The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley - Theatrical Design and Production Lead

2015     Harry Potter and  the Escape from Gringotts - Special Effects Design and Production

2011     Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Special Effects Design and Production

2011     The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hogsmeade - Special Effects Design and Production

2007     Expedition Everest - Theatrical Design and Production Lead

2005     Mission: SPACE - Project Management

2005     Lucky the Dinosaur - Theatrical Design and Production Lead

2001     Millennium Village Experience - Project Management

2000    Animator's Palate - Production Design and Manager

2000   Test Track Presented by GM - Theatrical Design and Production Lead

1999     Animal Kingdom - Theatrical Design and Production Lead

1998     Encounter Restaurant at LAX - Theatrical Design and Production Lead


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