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We develop great ideas

Building17 is driven by Lee Patrick, a creative exhibit developer with more than twenty-five years’ experience working for globally renowned museums, nature organizations, and design agencies.

Our approach takes its cue from a spirit of inquiry to represent stories of our world, people, and beyond in ways that create true and meaningful connections.

To accomplish this, we follow emerging thoughts on design, technology, and engagement—with some fun thrown in—to create unique and novel ways of reaching public audiences.


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  • Digital Media
  • Interactive
  • Interpretation
  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Rights Management
Photo of exhibits inside Abbott Visitor Center, Chimney Rock, Nebraska

Chimney Rock, Nebraska

Redesigned Visitor Center and Exhibits

Photo showing first floor interior of Thacher State Park Visitor Center, New York

Thacher State Park, NY

New Visitor Center and Exhibits

Screenshot of Revolutionary War online game for kids, Old Stone House website

Old Stone House, Brooklyn

Mobile Website Games for Kids

Photo of Playquarium exhibit at the NY Aquarium

Playquarium, NY Aquarium

Concept Planning for a Children's Playspace

Examples of Bronx Zoo Africa Trail interpretive graphics

Bronx Zoo Africa Trail

Interpretive Graphics

Screenshot from museum exhibition video, parade dragon

Creatures of the Air

AMNH Exhibition Video

Photo of TV media wall at Sheen Center, NY

Sheen Center, NY

Synched Archival TV Wall Display

Photo of permanent Ocean Life Hall at American Museum of Natural History

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Permanent Hall, AMNH

Photo of personality test interactive within Race to South Pole exhibition, American Museum of Natural History

South Pole Personality Test

Electronic Interactive

Graphics from Bronx Zoo Run for the Wild event

Bronx Zoo Run for the Wild

Event Collateral Graphics

Summary poster of Safari Adventure nature play visitor studies

Safari Adventure

Visitor Engagement & Nature Play Studies

Screenshot from Monkey King animation

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Monkey King Animation

Photo of outdoor graphics from 96 Elephants campaign, Bronx Zoo

96 Elephants

Pop-up Conservation Campaign

Photo of working Astrolabe interactive within Traveling the Silk Road exhibition, American Museum of Natural History

Silk Road Astrolabe

Hands-on Interactive

Screenshot of iPhone tour app, New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Tour App Content Development

Photo of projection table, Battle of Brooklyn exhibition, New York Historical Society

New York Historical Society

Battle of Brooklyn Projection Table

Image of a sample page from Bronx Zoo Asia Plaza concept proposals

Bronx Zoo Asia Plaza

Interactive Concept Proposal

Still image from licensed b-movie clip with text asking What Lies Beyond the 4th Dimension?

Research & Licensing

Multiple Projects

Screenshot from We Are Water traveling touchscreen interactive

We Are Water

Colorado University Traveling Interactive

Image samples of graphics about turtle conservation, JungleWorld exhibition, Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo Turtle Conservation

Interpretive Graphics

Photo of large touchscreen media wall at Stevenson High School Athletic Center

Stevenson High School

Athletic Center Touchscreen Wall

Sample graphic showing an animal ID from the Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo World of Birds

Interpretive Animal IDs

3D rendering of Sinomax pillow room showroom

Sinomax Showroom

3D Design Renderings

Photo showing People and the Park exhibit area at Thacher State Park Visitor Center, New York

Thacher State Park, NY

Content Development

Contact Us

Find out what we’re up to and inquire how we can help you!

Brooklyn, NY


+1 646 287 8847

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