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Industry news and thoughts from our talented team.

21 July 2017 // Thoughts

Pop Culture Shorthand Part 3 – Creating the IP-Based Experience

We’ve touched on the history of IP usage and how it has become such a pervasive part of theme park…
20 July 2017 // Thoughts

Pop Culture Shorthand Part 2 – Why IP?

Yesterday, we re-capped some of the bigger IP-based projects of the past several years, and how the “IP movement” is only…
19 July 2017 // Thoughts

Pop Culture Shorthand – An Inside Look at IP with Colin Cronin

Here at JRA Insights, we love handing over the posting reigns to our “folks in the trenches” – the designers…
26 June 2017 // Thoughts

The Arts Mean Business: Breaking Down the Arts and Economic Prosperity V Report

The numbers are in, and they are staggering. In 2015, the arts and culture sector brought in $166.3 billion in economic activity.…
12 June 2017 // Thoughts

Past Reflections and Future Strategies: Five Years of the TEA/AECOM Museum Index

Last week, we analyzed the findings of the 2016 Theme Index, published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and economic feasibility firm, AECOM. Today,…
26 April 2017 // News

Couple Weds at SPAM® Museum

PR Newswire/Hormel Foods Press Release Yesterday, Mark I Love SPAM Benson – who last year legally changed his name as…
04 April 2017 // Thoughts

Where Are They Now – Celebrating Three Decades of Children’s Museum Design

Over the past 30 years, JRA has had the honor and pleasure of working with children’s museums from Sioux City…
24 March 2017 // JRA Culture

27 Inches to Life Size – Transforming a Design Into a Built Reality

We've have a special treat for our blog readers today as designer Rachel Daheim shares the experience of her first…
09 April 2016 // JRA Culture

Keith James – Tales from an Unbelievable Life

“Who could have written this script?” Forty-five years ago, JRA CEO Keith James took a summer job at Kings Island…