Downtown Spotlight: Solomon Group

MAY 18, 2012 | NEWS

Published in the Downtown Development District’s “What’s Up Downtown” 18 May 2012 Issue

Since 2009, Solomon Group has been reimagining how we experience our surroundings, from events and museum exhibits to attractions and venues. Their work includes but is not limited to production, design, fabrication and architecture.

“Simply put, we bring stories to life,” said Gary Solomon, Jr., president of Solomon Group. “We take a different approach to our work, starting with the audience’s perspective. From there, we utilize cutting-edge technologies and create systems to deliver one-of-a-kind, spectacular experiences.”

Recently, Solomon Group has been a part of some of Downtown’s largest projects, including the construction and production at Champions Square, the exterior lighting at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen. The New Orleans-based company also works on projects around the country, including systems integration for Dolly Parton’s $11 million “Pirate’s Voyage” attraction in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which features fire, water, live animals and acrobatics.

Starting with five people in their South Peters Street office, the company has grown to include more than 35 employees. Their footprint has expanded to include a 30,000 square-foot fabrication and production facility, where they create everything from theatrical scenery to complex automation systems right here in our own backyard. The company also recently purchased property on Girod and Baronne Streets that is being renovated as a live performance design studio. The company’s total investment into downtown will exceed $10 million by 2013.

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