Since 2001, McConnell Studios has created custom designed elements for public, commercial, and residential clients with the goal of enhancing the environments in which we live, work, and play. Our work includes sculpture, lighting, architectural installations, and products at all scales created with a wide variety of materials and fabrication systems. We are creative problem solvers, working to benefit our clients by connecting budgets, materials, and vision with dreams.
Maintaining a dialogue with clients in the design process helps make each project unique. It provides an insight into the creation of custom pieces and gives those involved a connection and sense of ownership that is unique in a world of mass-produced products. We are intimately involved in all phases of work, from initial conception through fabrication and installation. 3D Cad is used prominently for the communication of concepts and in the execution of designs, ensuring accuracy at each stage. The slideshow below shows proposal renderings, some completed work, and some projects that were never realized. Matt McConnell holds degrees in Architecture and Industrial Design from the N.C. State College of Design and has 23 years of professional experience in large-scale sculpture, architectural installation, lighting, and furniture design, including hundreds of commissions in a huge variety of materials and forms. His work often requires direct coordination and collaboration with designers, architects, engineers, and general contractors.
Prominent Clients Include:
Google - SAS Institute - Lenovo- Belden- Royal Carribean - McKinney+Silver - United Therapeutics - Biogen Idec - Duke Energy -Duke Corporate Education - NC Bar Association - The Omni Nashville - Crystal Dynamics - CapStrat - Geomagic NC Museum of Art - The Research Triangle Park Foundation - DCH Regional Medical Center - Alabama State University University of North Carolina - Duke University - NC State University - City of Greensboro - The City of Raleigh - The Town of Cary - Virginia Center for Creative Arts - Longfellow Real Estate Partners - Novare Group - Banner Development - Grubb Ventures - Tri-Properties - Craig Davis Properties - Dilweg Properties - JPM South Development
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'First Line' - New Orleans Brass Sculpture - assembly video and time lapse
'Avia' sculpture assembly time lapse
'Avia' - sculpture in motion
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Rhinocerous 3D cad renderings and photographs of proposed, in process, and completed work followed by video of the Skyhouse project in construction