cultural centers & exhibits
Lisa Specht Welcome Center
The Music Center Plaza and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California
A New Way of Wayfinding
As part of the Los Angeles Music Center’s 20-month reimagining of the historic campus’s plaza, Beaudry Interactive designed three new interactive welcome screens to engage visitors as they arrive to The Music Center (TMC). Whether it’s your first visit to the plaza or a regular coffee stop on your way to the office, the interactive welcome screens have tons of helpful and captivating content to discover.
Located in the Lisa Specht Welcome Center, these 6’x 3’5” interactive screen stations do so much more than act as a traditional wayfinding and informational tool. One of the central goals of this project was to turn The Music Center inside out, giving visitors a view into TMC’s deep and storied connections to the greater Angelino and arts communities, as well as providing access to the expansive variety of programming and activities the campus has to offer. The interactive screens act as your concierge to the plaza, orienting guests to the grand buildings surrounding them and to the new dining and recreational opportunities throughout the plaza and neighboring Grand Park. Recently named the “fifth venue” of The Music Center, the plaza welcome screens have the ability to transform into a vast artistic canvas, creating yet another exciting destination for visitors to delight in The Music Center’s fantastic art partnerships.
Supporting TMC’s mission to create a “Plaza for All,” the interactive screens have a sharp focus on accessibility. In addition to pointing guests to accessibility resources and services across the plaza, the screens themselves feature ADA-accessible scrolling menus, designed to place content and UI elements within reach range for all visitors. The welcome screens were also built to support multi-language capabilities, giving the information and media content on the interactive screens a wider reach.