TK Architects International is celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a firm. We wanted to reflect on our past, celebrate our present, and project our future. We wanted to share it with all the people that have joined us along this journey, including clients, contractors, vendors, friends, and family. As we have grown we have added services, sectors, and diverse international locales. Social media became the platform to bridge distance and a worldwide pandemic. We hope you enjoy the campaign and invite you to share your stories, comments, and memories with us.
Relive the anniversary content with us! Scroll through and see what TKA has been, and IS all about from past to present. Below is all of our anniversary content organized by sector.
Each image below is a playlist. Kick back with some popcorn, and see some History, and meet the people who built TKA. Also, enjoy content from: Cinema, Food & Beverage, and Entertainment!
We hope you will enjoy the content and join us on Facebook and LinkedIn to share some of your favorite moments with us!
Full youtube Playlist HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aZY9hedVAY&list=PLVqK0Gnu_6-gCnl2Zxps8jpDm5y-rXfre
TK ARCHITECTS HISTORY
Sr. Principal MIKE CUMMINGS kicks off our INTERVIEW SERIES and talks about how TK Architects got involved in the cinema industry. Follow along in this TKA HISTORY Playlist and hear from a number of our Principals including Jack Muffoletto, Tamra Knapp, Brad Reynolds, and more! This playlist is packed with TKA origin stories, memorandums, challenges, influences, and acquaintances that help to mold TK Architects into the industry-leading company that it is today. (15 videos)
See where it all started in the CINEMA for TK Architects! Enjoy our story from the outside to the inside and all around. Grab some popcorn and join us down the promenade to the BIG screen! (10 Videos)
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Food and Beverage is not only a stand-alone market sector. It spans across various market sectors as a component of them. TK has worked on a variety of projects encompassing all ranges of Food and Beverage elements from small kiosks and self-service counters to full-service restaurants. Having engineering in-house is a particular benefit to the Food and Beverage sector work as F&B equipment is specialized and required focused MEP engineering. When you add our special relationship with equipment vendors, the project work is streamlined for client success. (5 videos)
The evolution of TK Architects from Cinema to holistic Entertainment Facilities seemed to happen naturally due to the synergy that cinema and other entertainment opportunities bring. Entertainment Facilities offer a large revenue stream from Arcades, Bowling, Mini Golf, VR, AR, and Escape rooms. (5 Videos)
Thank you for following along with our 40th-anniversary content and us over the years. We had a great time creating the content and hearing some of the stories from the past, from the people who built TKA to be what it is today.
Please follow along on social mediaas we open a new chapter in TK Architects history!
The Cinema Technology Community (CTC), is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization that aims to advance the use of technology to enhance all aspects of the movie-going experience.
With over 450 members in more than 65 countries, the members represent all facets of the film industry; from film distributors to cinema exhibitors, integrators, manufacturers, journalists, and thought leaders. The membership community is united by a shared passion for technology and the cinematic experience.
What is the Lifetime Achievement Award?
The Lifetime Achievement Award this year is awarded to not one but two individuals, rewarded to individuals to recognize their efforts to support the cinema industry.
On November 26th, 2020 CTC announced the recipients of its prestigious 2020 awards at its appropriately special online event, ‘One Community Day’. The awards night recognized individuals and organizations that continue to drive excellence in movie-going through the use of technology and outstanding service to the industry.
Representing TK Architects, our very own Mike Cummings. Mike is being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for being a “true technologist” for his understanding of the cinema industry. Mike and TKA are renowned as one of the first to pioneer in the use of 3D designs to build cinemas. As architects moved from 2D pencil-to-paper drawings to Digital 3D Building Information Modeling, TK recognized the opportunities that 3D design could bring. Providing clients with digital walk-thrus of cinemas while still in the concept stage, this technology proved to be better collaboration with project partners while reducing on-site construction costs and wastage. This technological revolution has enabled TK to continue to be at the forefront of global design creating amazing cinema spaces for all to enjoy.
Mike is not only a major part of TK Architects, he is also a big part of the cinema industry. This well-deserved recognition makes us proud and we hope he is planning a big party!
CTC Annual Awards 2020
Join film-critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode and CTC’s own ‘Last Projectionist Standing’ Dave Norris in recognizing the 2020 Award Recipients in the video below:
Visit video on youtube for timestamp to Mikes Lifetime Achievement presentation:https://youtu.be/47poWiqsoJI (click “more” in the description)
Covid Innovation Award – Vista Entertainment Solutions Cinema of the Year – Nightflix Cinemas Rising Star – Alice Tentori Technology Pioneer – Dolby Laboratories Outstanding Achievement – CJ Cinema Summit Lifetime Achievement – Mike Cummings Lifetime Achievement – Peter Hall
For further information on CTC including membership opportunities, visit www.cinema-technology.com or email email@example.com