Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dennis Tanida Joins VOA Associates LA Office as Design Principal-in-Charge

Orlando, FL, USA – Dennis Tanida, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined the Los Angeles office of international architecture, planning, interior design, and landscape architecture firm, VOA Associates Incorporated, as Design Principal-in-Charge.

Mr. Tanida brings nearly 35 years of experience in the design industry specializing in Hospitality and Themed Entertainment projects throughout California and internationally. As Design Principal, Dennis will be responsible for engaging new and existing clients in the Cultural, Arts and Entertainment industry, and adhere to the highest standards of creativity showcasing the client’s brand identity and maximizing value.

Previous to joining VOA, Mr. Tanida was a Design Principal focusing on the planning and design of theme parks and large scale entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, and convention centers.   His design portfolio includes Disney’s Animation Attraction at Disney California Adventure, Anaheim; Fortress Explorations and Galleon Attractions at the Tokyo DisneySea; Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park, KS; Fox Entertainment Plaza and Black Box Theater, Riverside, CA; The Falls at the Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Canyon, Phoenix, AZ; and the San Diego Convention Center Expansion.

Mr. Tanida earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California graduating as valedictorian, magna cum laude. He is on the board of the American Institute of Architects California Council, a Founding Board Member of the U.S. Green Building Council Inland Empire Chapter, and a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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