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Wyatt Design Group Spins Off From MKSK

Pasadena, CA, USA (October 15, 2012) — Award-winning entertainment design studio Wyatt Design Group, Inc. (WDG) has spun off from their affiliation with Columbus, Ohio based planning and landscape design firm, MKSK (formerly known as MSI Design). The separation allows each office to focus on their core strengths and market sectors. The two now independent groups will retain their proven team approach when the nature or scale of the project would benefit from a collaborative effort. “Re-establishing my group as an independent design studio will allow us to be more specialized to the worldwide entertainment and leisure industry, and yet we can tap the resources at MKSK for larger development projects involving urban planning and landscape design,” remarks Larry Wyatt, founder and lead designer of Wyatt Design Group.

Wyatt Design Group, Inc. originally launched in 1999 as an entertainment design group based in Pasadena, California offering master planning, conceptual design, attraction and show design. In 2006 they joined MSI Design as their California office, which later merged into MKSK in 2011. The combined goal was to expand the landscape architect firm’s reach into the attraction and leisure markets and for WDG to provide full service offerings. “Our six years as MSI Design have been a very successful, collaboration of creating award-winning projects together. Now we are excited with our new focus as an independent studio to concentrate our services to the entertainment industry,” remarks Wyatt.

Most recently, MSI Design and Wyatt Design Group completed show design for the immersive, interactive attraction “Justice League-Alien Invasion 3D” interactive ride produced by Sally Industries, which opened in September of this year at Warner Bros. Movie World Australia. Wyatt Design Group designers collaborated with Sally’s in-house creative and technical team to create an interactive attraction that employs cutting edge media-based technology. Other recent projects include a strategic master plan for Hershey’s Chocolate World and concept design of a theme park for WATG. “We are excited for Larry and the team at Wyatt Design Group and are sure of their continued success. We have enjoyed our professional relationship with our colleagues for many years, and look forward to continuing to collaborate in the future,” comments Keith Myers, Senior Principal at MKSK.

Details of current and upcoming projects are currently confidential, but they include an indoor snow attraction, theme park projects in Asia and the Middle East, and an entertainment resort in Las Vegas.

More information on Wyatt Design Group can be found at

About Wyatt Design Group: 

Wyatt Design Group, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary entertainment design studio based in Pasadena, California, specializing in exhibitions, attractions, and leisure destinations. Its core staff has expertise in master planning, site development, architectural and interior design, and show design. 
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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