ParkView Meeting + Event Center

When Mall of America needed to relocate their banquet hall they called on Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates (KOMA) to assist. The Parkview Meeting + Event Center features 4,000 square feet of private event space along with a 700 square foot balcony that overlooks Nickelodeon Universe. KOMA’s design incorporates perimeter programmable LED lighting and SageGlass LightZoneTM […]

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Shredder’s Mutant Masher

Nickelodeon Universe needed to upgrade an existing ride located within the theme park (Danny Phantom Ghost Zone) due to a nearing expiration date.  Nickelodeon created the concept for the new themed attraction which plays off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story.  Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates (KOMA) was involved with determining placement of the new ride, designing […]

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FlyOver America

FlyOver America is a virtual flight ride across America. The motion seating and special effects including wind, scents and mist combine to make the ride feel like a true flying experience.  Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates (KOMA) involvement began at the conceptual design phase and extended all the way through construction.  KOMA was tasked with coordinating a pre-designed […]

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Sea Life Minnesota

The aquarium first opened at Mall of America in 1996 under the name Underwater World to which Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates (KOMA) provided miscellaneous design services. In 2008 the company was acquired by Merlin Entertainment who worked with KOMA and Kay Elliott Architects to re-brand the aquarium to Sea Life.  Major updates such as added touch pools, […]

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EMS Entertainment Center

When Bloomingdales left MOA in 2012, it left behind a large unleased space on the third floor.  EMS Entertainment, LLC partnered with MOA to bring life to this space by setting up three individual exhibit spaces tied to a central gathering space.  “Barbie The Dreamhouse Experience” was the first exhibit to open at the EMS […]

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NBA Globe

The sculpture was designed and created for the annual NBA All-Star Jam Session, a series of events and activities created for basketball fans by Minneapolis based Vee Corporation and the NBA. Constructed in 2013 for the Houston-based event, the design is a fusion of a globe and basketball, representing the traveling NBA. Standing at 30 feet tall with a […]

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House of Comedy

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy is widely credited not only for ushering in a new chapter in the Twin Cities’ comedy scene, but for also rejuvenating the fourth floor of the Mall of America. KOMA engineers, architects and interior designers worked with PCL Construction Services and Audio Video Planners to develop this Vegas-style, 350-seat, 6,000 […]

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Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe is the first theme park for Nickelodeon, and KOMA was the design force behind many of the retail and structural sites. KOMA worked closely with Nickelodeon who masterminded the overall attraction concept and with Forrec, a planning and design firm responsible for the overall master-planning of the park renovation. Located in Mall of […]

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