Forward Thinking

We’re always looking at things in new ways and coming up with new solutions that build success for our clients. Our artisan employees are innovative, motivated, creative, forward-thinking, and responsive. Generally speaking, the more unique the challenge, the more creative and imaginative the solution. Our clients inspire us to deliver this level of service. We are determined to exceed our clients expectations.

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National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore   

Concept: Fabricate a rolling exhibit wall for exhibition at multiple zoos

Services: Welding, Graphics, Carpentry

The team at Mecca Design & Production has loved working on this amazing project showcasing powerful photographs of animals by Joel Sartore, inspiring people to care about these animals and hopefully find ways to protect them.

The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. And you can help by spreading the word! Learn how you can sound the alarm about species at risk by participating in the #SaveTogether campaign. Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, but together we can help.

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South Dakota Tourism / EMC Outdoor

Concept: sculpt a replica of Mount Rushmore to promote tourism to South Dakota

Services: sculpture, welding, fabrication

With 2,700 pounds of high density foam, 2,500 pounds of steel, Mecca Design & Production, Inc.'s team brought Mount Rushmore to Chicago. The 22 ft. tall, one-third scale model of the national monument was created for the South Dakota Tourism department and EMC Outdoor to highlight South Dakota as a travel destination.

"It looks spectacular. It's not easy to replicate Mount Rushmore, but they did an amazing job," says (South Dakota) State Tourism Director Jim Hagen.

Rooftop Cinema

CONCEPT: Create multiple pieces for a rooftop movie watching environment

SERVICES: fabrication, installation, carpentry, cnc, painting, welding, Graphics

We loved this highly creative project for the Rooftop Cinema in Houston. We custom painted the old truck, created the popcorn kiosk, graphics and signage for the concession stand, a dining area, and box office. There were many elements but everything came together to create this epic venue.

Daltile’s Unforgettable Trade Show Booth

Concept: Create custom displays for industry leading brand’s flooring products at the international surfaces event in las vegas

services: installation, strike, fabrication, cnc, welding, sculpture, design, graphics

Mecca Design & Production Crafts and Installs Custom Displays for Daltile at TISE and Surfaces Event. Daltile is an industry leading brand of natural stone and slab products along with porcelain, glass and metal tile for both residential and commercial designs. According to Mecca Design & Production’s Kenneth Mecca, “We love continuing to work with Daltile on all their custom display, graphic and 3D elements to encourage interaction with their quality brand.” We used a variety of design elements, from water features, to LED lighting, artistic motifs, stunning graphics, and more.

 Prestonwood Baptist Church

Concept: entrance signage with a canopy, new rear signage, custom bookshelves and library setting for bibles, Roman fluted columns, custom cash registers with a wrap and lighting halo, and a unique children’s area including giant books, a reading nook, custom LED lighting, and a large, interactive match wall game.

Services: graphics, cnc, Sculpture, installation, painting, sewing

Prestonwood Baptist Church is a very large community building with many different areas for people to gather and enjoy. We have worked on many projects for them in the past but most recently the bookstore, children’s bookstore, and student center. We fabricated ten giant books for the children’s area, which were foam sculpted on the CNC router and painted to achieve an aged patina with gold, embossed titles. The entrance signage and canopy, custom planters, and front of store bible bookshelves and setting were created to with darker wood to bring in an upscale, warm, library feel.

It’s always a pleasure to work with Prestonwood Baptist Church, and we loved working together to update their bookstore and create an even more vibrant and welcoming space.

Goodyear Tires

concept: unveil a new tire by flying a giant replica over people’s heads

services: cnc, welding, paint, fabrication, installation

At Mecca Design, phone calls asking questions like, “Can you build us giant tires that we can suspend and fly over people’s heads?” are not uncommon. We LIVE for these kinds of creative problems, and we are ready to build whatever our clients dream up.

Take these GIANT tires commissioned by Goodyear. This was a very specific tire with very specific tread. See how Mecca Design used precision cut CNC parts to puzzle piece and match the tread for our client.

Oh, it needs to fly over people’s heads too? We welded a perfectly safe, metal hanging device so that our client could deliver their exact vision at the unveiling of these new tires that had to have exact replicas of treads (two different ones).

From start to finish: Wood construction with internal armatures that had to fly over peoples heads; CNC tread molds to interlock with each other; hundreds of side and tread pieces; Screwed to cylinder base; Logos added (CNC cuts); Seams filled, sanded and primed; Final scenic painted to look like rubber; Rims CNC'ed; All painted and presented to a happy client!

The Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee 

Concept: Outdoor classroom style exhibit

Services used: 3D Printing, Installation, Sculpture, CNC Router, Painting, Graphics

The newly enlarged Elephant Discovery Center at the The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee fills an outdoor learning corridor with life-size wild elephants painted on the brick and concrete walls, an interactive exhibit that explains elephant digestion, and six custom 3D-printed elephants complete with anatomically correct internal skeletal systems in various sizes and poses.

Mecca Design & Production, Inc., a custom exhibit fabrication company based in Dallas, working with Howard+Revis Design of Washington D.C., designed, crafted and installed the outdoor classroom exhibit, part of the Elephant Sanctuary’s educational outreach to help visitors understand more about wild elephants plus how and why elephants are losing their habitats and their lives.

Mecca collaborated with iZone Imaging out of Temple, Texas on all the printed graphics. iZone is internationally recognized as the leader in high performance laminated display prints. This is the second project Mecca has brought in iZone to create the nearly indestructible prints. The exhibits will help students learn more about elephant species, diet, habitats, and social structures.

Capital One Garage

Concept: Design & Build a collaborative workspace

Services: design + fabrication

Mecca Design & Production designed and crafted a new flexible, collaborative work space “Garage” for Capital One’s Digital design team, software engineers and product managers, helping to make the most of its innovation space as they quadruple its size at corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas.

This one-of-a-kind, custom environment incorporates garage doors that slide back and forth on red tracks to partition off different-sized areas, a dissected 1941 vintage car just right for a cozy meeting space or solo brainstorming, and the Activity Area, filled with unique seating areas that people may rush to sit in and call dibs: tables made out of giant Tinker Toys, Erector Set pieces, and Legos.

According to Mecca Design and Production’s Kenneth Mecca, “We love getting to take such a unique project from design to build to installation and create a space our clients only dreamed of. It’s great to transform a space to help creative ideas flourish and inspire greater productivity.”

The Podcast Movement 

Concept: Stage for awards, presenters, and inspiration

Services used: Install/Strike, CNC Router, Carpentry, Graphics

For the 3rd year in a row Mecca Design & Production, Inc. crafted original stages and sets for the Podcast Movement national podcast conference, running August 23 – 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Inspired by the thematic Anaheim old-fashioned postcard, the main stages feature multiple layers, starting with a custom-printed fabric for the backdrop and painted, CNC-cut dimensional pieces in front and the signature 3D fist and mic.

All sets, including 6 small ones for breakout sessions, consisted of dimensional pieces that were cut on the CNC router, then painted, with graphics added to the dimensional logos.

Outdoor Libraries, Game Carts, and Solar Pianos 

Concept: Sturdy, weather resistant game carts and rolling libraries for parks.

Services: Welding, Design

We fabricate newspaper and book racks for parks all over the United States. These are versatile pieces that utilize the center of the rack for storage of reading materials. Simply roll these out into the park, load with books, newspapers, and magazines, and you've got a library! 

We also specialize in park signage, and can help bring an overall uniform look to your park space. We are always capable of custom pieces, so let us know your vision and we will make it happen! 

You can find our pieces at awesome parks in: Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Wake Forest, NC; Newark, NJ; ADD YOUR CITY! Contact us and let us know what you're looking for! 

Game Carts

Rolling Libraries

Solar Pianos

We also craft solar powered pianos for parks. Like rolling libraries, they serve as a great addition to public parks. Bring your community together with live music. Host local musicians to provide ambiance and a peaceful atmosphere in your park. Also great for sing alongs with children, or any other type of performance, play or concert. Solar powered pianos are one of a kind, so let Mecca Design craft the perfect one for you. Let us know you are interested in a solar powered piano, and we will get right to work on providing you with custom colors and design to match your park. 

Dallas Zoo Signage

Concept: Create weather resistant, easy to read signage for the exhibits and monorail

Services: Welding, Plasma Cutter, Graphics

Mecca Design & Production crafted and installed custom, 9 x 4 ft., CNC plasma-cut hippos for The Brierley Hippo Encounter inside the Simmons Hippo Outpost at the Dallas Zoo, as well as CNC plasma-cut oxidized steel and wood signage celebrating the donors in the Kiboko Society, who helped bring the new Simmons Hippo Outpost to the zoo.

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Concept #1: Science Flash portable exhibit for the lobby of Perot.
Concept #2: Ornate 3 Dimensional frame to display a car from Sherlock Holmes' era.

Services: CNC Router, Fabrication, Carpentry, Graphics, Painting, Installation

We love making things for the Perot Museum. The intricate design on the frame around the car was all cut designed on the computer & cut out by our CNC Router. Also Pictured: Building the Building exhibit, 3rd Floor Lounge

George Bush Presidential Library & Museum 

Concept #1: Museum Exhibit

Services: Graphics, Fabrication, Install/Strike

Show viewers the inside the campaign trail at The Path to the Presidency Exhibit inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, an interactive exhibit produced and installed by Mecca Design & Production in collaboration with Howard + Revis Design.

Concept #2: Custom graphics and vinyl cut letters
to tell the story of presidential love for the game of baseball.

Services: Graphics, Installation

Baseball: "America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime,” open at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the SMU campus, explores the special connection presidents have had with the sport.

Greyhound / Eyecon Murals, inc. 

Concept: To create a mobile museum out of a Greyhound bus.

Services: Carpentry, Fabrication, Graphics, Installation

Celebrating 100 years of history and travel,  the converted bus houses memorabilia, touch-screen displays, videos and more in an artfully designed mobile museum. Mecca Design and Production was proud to work with the artists and designers at Eyecon Murals, Inc. in Dallas to bring the mobile museums to life.

First Tennessee Bank 

Concept: Giant Piggy Banks

Services used: Sculpture, CNC Router, Painting, Graphics

Mecca Design & Production Sends Five Larger-Than-Life Piggy Banks for 1st Tennessee Bank to Celebrate their 150th Year.

Sculpted by hand from foam, and painted in house.

The penny used for the coin on the piggy banks was routed out of foam using our CNC router.