The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is ready to explain how it wants to replace the Balboa Fun Zone with ExplorOcean.
Phil Hettema ILLU ’81, Art Center alumnus and founder of The Hettema Group, an award-­‐winning theme park and museum design firm, said, “These are difficult economic times for everyone and Art Center students are not exempt, but I have a sense that the College is responding to these challenges in a forthright way. The energy and sense of vision at Art Center feels stronger than ever and the strategic plan exemplifies this. There's a real investment and passion in the students with a focus on dynamic learning and initiatives that are meaningful in today’s world."
Phil Hettema talks about the future of coaster design in the August 1, 2011 issue of Newsweek magazine.
Industry leaders, including Phil Hettema, discuss the impact of "Avatar" and the future of 3-D filmmaking for attractions in this month's issue of Funworld magazine.