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Scalable Exhibits at a Corporate Learning Center

Aera Energy Learning Center Exhibits
Bakersfield, California, USA

HOK designed scalable exhibits that enhance the educational experience at Aera Energy’s unique learning center.

The company’s employees attend Aera Academy to collaborate, learn and innovate.

To illustrate what takes place underground during the drilling process, the design transforms the interior columns into wellbores. Weight-bearing pillars are transformed into visual teaching tools that illustrate the drilling process.

Floor-to-ceiling imagery illustrating different production processes and drill string tools help educate employees about the lifecycle of oil-field assets. The physical stage set and its dimensional props become on-screen content displayed as full motion video.


14,000 sq. ft. / 1,300 sq. m.


Display Environments
Exhibit Displays