03 June 2011

David Schaefer

David Schaefer 
Technical Director, Falcon's Treehouse
SATE '11 Orlando Panel: Placemaking - The BàNà Hills French Village

David’s enthusiasm and critical eye, combined with his design and mechanical engineering expertise, has expanded the ability of Falcon’s Treehouse to react to clients with flexibility and efficiency. As a key team member on several challenging and highly aggressive efforts, David’s unflappable, level headed attitude has become a trademark.

As the technical/ integration manager for the Singapore Science Center’s iSpace project, David attended to every detail of the construction build‐out of the facility. As a representative for iSpace Executive Producer Falcon’s Treehouse, he worked as a quality controller, making sure that the vendors met the exacting standards specified in the design.


On the Inspiration of Flight dark ride for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, David served as a key manager for every facet of the project, from design to realization, watching over such key tasks as vendor management and integration and on‐site show programming.


David’s meticulous attention to detail, couple with his design abilities, have contributed to numerous projects at every stage of development, from conception to reality.


Projects include:


• 8th Portal Theme Park Masterplan

• BàNà Hills French Village Masterplan
• 2010 Shanghai World Expo – China Aviation Pavilion Inspiration of Flight Attraction
• OCT’s Happy Valley Shanghai – Storm Chaser Attraction
• Melco City of Dreams – The Bubble Show
• Melco City of Dreams – The Virtual Aquarium
• Lotte World – Enchanted Kingdom
• Mizin – Winds of the Desert Masterplan
• AMWAL – Sahara Kingdom Resort Masterplan
• OCT East Eco Resort – Knight Valley Theme Park Overall Masterplan
• Singapore Science Center – iSpace
• San Diego’s Wild Animal Park – Long Range Development Masterplan
• Alton Towers – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride
• Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Curse of DarKastle Attraction
• Destiny USA – Overall Masterplan
• SeaWorld San Diego – Journey to Atlantis Attraction
• Houston Space Center – Blast Zone
• Ramoji Film City – Ramoji Tower Rumble Attraction
• Ramoji Film City – Filmi Sanjeet World Attraction