Bio & Key Projects //
MYND Workshop is a Reality Capture & Architectural Documentation studio founded in 2015 by Michael Robison and Dallas Bennett. From 2015 to 2018, MYND Workshop implemented a combination of 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry to document high profile buildings and developments in and around New York and the Tri-State area, primarily in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. Projects have included The Glass House by Philip Johnson, Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York, Yale Club of New York, 55 Hudson Yards, Nordstrom’s Central Park Tower, Robert A.M. Stern’s 220 Central Park South, The Ford Foundation, Brookfield Place, East River Waterfront Esplanade, The Brooklyn Navy Yard among many others.
MYND Workshop Founders //
MYND Workshop partner and co-founder Michael Robison is a graduate from the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Having worked for high end architecture and interior design firms in New York, he is conscientious of the value of reliable building survey documents. Michael has spent countless hours in planning meetings, on job sites and developing presentations for Landmarks Preservation Commission hearings and has a solid insight into the tailored needs of AEC and Historic Preservation professionals as they plan for documenting unique and challenging projects. He currently acts as CEO at MYND Workshop and is also developing a book on design principles and processes.
MYND Workshop partner and co-founder Dallas Bennett is a graduate from the City College of New York. After migrating to New York in 2005, he worked for years doing prop design and fabrication for the film and event planning industries. His portfolio of projects includes work for high profile clients such as Spotify, AOL, Audi and Converse. This past experience provided Dallas with a sharp eye for detail and an understanding of how important planning and a clear and thorough set of shop drawings are to achieve a project on time and on budget. He currently acts as CTO at MYND Workshop and is also involved in a research project on new methods for rapidly capturing buildings in 3D formats.
Key Clients //
Clients have included SOM, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Evergreene Architectural Arts, AECOM Tishman, Pierre-Yves Rochon, JT Magen, Hunter Roberts, Boston Properties, Turner Construction, BIG, Shop Architects, Dan Colen, Starr Restaurants, Ray-Ban and many others. MYND has worked on a wide variety of project types including Historic Preservation, High End Residential Townhouse and Apartment Renovations, MEP and BIM Coordination, Steel and Metal Fabrication, Superstorm Sandy Restoration Efforts, CGI for Film and Special Effects, Virtual Reality and Fine Art Documentation. MYND has given a number of talks and workshops and has collaborated with institutions including CUNY’s Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC Barcelona).
Looking Forward //
MYND Workshop is now also operating as a Research & Development Studio, aiming to advance reality capture techniques revolving around the use of 3D Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, Photography and more. Our goal is to capture and digitize the world in the truest, most accurate way possible.