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02.26.13
Trustee Rick Carter Wins Academy Award for Production Design

SCI-Arc trustee Rick Carter won an Oscar on Sunday, February 24, for the production design on Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film Lincoln. This marks the second academy award for Carter, who joined the SCI-Arc board in January 2012.

Carter previously won an Oscar for his art direction on James Cameron’s Avatar.

“It’s very much an instinctive process,” Carter recently told the New York Times. The article also noted that Carter was inspired by a trip to the White House in 2003, when he visited the Lincoln Bedroom—originally Lincoln’s office—and walked the hallways. “The space felt haunted,” said Carter, “not a dark or negative haunting, but the burden that was carried by Lincoln in his time."

“From the very beginning we knew this would be a psychological space,” Carter added. Read the full story HERE.