Posted: October 24, 2013
The Center Concept is now accessible in its entirety on our new Webpage that includes the Center’s Architectural Drawings, Business Plan, Organizational Structure, Blog, and Book.
With the publication of the Center Webpage, The First Conceptualization Phase of the Extraterrestrial Cultural Center is now almost complete and we begin to move forward on to the Second Phase; that of actualizing the Concept. Most of us doing the conceptual work have little experience with organization and management. We hope, now that the Conceptual Phase is ending, that a much more experienced and capable management team will join with us, to bring this Concept to reality in Phase Two.
Phase Two will require high caliber business people coming on board who are capable of running a large organization and who also have the fundraising capabilities necessary to raise millions of dollars to build the Centers. The initial task for the advanced management team is to make the Extraterrestrial Cultural Centers International a legal non-profit entity and to begin fundraising for a modest operating budget the first year.
I don’t see how we can advance much further on just volunteer help and we are also going to need funding to cover expenses involved with expansion. The rate of expansion for the Center is going to depend on the willingness of others to get involved with Center activities. It is possible that we are way ahead of the curve in regards to the needs of this organization, both by the UFO/ET community and the public in general.
For this reason I see a conservative timeline of 20-30 years toward a full Center network of Earth based Extraterrestrial Cultural Centers, possibly linked to other Cultural Centers on other worlds. It is, however possible that this timeline could shrink to as little as ten years if public awareness should shift dramatically in our favor. Such a shift could come from internal societal causes, from increased ET interactions, or from a combination of both factors. Anyhow regardless of the timeline we are just happy to have Phase One initiated and completed as our gift to ourselves and to humanity.
Tentative Center Design Schedule
By Max Vasher
First, I have already started some plans and section drawings on AUTOCAD. I will be posting these next, but they are going to take at least a few more weeks and probably up to a couple months. After that I am going to start a physical model and then a computer 3-D model. I always do a real model to work the design out further in my head. I will of course post pictures as that evolves. A real model will be fun to do and helpful to me as a designer, but our audience is online so the computer model is probably where I will then concentrate most of my efforts. This will provide us with a picture of the ECCI from any angle that will look like a real building in the real world. The added bonus to this is that we will be able to do an animated walk-through that people can watch online.
This will take a few months. I am strongly considering entering the design in a design competition called the Evolo Design Competition. It is a well-respected competition that focuses on design for the 21st Century. Our subject matter will be pushing the envelope for what they are used to, but I have to pay to get in so I will have to be at least considered in the competition. Truthfully, they are quite progressive so the design has a strong chance of doing well.
The added benefit is that we will be enlightening people to our subject matter in an intellectual and creative setting. I will be entering in the 2015 Competition which has a deadline around Nov. 2014. That means by this time next year we will have a completely developed professional design. Although it is a year out it is a tight schedule for one guy doing an entire facility, but this is a labor of love and potentially the most important thing I will ever have the pleasure of designing.
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