Founder and Chief Creative Officer
BRC Imagination Arts
Bob Rogers is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of BRC Imagination Arts, an experience design agency that turns brands into destinations by conceiving, design, and producing emotionally evocative brand destinations and cultural attractions that audiences love. BRC's clients include some of the world's most iconic brands. Master storyteller, filmmaker, writer, director, and more, Rogers mentors a young and talented creative team as they serve clients both large and small.
BRC combines a passion for showmanship with a respect for scholarship, together with thoughtful and meaningful storytelling, mixed with a ton of fun and technical dazzle. BRC’s groundbreaking design of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum continues to shatter attendance expectations, and is one of the most studied museum projects in the world.
Since its inception in 1981, BRC has been honored with over 400 international awards for creative excellence, including two Oscar Nominations (Rainbow War and Ballet Robotique, both produced and directed by Bob) and 21 Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement in themed entertainment. NASA invited him to help develop its master plan for the exploration of Mars. Bob was later awarded the NASA Public Service Medal.
Oscar Board of Directors
In 2014, Bob was elected to the Board of Governors (Board of Directors) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars®). Bob is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and a former Board Member of the Ryman Arts Foundation, providing scholarships for young artists.
In 2015, Bob was nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy for "The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy."
Hall of Fame
Master storyteller, filmmaker, inventor and writer, Bob Rogers has been inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Hall of Fame. Previous inductees including Walt and Roy Disney; Walter Knott (Knott’s Berry Farm); Milton Hershey (Hersheypark) among many others.
In 2007, Bob Rogers received the THEA Lifetime Achievement Award for his breakthrough work in the themed entertainment and experience design industry worldwide. Fellow THEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Harrison “Buzz” Price told the crowd, “This isn’t an end – it’s a beginning. I can’t wait to see what Bob does next.”
Order of Lincoln Medal
In 2009 Bob received the Order of Lincoln Medal for his and BRC's role in creating The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Dreamers in Dream City
Bob Rogers is featured alongside Walt Disney,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Bruckheimer,
and others in Harry Brant Chandler's book
"Dreamers in Dream City"
Purchase Book at Angel City Press.
Bob Rogers, Founder of BRC Imagination Arts, is a special contributor to "The Expo Book", A Guide to the Planning, Organization, Design & Operation of World Exposition.