Talent and Expertise for Extraordinary Projects
• Lexington provides support to seamlessly develop projects from designer’s concepts through installation and commissioning.
• We provide designers the technical resources to comprehensively develop project Scope and Schedule and we provide clients full-service Execution and Maintenance.
Our Assurance of Quality Work
• Lexington has earned the reputation for delivering compelling and durable guest experiences with a 30 year record of success.
• Our history is one of long-term relationships with our clients, partners and team members.
• Lexington's processes and expertise are applied with consistent discipline while our technical and production capabilities strategically evolve.
• Our mission is to constantly exceed established standards through innovation and investment in our team of professionals and leading technology.
Lexington is a unique full service corporation with worldwide experience. We are a company of artisans that excel in bringing unique visions to reality.
• Design Development and Pre-Construction
• Sculpting & Model Making
• FRP, GFRG, and GFRC Architectural Cast Products
• Fabrication Drawings and Construction
• Prototyping & Interactive Development
• Project Management
• Mural & Scenic Painting
• Metal Fabrication
• Signage & Graphics Design and Production
• Audio-Visual and Lighting Integration
• Artifact Handling
Projects and Markets
• Attractions and Entertainment Environments
• Hospitality and Restaurants
• Science and Technology Museums
• Cultural Centers
• Traveling Exhibitions
• History Museums
• Children’s Museums
• Over 250 full time staff - management, design, production
• Facilities of over 100,000 sf
• Los Angeles CA and Orlando FL locations
• Bonding of over $25M
Our singular design, production and management staff have the benefit of years and in some cases decades of collaborative effort. We are a fluid team of professionals who come together with industry leading specialist partners to form seamless project teams.
Most of our key staff and production team have been with Lexington for more than 10 years and many have more than 20 years tenure. We take pride in maintaining a workplace conducive to long term success, and we focus on building lasting relationships with our clients.
Lexington Management and Key People
Richard Bencivengo – President & CEO
Richard joined Lexington in 2002 following more than twenty-five years of success in producing network television and radio programming. Richard brings to Lexington well honed skills at the senior management level in sales, marketing and financial controls. Richard drives both the creative and operational sides of Lexington’s business. His focus on delivery of unparalleled quality with unerring consistency and efficiency has made Lexington a leader in our industry.
Frank Bencivengo – COO
Frank began his career in the commercial architectural design industry. Frank has led Lexington’s growth from a humble beginning as a scenery company to be an international provider of specialized environments, thematic features and attractions. He has methodically developed the company’s extensive network of contacts. His drive and passion for the themed entertainment industry is a wellspring for Lexington’s resilient growth. He has a degree in Business Administration and a half century of experience in themed design and construction.
Mike Santiago – CFO
Mike brings Lexington a strong track record as a senior executive in early stage public and private companies. He contributes particular expertise in building the financial foundations that promote growth and stability. Prior to founding Management Systems, Inc, he served as Senior Vice President/CFO of Improvenet, a Camarillo-based advertising services and home improvement marketing company. Previously, he was President & COO of Creators Syndicate, a newspaper syndication company where he built the management team and grew the organization to more than 150 employees. He spent three years at KPMG in the audit, tax and consulting groups where he acquired a wide variety of practical experience. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and holds a Business Administration and Accounting degree graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California.
Stewart Zilberberg – Director of Planning and Development
Stewart joined Lexington in 2006 after serving over nineteen years as Vice President of Scenery West. Widely recognized as an authority in the entertainment design and construction field, Stewart served on the Board of Directors of the Themed Entertainment Association for three years, including one year as Treasurer. He is frequently invited to speak and serve on panels at conferences for a number of markets including retail, hospitality and entertainment.
Born in New York, Stewart studied theater construction and design at Brooklyn College and Lester Polokov School of Design in New York City. He served his apprenticeship at the venerable Nolan Scenic Studios and continued his career as a carpenter and stagehand for Broadway theaters, the Metropolitan Opera and television in New York City.
Rick Graham – Director of Technical Design
Rick has 30 years experience technical design, engineering and construction which includes high performance automotive design and engineering. As Director of Technical Design for Lexington, Rick manages a staff of 20 diverse professionals with all the skills to design structures, interactive machines and special effects for Theme Parks and Entertainment Facilities.
Rick has developed the department from a basic AutoCAD platform to dynamic modeling and CNC parts production for complex architectural forms and sophisticated electro - mechanical operation. Technical design incorporates in-house engineering and complete specification of materials, means and methods for multi-million dollar permanent attractions.
Annual production of 300 unique projects includes industry leading work for the Disney Company, Universal Studios, ESPN, CNN and most major international entertainment companies. Rick has established a rigorous process of design development which progressively articulates each component and project efficiently, quickly and robustly. Lexington’s work is designed to last longer than the structures around them.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Technical Design / Build
Lexington worked with Universal Studios Orlando to create the magical sets for this groundbreaking and wildly popular ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests are transported via flying benches from Hogwarts to the Forbidden Forest
to the Quidditch Pitch to the Chamber of Secrets and back. Lexington fabricated and integrated a detailed design show package to coordinate show sets, show props, animated figures, animated props, show action equipment, special effects, projection and lighting. Lexington worked in close coordination with InterAmerica stage on the installation.
Cars Land Disneyland Anaheim
Technical Design / Build
Based on the Disney-Pixar animated movie Cars, the new land will re-create Radiator Springs as a backdrop for three new rides. Radiator Springs Racers – will be a race ride through the Cars Land landscape. Luigi’s Flying Tires will be modeled after the old the Flying Saucers ride in Tomorrowland, and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is described as a swinging square dance featuring baby tractors pulling Mater’s junkyard trailers. Lexington was a key collaborator in the enginnering, technical design, fabrication and installation of many of the most elabororate feature elements and all the show sets in the land. Lexington established a rigorous process of preplanning, technical design and quality control that resulted in an extraordinary ride and show.
Unique Fabrication Techniques
Lexington utilized a variety of proprietary sculpting, molding, structural and finishing techniques that lowered cost and delivered high quality within the schedule. With a comprehensive metal fabrication shop, Lexington provided structural engineering, technical design and all fabrication for both structural and ornamental details. The sculpting shop fully developed characters and architectural components from design renderings through mockups and final sculpts, delivering precise molds and intricate final elements that were finished to standards exceeding automotive quality. Lexington integrated ride and show systems, AV, lighting and fabricated and installed all scenic and prop elements.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
Design / Build
Lexington, working in conjunction with Cuningham Group for
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Harrah’s
Entertainment to expand and renovate their Great Smoky
Mountains Resort. The rotunda is considered the crown jewel
of the expansion, and a must-see. The centerpiece of the
rotunda is twin 68-foot waterfalls that cascade from the ceiling to a collection pool in the floor. The synchronized lighting that moves with the videos and music emanates from eight 60- foot-tall tree columns decorating both the first and second floor of the rotunda. Each tree is filled with more than 30,000 colored LED lights that are digitally programmed to create a multitude of programmed color combinations.
Lexington was single sourced by the Owner and Cuningham Group for the concept, schematic and design development through technical design and engineering and fabrication and installation for the eight trees and pair of waterfalls. Lexington's process included a mock-up phase at the completion of schematic design that included fabricating and setting up in an aircraft hanger a full size mock-up of one of the tree and one of the waterfalls to show proof of concept and lighting / show capabilities to the owner and
Galaxy Macau Resort and Casino
Technical Design / Build
Lexington technically designed and fabricated the complex dynamic showstopping Diamond and Crystal Pool for Jeremy Railton of Entertainment Design Corporation. Fabricated of aluminum clad in tempered glass mirror, the diamond weighs 4,000 lbs. The high-end faux finishes on the translucent Crystals bring an other-worldly quality to the good luck symbols’ spectacular welcoming experience for the guests of the new luxurious Galaxy Macau Resort and Casino.