NORTH PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - AEGEA, Inc. (OTCBB: AEGA) ("AEGEA"), a planned mega-resort destination and international community in Florida, announced that Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA, LEED® AP, has joined AEGEA as its Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering. Mr. Lingerfelt is a renowned architect with over 30 years of experience in design and project delivery for large-scale, complex projects throughout the world. He was formerly Director of Project Architecture and Engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering for over 15 years and architect of record for Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and the iconic Expedition Everest, among other attractions. Mr. Lingerfelt served as the President of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2011 and was elevated to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 2012.
During his tenure at Imagineering, Mr. Lingerfelt was an integral part of the team that created a number of theme park attractions -- from concept development and design to construction management, including Mission: Space, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Buzz Lightyear, Mickey's Toontown Fair, and The Disney MGM Studios -- Paris Theme Park Production/Attraction Studios. He was the architect of record for Disney's DinoRama and Mickey's PhilharMagic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and New Tomorrowland. Mr. Lingerfelt has also worked on The World in Dubai and for Marriott Corporation. He is a specialist in green technology design and implementation and been a prominent expert in the area of disaster assessment and preparedness for AIA and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"We are thrilled to have someone so highly accomplished to head up AEGEA's Architecture and Engineering. Throughout his career, Michael has played a major role in creating some of the most iconic attractions in the world. This expertise and experience will help ensure that AEGEA accomplishes its goal of becoming a world exposition for entertainment and architecture," stated AEGEA's President and CEO, Keith Duffy.
"I am honored to be part of AEGEA's seasoned team. This exciting and challenging project represents the next generation of entertainment and lifestyle, and will be the culmination of my years of experience in theme parks and hospitality," stated Michael Lingerfelt.
AEGEA, Inc. is developing a spectacular experience for guests and an idyllic lifestyle for residents by blending world-class entertainment with culture and timeless architecture, introducing its Entertainment Living™ brand. AEGEA is committed to building a sustainable and environmentally conscious community. AEGEA's mission is to pursue innovation, increase shareholder value, and strive to better the lives of its visitors and residents. AEGEA's plans include luxury hotels, residences, restaurants, cultural experiences, an Olympic-style sports complex, themed attractions, an equestrian village, vast blue water lagoons and waterways, and authentic, timeless architecture selected from around the world. While similar in some respects to other large-scale, multi-purpose destination properties, AEGEA's design will be unique in that the sprawling complex will include a mix of residences and hospitality, entertainment and culture inspired by an advanced civilization dating back 4,000 years. Located within the state of Florida, AEGEA enjoys the distinct advantage of a massive nearby resident and visitor population base from which to draw attendance and ownership.
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