Interpretive planning and exhibit design
Make your stories meaningful
We work with museums, science centers and zoos to effect positive change. For over 40 years we have been focussed on creating experiences that challenge people to think about their place in our world.
A global perspective
Bridge the distances
We have worked on nearly every continent so understand how important it is to respect the diversity of all cultures. Ps. If you hear of any great projects in Antarctica, we'd love to tick that box...
Experiences inspire action
Make your experiences relevant
If facts alone changed our behavior, we would all ride our bikes to work and floss twice daily. Only when the effects of our behavior become personally relevant, do we really work to change it.
A culture of collaboration
Embrace multiple perspectives
Successful projects require the collective wisdom and complementary skills of diverse teams. This can include architects and biologists, engineers and artists, community advocates and indigenous peoples, to name but a few.
Celebrate what makes you unique
Skip the attendance roller coaster
Every institution faces "shoulder seasons" when attendance is lower. We apply a simple principle to make institutions attractive year-round; If you design for tourists, locals will hate it. If you design for locals, tourists will love it!


  • Museums
  • Science Centers
  • Library
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Parks and Preserves
  • Other Institutions
  • Themed Attractions
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Exhibit Design
  • Interpretive Centers
  • Visitor Centers
  • Traveling Exhibit
CSTM Masterplan: Making Canada Arrival Experience

Canada Science & Technology Museum


Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

Katirvik Cultural Center 2

Katirvik Cultural Center

RBCM Gold Rush

Royal BC Museum

Space and Aviation Wing at Bursa Science and Technology Centre: Heavier Than Air

Bursa Science & Technology Centre

Discovery Centre, interpretive planning and exhibit design by AldrichPears Associates

Discovery Centre

Redwoods Visitor Center Concept Sketches

Redwoods Visitor Center

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Visitor Centers, Exhibit Design, Interpretive Planning, AldrichPears Associates - 144

WWII Valor in the Pacific

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

Kennecott Mines NHL

Museo del Acero Horno3, Museums, Science Centers, Themed Attractions, Interpretive Planning, Exhibit Design, AldrichPears Associates - 103

Museo del Acero Horno3

Zayed National Museum

Zayed National Museum

Shared Solutions at The Manitoba Museum

Happy New Year? Yes, there is a lot to be happy about...

Lisa McIntosh is at the #FutureExhibitionDesign symposium in #Montreal today! How are things in the future, Lisa?…

Tips for interpreting climate change in interesting times #NAI2017

Learning about decolonizing museum collections from folks at the @NorthwestMuseum #NAI2017

Interpretive Planning 101 at the @NAIinterpret conference #NAI2017

Interpretation in the Taproom, a perfect way to end the second evening of #NAI2017

Critical questions regarding accessibility: What is preventing visitors from being fully engaged? Who is visiting and who isn't? #NAI2017

What's the future of interpretation? "Provide choice in learning and opportunities for participants to be co-creato…

Hey #Spokane! Say hello to Anna. She’s attending the @NAIinterpret conference this week. #NAI2017

Marc Bélanger is attending #ASTC2017 this weekend in sunny #SanJose @ScienceCenters


Alix Noble


Anna Wilkinson


Brent Dutton


Briannah Cristofoli


Cathryn Bingham


Ian Wojtowicz


Isaac Marshall


Kate McMahon


Kathryn Lissack


Katie Johnson


Marc Bélanger


Rachel Li


Richard Lien


Robin Anderson


Sebastian Munoz


Theresa Gillard


Tony Grant


Valerie Wong


Victor Chorobik


Yulia Semenova