Interpretive planning and exhibit design
Museums, science centers and zoos
We work with mission-driven, non-profit organizations that aim to effect positive change. We have been working with these organizations for almost 40 years to create experiences that challenge visitors to think about their place in this world.
A global planning and design firm
Shortening the distance to understanding
We have worked on nearly every continent on the planet so we understand how important it is to be flexible and culturally appropriate. Ps. If you hear of any great projects in Antarctica, we'd love to tick that box...
Experiences inspire action
Change does not happen easily
If facts alone changed our behavior, nobody would smoke or overeat and we would all floss twice daily. Only when the effects of our behavior become personally relevant, do we really work to change it.
A culture of collaboration
The value of multiple perspectives
Successful projects require the collective wisdom and complementary skills of diverse teams. This can include architects, biologists, engineers, conservationists, artists, NGOs, community advocates, aboriginal peoples and even kids!
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
Space and Aviation Wing at Bursa Science and Technology Centre: Heavier Than Air

Bursa Science and Technology Museum

Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway Interpretive Planning Exhibit Design AldrichPears Associates

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway


Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

The Manitoba Museum

Zayed National Museum

Zayed National Museum

Environment Gallery, TWoSE, Telus World of Science Edmonton, Interpretive Planning, Exhibit Design, AldrichPears Associates - 30

Environment Gallery at TWoSE

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

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

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

Museo del Acero Horno3

Desert Living Center, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Interpretive Planning, Exhibit Design, Interpretive Centers, Visitor Centers, AldrichPears Associates - 302

Desert Living Center

Science Centers, Interpretive Planning, Exhibit Design - 7

The Imiloa Astronomy Center

Family Forum, Getty Villa, Museums, Interpretive Planning, AldrichPears Associates - 23

Family Forum at the Getty Villa

Zoomazium, Woodland Park Zoo, Zoos and Aquariums, Exhibit Design, Interpretive Planning, AldrichPears Associates - 51

Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo

This is a great idea #FreeMuseumDay!!

So rally to the cause, culture and heritage advocates of @CityOfNorthVan! Bring your @NorthVanMuseum back to life! #getinvolved

Only resilient operating plans that respond to their communities can help our cultural institutions thrive. @NorthVanMuseum

Capital dollars are relatively easy to come by.... @NorthVanMuseum

A sad day for @NorthVanMuseum but a responsible decision for the stewards of the public purse.

Can wait for you to see this incredible museum renewal at the Canada Science and Technology Museum!! @AldrichPears

Join the APA team @urbanarium event (Jan 20th) @museuofvan for the planning and debate of #myfuturevancouver

APA Principal and @urbanarium advisor @imarshall will be at this event — you should be too!


Isaac Marshall


Tim Lindsay


Victor Chorobik


Gail Hazell


Marc Bélanger


Richard Lien


Alix Noble


Anna Wilkinson


Brent Dutton


Cathryn Bingham


Femi Coppi


Kate McMahon


Kathryn Lissack


Katie Johnson


Lisa McIntosh


Robin Anderson


Sebastian Munoz


Theresa Fipke


Tony Grant


Valerie Wong