Parks Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Area is celebrated at this visitor center. Exhibits unlock the Great Lake’s biggest mysteries, such as shipwrecks, 30-foot waves and world-record-sized fish.
The Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon is dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage resources of the river valley. In recent years, it has been undertaking a major urban renewal project of its river front area to increase public appreciation of, and access to, this important resource. At the heart of this development is […]
The concept for the National Maritime Centre of the Pacific and Arctic is unique because it is built on partnerships. Thanks to education and industry partnerships, it is integrated with the needs of the local maritime community, making it financially self-sustaining. A traditional museum model would not be the right fit so we developed an […]
The adaptive reuse of the Don Valley Pressed Brick Works site will serve as a model of economic, environmental and social sustainability by blending interpretation of the site’s preserved natural and industrial heritage with the “green” development of retail and cultural venues on site. In association with Evergreen, an organization committed to urban greening and […]
The Calgary Stampede has been celebrating southern Alberta’s western values and heritage for over 100 years through educational offerings, youth programs and one of the largest competitive rodeos in the world. The new SAM Western Heritage Centre will be a flagship project for the Calgary Stampede. APA’s concept design weaves together dynamic interactive experiences with […]
The Piikani First Nation’s new Travel Centre will serve tourists and travelers and bring much-needed economic benefits to their community. APA designed a concept for this small but mighty interpretive area. Hands-on and immersive experiences showcase a vibrant, living culture?and tell a story not told anywhere else.
The new Sapperton Pump Station protects the health of local waterways by moving raw sewage to a wastewater treatment plant. APA designed outdoor interpretation for this piece of infrastructure. Durable and engaging, the experiences help visitors connect their actions at home with the consequences at the site and downstream.
The New Brunswick Museum is a thriving research institution and beloved local attraction. However, to be a true provincial hub the museum needs a new purpose-built facility with refreshed exhibits. APA created a masterplan and concept for the new space. Through consultations with diverse stakeholders, the plan highlights stories and experiences that speak to all […]
APA worked closely with Parks Canada and the fabrication team to create a fun, active and enriching play area for toddlers at this historic fort. Little traders can net salmon from a small canoe, pick magnetic cranberries, then exchange them at the kids’ fort trade window. Salmon and berries can then be packed into barrels […]
The Ocean Gallery at Discovery Centre Halifax engages kids with real science and inspires a deeper appreciation of our world. Whether touching a live sea star, investigating microscopic life or virtually controlling the globe to see the effects of climate change, young visitors will engage their curiosity about the world’s oceans in this new gallery. […]