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. prime quality stands out as the benefit to […]
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. […]
The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation tells the momentous story of Chinese immigrants to Canada at a new centre in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Exhibits focus on pivotal moments for Vancouver’s Chinese Canadian community, from completing the Canadian Pacific Railway to winning the right to vote. A lantern-like theatre offers space for community gatherings, lectures, […]
The Surrey Biofuel Facility is a part of the City of Surrey’s closed-loop waste to the energy system, converting organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) through anaerobic digestion. APA worked with the City of Surrey to develop hands-on chemistry exhibits mechanical interactives and digital experiences that engage kids in the science behind each step […]
The Nonsuch, a replica of the ship that launched the Hudson’s Bay Company, has long been a beloved icon of The Manitoba Museum. APA reimagined the Nonsuch Gallery, transporting visitors to a distant time and place while incorporating fresh perspectives and stories.