Redwoods Interpretation Master Plan

California is home to the greatest redwood forests on Earth. Working with Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks, APA produced a comprehensive Interpretation Master Plan (IMP) for 48 coast redwood parks across the state. The IMP offers cohesive messaging and a storytelling framework for the park system as a whole while respecting the […]

Washington State History Museum 360 Gallery

APA worked with the Washington State History Museum to develop a new, interactive gallery that interprets how the 360-mile-wide expanse of Washington, with its abundant natural resources, has sustained and attracted communities across time. Engaging, hands-on exhibits guide visitors to understand how relationships with mountains, forests, sea and prairie have drawn people to the region […]

Xunna Cultural Center

At the Xunaa Tlingit Cultural Heritage Center, visitors will step into immersive environments that display powerful objects from the ever-evolving Xunaa Tlingit culture. APA worked with the Hoonah Indian Association to develop exhibits that reflect a changing homeland and invite visitors to explore what it means to be Xunaa Tlingit today.

Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Interpretive Center

The Bear River Massacre was a pivotal moment for the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation. Surviving members converted to Mormonism, weaving it into their traditions. Today, the band is creating a cultural center to commemorate its complex history. APA worked with band elders to develop a concept that explores the relationship between their traditional […]

Great Basin National Park

The new visitor center in Great Basin National Park orients visitors to the entire region and showcases the diversity of the park’s natural and cultural resources. Working with the theme, “Discover the unseen Great Basin”, APA developed an exhibit design concept and plans for the 1600 square foot main gallery.

Archives of Falconry

The Archives of Falconry wanted to create a powerful visitor experience that evokes the strong tradition of falconry in Arabian culture. APA worked with partners in the USA and the UAE to identify strategies for creating a memorable, visually engaging exhibition that interprets the history and cultural significance of Arabian falconry for an American audience.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District was established in 1950 as the first inter-county rural library district in the state of Washington. Recently the city proudly opened their new 80,000 square foot main library. APA designed interpretive experiences that complement the Library’s mandate to attract new audiences. Most notable among the exhibit pieces was the Knowledge […]

Carl Hayden Visitor Center

The Carl Hayden Visitor Center is a significant stop for visitors to Lake Powell and Arizona’s canyon country region. It orients tourists to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and interprets the storied natural and cultural history of the region. APA is working to develop new exhibits for the busy interpretive center by weaving together […]

Denali National Park

The Denali National Park and Preserve welcomes more than half a million visitors annually. Most visitors arrive in summer and see a fraction of Denali’s vast, subarctic wilderness. APA developed interactive exhibits, artifact displays, re-created environments and multimedia productions that transport visitors to the wilderness that sprawls beyond the short park road, showcasing Denali’s dramatic […]

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

Kennecott has been a copper mine, mill and ghost town. Now it’s a National Historic Landmark. The NPS wanted a site-wide experience that would not impact its historical character. APA’s approach centers on two principles: “use a light touch” and “help visitors distinguish between old and new.” Mobile devices and the visitor center deliver deep […]