The new Boulder City Railroad Museum traces the impact of railroads on the landscape and local communities of southern Nevada. APA designed vivid, historically-inspired graphics and exhibits exploring evolving rail technologies to take visitors on a journey through time—before they ride a real historic train through the Mojave Desert.
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center celebrates an iconic piece of American infrastructure and its history. APA collaborated with the Bureau of Reclamation to refresh the center’s exhibits and immerse visitors in stories of the dam’s engineering feats and functionality—and the grit and determination of the people who built it.
Washington State History Museum’s Great Hall, located on the traditional homeland of the Puyallup people, will become a space dedicated to Native voices and perspectives. APA is working with the Museum to fully re-design the exhibit space. The facilitated design process relies on Indigenous expertise and prioritizes time for listening and learning.
With a dramatic landscape of towering sandstone boulders, Valley of Fire State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. APA is designing interactive and immersive experiences for the upcoming visitor center that showcase the incredible geologic changes, while reminding visitors of the fragility of the desert ecosystem.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.