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 […]

National Coast Guard Museum

The U.S. Coast Guard’s new museum on the New England waterfront will embody the thrill and excitement of the service’s safety, security, and stewardship operations. APA is developing experiences that put visitors into the shoes of the lifesavers and law enforcers who make up the Coast Guard.

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 […]

Oregon State University

In 2018, Oregon State University celebrates its 150th anniversary. APA collaborated with OSU staff, the Oregon Historical Society and exhibit fabricators to develop an object-rich exhibit that communicates the impact of OSU’s contributions and relevance, in Oregon and around the world.

Waterfront District Heritage Trail

The Port and City of Bellingham are redeveloping the site of a former pulp and paper mill into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood. Working with project architects and stakeholders, APA developed a concept plan for a heritage trail to honor the site’s industrial past. Designs use robust, modular exhibit structures to interpret the large-scale equipment and […]

Japanese American Museum of Oregon

The Japanese American Museum of Oregon tells the story of Portland’s Japanese American community from the creation of bustling Japantown; to the wrenching dissolution of the community during WW2, to the legacy that incarceration has left on the community. APA is designing immersive exhibits that explore the issues, emotions and personal stories of each era.

Battle Born Hall at the Nevada State Capitol

After Nevada’s 150th birthday celebrations, Nevada Culture was ready to renovate Battle Born Hall in the State Capitol. APA is now working alongside stakeholders to renew the Hall. The design of four free-standing exhibit stations do more than respect the monumental nature of the Hall. They also take into consideration universal accessibility and form the […]

Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary

APA’s work involves evaluating existing exhibits and developing concepts for improvements. A key component of the project was a three-day workshop with the client and stakeholders to examine the current Exploration Center experience and brainstorm ways to enhance it, in particular to appeal to a target audience of families with young children.