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.

Mount Constitution Interpretive Center

The spectacular view from Mount Constitution is the main attraction at Moran State Park. APA worked with Washington State Parks to develop a concept for an interpretive center that brings visitors on a journey through space and time to the mountain’s highest point. Exhibits explore the mountain’s geology, ecology, and cultural history. Touchable models and […]

Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum

The Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum showcases an incredibly diverse personal collection. APA’s design approach unified the collection by taking visitors on a journey across Alaska through Maxine’s eyes, while touching on larger stories of making art, collecting and representation.

Katirvik Cultural Center

The Katirvik Cultural Center engages its community as a place where Native elders and youth can come together to sustain their unique culture. APA designed dynamic exhibits that are flexible and modular so the community can contribute to the story for generations to come.

Redwoods Visitor Center

Save the Redwoods League is restoring a former lumber mill site to a pristine ecosystem. APA’s interpretive plan encourages visitors to explore the majestic redwood tree from many perspectives and investigate their relationship to the tallest, oldest living organisms in the world.

WET Science Center at LOTT Alliance

The LOTT Alliance is dedicated to conserving water resources through wastewater treatment. APA developed interactive exhibits and activities that complement existing treatment plant tours and educate visitors about water conservation, treatment processes and technologies, and how visitors can reduce water consumption in their homes and community.