The concept for the National Maritime Centre of the Pacific and Arctic is unique because it is built on partnerships. Thanks to education and industry partnerships, it is integrated with the needs of the local maritime community, making it financially self-sustaining. A traditional museum model would not be the right fit so we developed an […]
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 […]
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. […]
APA, in collaboration with the British Museum and design partners, is designing the Falconry and Conservation Wing of the ZNM. Messages in this gallery center on interpreting Sheikh Zayed’s passion for falconry, drawing connections between falconry and the Emirates’ environmental and conservation principles. The gallery experience immerses visitors in the world of Arabian falconry, melding […]
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.
In this exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM), visitors engage with personal artifacts and large-scale family photos to learn about the forces that bring families together. Using personal stories from First Nations, early settlers, immigrants and others, the exhibit explores our deep and often complicated relationships with each other.
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.
APA designed settings with hands-on, full body experiences that immerse visitors in the science of flight, astronomy and space exploration. Visitors engage with the technology behind the evolution of flight, from hot air balloons to modern rockets, and explore the cosmos beyond a space station simulator.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum has the largest collection of technological artifacts in the country. APA conceptualized a new point of entry for visitors that showcases this collection while introducing hands-on experiences that explore innovations in science and technology.
The Manitoba Museum partnered with AldrichPears to create the award-winning Shared Solutions Gallery. Building on its success, APA and the Museum partnered again to create a capital renewal plan. APA recommended revitalizing four core galleries and simplifying access routes. This plan focuses resources, ensuring new experiences are rich, interactive and command attention. APA’s integrated approach […]