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.
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.
The Chinese Canadian Museum explores Chinese Canadians’ invaluable contributions and unjust suffering in their new homeland. Visitors engage with diverse Chinese Canadian voices, discovering a wide range of journey stories — from workers seeking a Gold Rush-fortune to recent immigrants finding a sense of belonging in a new country.
The Manitoba Museum interprets the interrelationship of people and their environment across millions of years and the province’s vast landscape. APA worked with the Museum to bring the province’s iconic grasslands—and its stories—inside. In the Prairie Gallery, visitors are immersed in the stories of Indigenous Peoples and newcomers through artifacts and interactive experiences.
The Cape Breton Miners Museum presents the region’s role in building the nation through its unique geology, mining and people. APA worked closely with Museum staff and specialty consultants to create a simulator that takes visitors deep underground to experience the demanding and dangerous work of mining in Cape Breton—under the Atlantic Ocean!
The Valemount Museum—nestled in the Canadian Rockies—celebrates the region’s stories through an eclectic collection of art and artifacts. APA worked with the Simpcw First Nation to add its story to the space. Through a map of their land, images and voices, visitors see and hear how Simpcw created traditions to carry them through times of […]
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 […]
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 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.