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 temporary interpretive centre at Elk Falls Provincial Park attracts thousands of visitors every year. APA was hired to conduct a feasibility study for a permanent visitor centre in the park. Our firm collaborated with multiple stakeholder and Indigenous groups to envision how a new centre could support the mission of each group and how each group could contribute to this central interpretive […]
Parks Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Area is celebrated at this visitor center. Exhibits unlock the Great Lake’s biggest mysteries, such as shipwrecks, 30-foot waves and world-record-sized fish.
The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation tells the momentous story of Chinese immigrants to Canada at a new centre in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Exhibits focus on pivotal moments for Vancouver’s Chinese Canadian community, from completing the Canadian Pacific Railway to winning the right to vote. A lantern-like theatre offers space for community gatherings, lectures, […]
The Surrey Biofuel Facility is a part of the City of Surrey’s closed-loop waste to the energy system, converting organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) through anaerobic digestion. APA worked with the City of Surrey to develop hands-on chemistry exhibits mechanical interactives and digital experiences that engage kids in the science behind each step […]
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.
There is a story in the land at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a story set among the most ancient human civilizations, a story of national importance and international significance. Its chapters are in the earth and in the words passed down through generations, living on today in the beliefs, customs and institutions of Saskatchewan’s First Nations.
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.
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 […]