Interpretive planning and exhibit design
Museums, science centers and zoos
We work with mission-driven, non-profit organizations that aim to effect positive change. We have been working with these organizations for almost 40 years to create experiences that challenge visitors to think about their place in this world.
A global planning and design firm
Shortening the distance to understanding
We have worked on nearly every continent on the planet so we understand how important it is to be flexible and culturally appropriate. Ps. If you hear of any great projects in Antarctica, we'd love to tick that box...
Experiences inspire action
Change does not happen easily
If facts alone changed our behavior, nobody would smoke or overeat and we would all floss twice daily. Only when the effects of our behavior become personally relevant, do we really work to change it.
A culture of collaboration
The value of multiple perspectives
Successful projects require the collective wisdom and complementary skills of diverse teams. This can include architects, biologists, engineers, conservationists, artists, NGOs, community advocates, indigenous peoples and even kids!
Celebrate what makes you unique
Skip the attendance roller coaster
Every institution faces "shoulder seasons" when attendance is lower. We apply a simple principle to make institutions attractive year-round; If you design for tourists, locals will hate it. If you design for locals, tourists will love it!


  • Museums
  • Science Centers
  • Library
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Parks and Preserves
  • Other Institutions
  • Themed Attractions
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Exhibit Design
  • Interpretive Centers
  • Visitor Centers
  • Traveling Exhibit
CSTM Masterplan: Making Canada Arrival Experience

Canada Science & Technology Museum


Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

Katirvik Cultural Center 2

Katirvik Cultural Center

RBCM Gold Rush

Royal BC Museum

Space and Aviation Wing at Bursa Science and Technology Centre: Heavier Than Air

Bursa Science & Technology Centre

Discovery Centre, interpretive planning and exhibit design by AldrichPears Associates

Discovery Centre

Redwoods Visitor Center Concept Sketches

Redwoods Visitor Center

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Visitor Centers, Exhibit Design, Interpretive Planning, AldrichPears Associates - 144

WWII Valor in the Pacific

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

Kennecott Mines NHL

Museo del Acero Horno3, Museums, Science Centers, Themed Attractions, Interpretive Planning, Exhibit Design, AldrichPears Associates - 103

Museo del Acero Horno3

Zayed National Museum

Zayed National Museum

Shared Solutions at The Manitoba Museum

"@Wanuskewin_Park is a place of peace, gathering and natural abundance—a place for the renewal of spirit."

Imagine a country without art, libraries or museums. Unless you speak up you won't have to imagine it...

So many announcements from our clients we can't keep up! Congrats @Wanuskewin_Park @ManitobaMuseum @BritanniaMine @SciTechMuseum

Robin is now NAI certified — way to go!

Check out this video from @DiscoveryCntr to see their "return to wonder." Wow, 30,000 visitors in your first month!

Looking good, Dov!

Great to see everyone loving our work!

Congratulations @DiscoveryCntr and our entire team! @NGXinteractive @EosLightmedia @thinkubik


Alix Noble


Anna Wilkinson


Brent Dutton


Cathryn Bingham


Isaac Marshall


Kate McMahon


Kathryn Lissack


Katie Johnson


Lisa McIntosh


Marc Bélanger


Richard Lien


Robin Anderson


Sebastian Munoz


Theresa Fipke


Tim Lindsay


Tony Grant


Valerie Wong


Victor Chorobik