Sometimes when firms collaborate, exhibition design magic happens. Last year, Gallagher & Associates teamed up with Bluecadet to put a fresh spin on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum exhibitions in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, designed by Gallagher & Associates, was recently ranked #4 in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Unified Field (New York City) collaborated with G&A to create the interactive experiences within the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion.
Direct Embed played a pivotal role in the development of panels for the new Gerald Ford Presidential Library & Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. The museum renovation was designed by Gallagher & Associates and produced and installed by Xibitz.
We wouldn't dare pretend that this is a definitive list, but it is a list of the projects that the top exhibit designers see as influential and important projects that have helped to push the area of exhibition design forward. The breadth of projects that were submitted was amazing.
Liza Rao is Graphics Director at Gallagher & Associates. She has extensive experience in both exhibit and environmental graphics/wayfinding and corporate identity/print communications. She has worked and produced comprehensive interior, exterior, and donor recognition programs for cultural institutions, historical landmarks and visitor centers.
Courtney Payne is a Portland-based designer with over six years experience specializing in the development and creation of immersive and experiential environments. She currently works as a brand experience designer at Nike. Prior to relocating to the West Coast in 2012, she was fully immersed in the cultural and non-profit worlds of New York City and Washington DC, where she discovered an undeniable passion for integrating education with art and design. She was previously an exhibition designer with Gallagher & Associates in the San Francisco Bay area.
SEGD member Jennifer Davis of Planar had an opportunity to spend some time with Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting in Austin, Texas and New York City. Leslie is the co-founder of SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies. Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Jennifer asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that Leslie has identified called “playfinding.”
Nature Lab, a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, uses media and lively graphics to invite visitors to “put their nature eyes on.” Gallagher & Associates and KBDA collaborated on the project, which was a 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards winner. Do what comes naturally—allow your work to shine by entering the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards. The deadline has been extended to Feb. 28!
The Hall of Fame designed by Gallagher & Associates is an evocative and emotional experience highlighting the history and drama of the game, the emotions of the players, coaches, and fans, and the traditions of the "Saturday" game.