Ralph Appelbaum Associates

50 Years of TV and More

Honor Award
50 Years of TV and More, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Celebrating 50 years of TV in Brazil and exploring viewer relationships with the medium in an environment that symbolizes and refers to the nature of media itself, this exhibit is completely media-driven, responds to the historic building, and can stand up to high projected attendance. The project uses the building as a canvas for the subject matter; it takes themes of reflection, windows, and visual perception and uses pools, portholes, and projections to symbolize the abstract themes.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

New Steuben Flagship Store

Honor Award
New Steuben Flagship Store, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

This store design transmits the culture of Steuben through its appearance and educational videos, making it more accessible and creating a framework for continuing change. The designers changed the relationship between the object and the customer, inviting people to congregate around the circular display tables and experience the glass intimately, thus creating a museum-like educational experience in a retail environment. Flooded with outdoor light, the character of the room changes with each passing cloud.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

New Corning Museum of Glass

Honor Award
New Corning Museum of Glass, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

New Corning Museum of Glass: Phase III

This project challenged the designer to bring the diverse elements of a large corporate entity into focus by unifying stories of the science and industry of glassmaking with the museum's ongoing traditions of glass collecting and community involvement. The Glass Museum provides the broadest and most accessible history and experience on the subject in the world.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Rose Center for Earth and Space

Merit Award
Rose Center for Earth and Space, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Linking the planetarium and the museum intellectually and architecturally while creating a seamless integration of the subject with its architecture was the design intent at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. The exhibit takes visitors on journeys through time, size, formation, and evolution, inspiring awe and the desire to learn more about the cosmos. The collaborative design process engaged architects, scientists, and educators with the design team to enrich the experience and generate special insights that are reflected the interpretive program.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Ralph Appelbaum

2000 SEGD Fellow

Ralph Appelbaum has 25 years of involvement in every facet of museum and exhibition design. His renowned work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Museum of Natural History has won every major design award, and he has served as an advisor to foundations, philanthropies, and heads of state around the world.

Ralph Appelbaum, Ralph Appelbaum Associates NY, RAANY
New York, NY

National World War I Museum

Honor Award
National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial Association, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

In 2002, the Liberty Memorial Associated charged Ralph Appelbaum Associates with creating a museum that, like the memorial itself, would honor those who served in World War I in defense of liberty and country. The new National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO, chronicles one of the nation's central epics, one that brought the United States onto the world stage.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

The Museum of the Portuguese Language

Merit Award
The Museum of the Portuguese Language, Fundacao Roberto Marinho, Ralph Appebaum Associates

Designing exhibits for a museum whose purpose is to celebrate a language is a bit different from creating a shrine for artifacts. At the Museum of the Portuguese Language, the world's first museum of its kind, Ralph Appelbaum Associates presents the language as a dynamic cultural heritage and uses technology to emphasize its permanent state of transformation.

Ralph Appebaum Associates

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