MULTIMEDIA & EXHIBIT DESIGN
| INTERPRETIVE WAYSIDE EXHIBITS
VISITOR CENTER EXHIBIT SYSTEM | PIKES PEAK MUSEUM CONCEPT DESIGN
In depth information is found in the interactive,
multimedia computer kiosk designed and built especially for
the Visitor Center at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.
The visitor can use the touch screen to
learn about the history of the area, the dynamics of the formation
of the dunes or the ecology of the natural system. The program
includes fast moving video, custom animation, original music
and informative text to present the story of the "Wonders
of the Dunes."
The Southwest style kiosk cabinet was designed
to coordinate with the building architecture and set the design
standards for the information desk and the bookstore in the
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL WAYSIDE EXHIBITS
VISITOR CENTER EXHIBIT SYSTEM
EXAMPLE OF PANEL ON CUSTOM BASE
Visitors to the Great Sand
Dunes National Monument are introduced to the ecology, history,
and geology of the area while they enjoy panoramic vistas along
the handicapped accessible Interpretive Trail looping around
the Visitor Center. The custom designed hand crafted porcelain
enamel panels are mounted on special stucco and wood bases which
were designed to coordinate with the architecture of the Visitor
PIKES PEAK MUSEUM CONCEPT
Visitors to the Great Sand Dunes National
Monument will soon walk through a dune and understand the wind
and water related processes that have shaped one of the largest
dune fields in the world. They will see examples of the plants
and animals which have adapted to life on the dunes.
In addition, visitors will learn how the
earliest inhabitants of the San Luis Valley dealt with their
basic needs compared to the ways visitors live, through displays
developed in collaboration with archeologists from the Smithsonian
Institute who are conducting research near the dune field.
INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT LAYOUT
A simple 1930's art deco style gymnasium building will be transformed
into an historic "town square"
with the completion of the Pikes Peak Museum in Woodland Park, Colorado.
A Ute Indian tipi overlooks a replica of
the historic facade of the Green Mountain Falls Inn which will
be the storefront for offices of the Ute Pass Historical Society
and Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce.
Utilizing the volume provided by the gym, a ramp system will
take museum visitors from a train station gift shop through
exhibits highlighting "The People of the Pass". The
path will include exhibits highlighting the Ute Indians, the
early settlers, railroading, lumbering and resort interests.
The museum will also include a small multimedia
theater, curatorial archival space and storage for the museum
Exhibit Design and Multimedia Production was a collaborative project
with the Discovery Partnership
and the Colorado Architecture Partnership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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