Crosscut, an independent, non-profit electronic journal serving the Pacific-Northwest, posted this lovely article on the development of the New Burke.
The new 110,000 sq. ft. museum will blur traditional lines between labs, collections and public gallery spaces towards a destination that invites the public to share the knowledge and activities of scientists and ethnologists, and celebrates the nature and culture of the Pacific Northwest. This daring paradigm is being tested internally by the Burke’s staff through their temporary exhibit: Testing, Testing 1,2,3. Evidence Design is incorporating the knowledge and feedback gathered by this effort to further inform final design. We are incredibly appreciative of the work and dedication of our collaborators at the Burke!
DOGS! A Science Tail made an appearance at this year’s ASTC Conference. Evidence Design is finishing up the final details for this new 7,000 square foot traveling exhibition for the California Science Center.
Numerous volunteers attended the ASTC booth, including a physically-challenged woman with her service dog, who displayed videos of the amazing tasks her furry companion does for her on a daily basis. Partner Shari Berman enjoyed a conference break with the adorable service dogs.
The progress continues at an impressive pace… the New Burke now has soaring multi-story windows and beautiful wood siding. We can’t wait to see these spaces filled with art, artifacts, Burke staff and guests buzzing with activity and joy. See the most recent images and video on the Burke’s construction web page.
In January, EVD took our first hard hat tour of the New Burke. At that point, one could literally “see through the walls.” It was very exciting to navigate the columns, studs, rebar, and newly poured cement in the emerging building, although it took a lot of imagination to understand what goes where!
During our April Workshop we took a second walk through the new museum building – it’s come a long way in three months! Now you can really appreciate the gallery spaces, floor-through skylights, and views from various windows.
Click here to see a time-lapse video on the museum’s construction website.
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County was recently profiled on Treasures of New York, a local PBS documentary series. The episode features interviews with educators and survivors with whom we collaborated to create the small but powerful core exhibition, one of Evidence Design’s earliest projects. It is wonderful to see the Center thriving with robust programming and new artifacts that provide visceral evidence of the horrific events of the Holocaust. We congratulate the HMTC on its continued efforts to combat prejudice and intolerance and are very proud to have played a role in this important work. The episode may be found here.
JULY 15th, 2016
Science Storms Named Influential Exhibit
We are delighted to announce that Science Storms was named one of the twenty most influential exhibit designs of this century by SEGD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. The groundbreaking exhibit received a 2011 SEGD Merit Award, among numerous recognitions, and continues to draw crowds and accolades six years after its opening. We are immensely proud of our work with the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, an institutional leader in the creation of innovative, compelling exhibit experiences. In fact, three exhibits at MSI were recognized by SEGD as most influential in the last 16 years: Science Storms, U-505, and YOU! The Experience. CONGRATULATIONS!
MAY 20th, 2016
New Burke Breaks Ground
On May 20, 2016, more than 500 people – elected officials, Burke and University of Washington staff, tribal leaders and local school children – gathered to celebrate the ground breaking of the New Burke, a new facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture planned to open in 2019. Evidence Design is pleased to be collaborating with the curatorial and collections teams, museum managers and architects at OKA to realize the museum’s “inside-out” vision, which will integrate exhibits and learning areas with visible labs and collections storage. Click here to learn more about the ground breaking festivities, and here to follow construction updates.
The only flight-qualified External Tank in existence, ET-94, is on its way from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The donation of this never-used artifact from NASA allows the Science Center to fulfill its vision of building a full stack for Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final display in the launch position in the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Dennis Jenkins, Project Director, Phase III, is overseeing ET-94’s barge journey from Louisiana, through the Panama Canal, and on to California, and sending photos and dispatches from the field.
Click here to see the entire journey as it happens.