First Colony: Our Spanish Origins

First Colony: Our Spanish Origins is a 2,700 square foot traveling exhibition developed by the Florida Museum of Natural History, designed by HealyKohler Design, and produced by Malone Design/Fabrication. In 1565, forty-two years before the founding of Jamestown, St. Augustine, FL was established by Spain as the first permanent European settlement in the United States. […]

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The National Aquarium in Baltimore

“It’s always cool when exhibits we work on are featured in the media! The National Aquarium in Baltimore (home to more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals) is reopening their popular Black Tip Reef exhibit after a major expansion.  This renovation includes 16 touch screen kiosks […]

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Designing to the Story, not to Internal Capabilities

I once asked a client why they chose not to pursue a design-build process for a large permanent exhibit project.  The key reason he gave me was that he believes a design-build firm has an inherent incentive to design to the firm’s internal capabilities rather than letting the owner’s unique stories and visitor experience objectives […]

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Polk’s Nature Discovery Center

Located in central Polk County and nestled among centuries-old live oaks, Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is uniquely positioned to become the prime destination for nature viewing, information, and education. Features include dynamic, engaging exhibits, classroom and group facilities, opportunities for family and individual study, as well as recreation areas and miles of trails.  A variety […]

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Collegiate Sports – Leveraging Environmental Branding

Companies such as Coca Cola consider environmental branding, extending the experience of a brand to the design of interior or exterior physical settings, to be a critical element in the overall branding of a company. An interesting question that was posed to me recently was “are there industries overall that seem to grasp the importance […]

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Wilderness Trailer

This custom exhibit trailer features a bright exterior graphic wrap with fun and informative hands-on exhibits highlighting the beauty and diversity of the National Wildlife Refuges of New Mexico. Inside, an LED light show highlights where animals migrate through the state’s refuges.  Interactive quizzes help visitors match endangered animals with the habitats they need to […]

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Juice Box

Malone was selected by Bradford Design to work with them and their client to provide display fixtures for The Juice Box, a new concept liquor and wine retail  store located in north Atlanta. We collaborated with the design team to develop the four register checkout area, large capacity floor displays, and wine consultation stations. Work […]

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Tennessee Civil War Visitor Center

Malone worked with the State of Tennessee, Department of General Services, Department of Tourist Development, Van Pond Architect, LLC, and Hazlip Studios to develop sixteen interpretive exhibits. Located at various visitor centers throughout Tennessee, the exhibits were developed to educate visitors on the role the State of Tennessee played in the American Civil War. In […]

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Sugarlands Visitor Center

Malone Design/Fabrication was contracted by Great Smoky Mountains Association to design and fabricate exhibitions for the Sugarlands Visitor Center, one of two visitor’s centers within Great Smoky Mountains National Park-the most visited National Park in the United States.  An analysis of the existing public spaces, visitor flow and contact areas were conducted by Malone to […]

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University of Georgia Visual Arts Building and Cafe

Malone worked with Evergreen Construction to provide millwork for University of Georgia’s Visual Arts renovation project.  The scope included repurposing ash panels, HPL upper & lower cabinets, solid surface countertops, aluminum clad cane table, and a glass trophy case.  The most interesting aspect of the project was the demolition, rehabilitation, and re-installation of the existing […]

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American Airlines Admiral’s Club

The American Airlines Admiral’s Club at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is a perfect example of Malone’s capabilities to renovate an existing space within a high security area. Seamlessly blending old millwork with new custom fabricated millwork, Malone Design/Fabrication worked with American Airlines and Winter Construction to renovate the space and create a new look and […]

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Johns Creek United Methodist Church

Malone worked with Van Winkle and Company to provide custom millwork and wood wall trim for the John’s Creek United Methodist Church in John’s Creek, GA. Elements included an alter rail, choir stairs, a choir rail, curved side walls, balcony railing, organ console, and cabinets. The exquisite woodworking creates a welcoming environment for the church’s […]

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Atlanta ChopHouse & Brewery

Malone worked with Ideation Design Group and Winter Construction Company to provide custom millwork and wood wall panels for the Chop House at the Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA. Elements included: wall panels, bar, cabinets, and reception desk. Two of the more impressive features of the project are the faux wood beams to mimic […]

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University of Georgia Main Library

Malone Design/Fabrication partnered with Evergreen Construction on the renovation of the University of Georgia Main Library.  Our scope of work included a curved cherry feature all, circulation desk, matching reference desk, cherry wood column covers, and security walls. The curved cherry walls included stainless steel reveals and the desks included stone countertops. We also provided […]

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Holding Your Exhibit Partner Accountable with a Design/Build Structure

A design-build contract structure helps streamline the exhibit development process to save time and money.  The unique, specialty nature of museum exhibits and branded environments increases the importance of having a single team handle the entire process.  Less time and money spent transferring information (construction drawings, RFI’s, etc) among the project team.  Less time and […]

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Are You Capitalizing On Your Facilities’ Brand Value?

Some of the world’s strongest brands understand that corporate facilities can play a critical role in brand development.  These brand-centric companies understand that facilities are not just a place to work or for customers to visit, but a place for extending their brand image and strengthening relationships between employees, customers, and the company.  For example, […]

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

The Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport’s Art Program asked Malone Design/Fabrication to build specialty display cases on several concourses for rotating art exhibits.  The cases ranged from 8’ – 20’ wide and 7 – 10’ high.  Several cases were installed in wall niches with the balance of the cases free standing. We provided all lighting and […]

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Georgia College and State University Paw Prints bookstore

Malone was selected to provide all perimeter and floor display fixtures for a themed bookstore at Georgia College and State University. The project consisted of built in bookcase displays, built in high-end display cases, floor gondolas, and slatwall perimeter with lighted valance.

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St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church worked with Malone to craft their renovated chapel.  Custom arches frame the walls and alter, which has a scripture engraving and a hidden access door.

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Redstone Gateway

Malone provided blue print matched quartered walnut panels and stainless steel accents in the lobby and elevators of the Redstone 1000 building.  The project was AWI and LEED certified.  This is the first building in the sprawling Redstone Gateway development just outside of the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.

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