Interpretive Planning

St. Johns River Center

The new facility on the banks of the St. Johns River is a key destination in the redevelopment of the Palatka riverfront district. Funded by Georgia Pacific, this educational facility is designed to provide exhibits, classroom and lab space for students and visitors to learn about the local river and wetlands ecosystems, Palatka history, and […]

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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

This new visitor center facility in Puxico, Missouri is built on a bluff-top, designed with views of the spectacular and historic wetlands and bottomland forest below. Utilizing the tall peaked roof in the exhibit hall, 22’ tall bald cypress and pin oak trees soar to the rafters with various animals hidden amongst their branches. Timber-and-stone […]

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Santa Rosa Lake and Dam Visitor Center

Santa Rosa Lake and Dam Visitor Center is a small facility run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Guadalupe County, New Mexico. Malone renovated the look and feel of the 600 sq. ft. exhibition space and updated the interpretive content of the exhibit. Surrounding the new topographic map centerpiece of the Pecos River […]

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Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center

Malone Design/Fabrication is very proud to have been a part of Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center’s expansion. We designed and fabricated their new exhibitions and could not be happier with the results. Click on the link to learn more about the project: http://djournal.com/news/burns-belfry-museum-dedication-set-saturday/    

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Helpful Hints for Procuring Exhibits

It’s a rather common occurrence for prospective new clients to contact us in a state of confusion, if not desperation. They are developing their first museum or other interpetive exhibit and do not have a clear understanding of where to start and how all the pieces fit together. There’s no reason to fear. Firms like […]

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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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American Red Cross: The Changing Face of Help

With over 125 years of reaching out to help others in need, the American Red Cross now looks to reach out to a new generation of potential volunteers and donors. Utilizing the impressive collection of images, artwork, artifacts, and personal stories collected over the years, this nationally traveling exhibit not only displays the past and […]

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The objects that people create are an expression of their cultural beliefs, ideology, and world view. By studying the works of other cultures, we enlarge our view of the world and gain a better understanding of our own lives.  In Reflections of Culture at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore how culture is […]

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Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge

The goals for the visitor center are to help the visitor grasp how important the refuge is to millions of animals.  The exhibit design evokes the river through high-impact images and three-dimensional vignettes, as well as through overall shape, texture and color.  Photomurals dominate the interior, organic shapes define space, and dioramas immerse visitors.  There […]

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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

This large refuge along the Rio Grande spans more than 57,000 acres of managed wetlands, foothills, mountains and desert wilderness. It is also a popular destination for migrating bird populations and human visitors for hiking, bird watching and nature photography. With its accessible trails and many observation decks, the refuge offers a rich and diverse […]

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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Less than an hour south of Albuquerque, this refuge is one of the largest in the lower 48 states, most of which is unmanaged wilderness. Since much of the refuge is inaccessible to visitors, Malone’s task in designing the new visitor center exhibits was to ‘bring the outdoors in’ and provide a sense of scale […]

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Trinity School

This hallway and donor panel system at Trinity School reflects a brand image that is truly unique, thereby differentiating the school from other private schools in the area. The project began as an effort to show the history of the school using artifacts in display cases, but evolved into something much more meaningful. The environment […]

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Louisiana State Arboretum

The centerpiece of this visitor center gallery at the Louisiana State Arboretum is a scenic recreation of a bald-cypress tree. Inside, visitors can learn the parts of a tree and manage the process of photosynthesis at a fun interactive station. Picturesque photo murals and mini-dioramas introduce visitors to the trees, plants and animals they might […]

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Malone Design/Fabrication was contracted to design, fabricate and install exhibits at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. The refuge is uniquely located within the urban and suburban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The refuge is comprised of approximately 14,000 acres, spanning 99 miles of the Minnesota River. The goals of the exhibit […]

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Neosho National Fish Hatchery

The Neosho National Fish Hatchery in southwest Missouri is the nation’s oldest operational federal fish hatchery. In addition to design and fabrication of all exhibits, Malone Design/Fabrication assisted with almost every aspect of the interior design of the building and public use spaces. The 9,200 square foot. visitor’s center is expected to accommodate more than […]

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

The visitor center at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, provides a hands-on introduction to the interconnected habitats and wildlife found on the refuge. Using a combination of scenic habitat recreations and interactive experiences, visitors are encouraged to observe and explore their surroundings, both in the exhibit gallery and out on the refuge’s many trails. In the […]

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Ocmulgee National Monument

The Ocmulgee National Monument, a National Park Service property, is a memorial to the antiquity of people in Southeastern North America. From Ice Age hunters to the modern Creek Nation, there is evidence of at least 10,000 year’s of human habitation. Working with park staff and the Native Indian Nations, Malone designed and fabricated museum […]

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Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

The CROW Education Center was designed to create communication of its mission, raise awareness, inspire activism, and most importantly give visitors the experience of visiting CROW Wildlife Hospital without ever going there.   The goal was to tell CROW’s unique story in an exciting and distinctive way. CROW has treated almost 300 different species of animals […]

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Monastery of the Holy Spirit Monastic Heritage Center

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit recently constructed a new public complex that includes a new gift shop, bonsai garden center, refectory café and interpretive exhibit spaces. Malone worked closely with the monks to create a unique visitor center experience that tells not only the story of the monastery, but connects visitors to the daily […]

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