Planningresearchdesign

The PRD Group was founded in 1988 to provide planning, research and design services to museums. We will collaborate with you to create bridges of understanding between the public and your museum by creating intellectually engaging and entertaining experiences that combine storytelling and education.

We believe that museums offer unique learning environments. Our goal in designing exhibits is to invite diverse people to share an experience, take them beyond the horizons of their daily lives, and provide them with new ways of understanding and engaging the wonders and challenges of our world.

PLANNING

  • master planning
  • fundraising support
  • coordination with architects
  • audience evaluation
  • cost estimating
  • bidding assistance

RESEARCH

  • storyline development
  • script writing & editing
  • content research

DESIGN

  • exhibit design
  • media design
  • graphic design
  • lighting design
  • fabrication oversight

We believe that museums have a unique ability to both inform and transform their visitors. Through participatory learning experiences museums can expand and apply concepts that reach beyond the thresholds of our daily lives. Museum learning provides a unique contact with authenticity: real objects, real voices, real stories.

Our job as exhibit designers is to discover and celebrate that authenticity in a manner that is inviting, entertaining, and accessible to museum visitors of all ages. We seek to inspire curiosity, establish intellectual and emotional connections, and to create lasting memories.

The PRD Group has completed more than 100 projects over the last 26 years. Our work has focused primarily on the interpretation of the American experience in art, history, and cultural museums. We have planned and designed new museums and collaborated in the renewal of existing museums for their next generation.

PRD has designed a presidential library, a world’s fair pavilion, several interactive learning centers, exhibits for state and regional museums, major city museums, for the National Park Service, Library of Congress, and for several units of the Smithsonian Institution.