Museum Design

Unless otherwise noted, the projects below were completed with the Studio for Public Spaces (SPS) at the Exploratorium.

As Architectural Design Lead, my role has been to co-develop the SPS design process since the studio's conception in October, 2013.  In addition, I work with the studio and project directors to lead the team's architects, engineers, graphic designers, clients, community stakeholders, city officials and others through a design process that has successfully synthesized numerous rich and original projects for the public realm.


Mobile Learning Landscape - San Mateo County Library, San Mateo County

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Synthesized diverse exhibit development, experiential, accessibility, technical and structural goals into a single custom trailer design, which will travel between different libraries throughout San Mateo County.

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Excerpt from Schematic Design Package sent to client - 06.21.16

San Mateo County Library - Schematic Design            San Mateo County Library - Schematic Design



San Mateo County Library - Schematic Design



Living Innovation Zone - UN Plaza, SF

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Synthesized diverse exhibit development, experiential, accessibility, technical and structural goals into a unique urban landscape experience, which has received numerous positive responses from both inhabitants and visitors.  Navigated multiple city agencies and committees with overlapping jurisdiction, bringing many city agencies together towards a common goal.

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Photos and press from opening day - 06.14.16
Steve Genrich with Mayor Lee    
Chimes          
Out Quiet Yourself

Excerpt from final Mayor's Office of Disability permit set - 05.06.16

Living Innovation Zone - Final Plan





Buchanan Mall Activation Phase - Buchanan Mall, SF

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Managed an inclusive and adaptive design process synthesizing Green Street's vision for their community space, Rec and Park's constraints, Mayor's Office on Disability accessibility requirements and the input from a multi-generational community design team through a multi-teared design process from concept to schematic design to prototyping to installation.

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Sketch Session with Partners

Buchanan Mall Sketch Session    

Prototyping with Multi-Generational Community Design Team

Buchanan Mall Prototyping

Opening Day

Buchanan Mall Opening




Chime Archway - Joaquin Place, San Leandro

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Project page on Studio for Public Spaces Website



Facebook - Bedwell Park, Menlo Park

Role: Architectural Design Lead




National Acquarium Piers - Baltimore

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Project page on Studio for Public Spaces Website



Ciencia Publica Parklet - Buena Vista Horace Mann School, SF

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Project page on Studio for Public Spaces Website



Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) Pilot Project - Yerba Buena Lane, SF

Role: Architectural Design Lead

Worked with engineers, graphic designers and city agencies to implement this novel urban space with exhibits.

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Site Photos

LIZ    LIZ

3D Study

LIZ 3D Model









LIZ Plan and Elevations

LIZ Dish    LIZ Elevs  

LIZ Wall System and Dish Construction

LIZ Wall    LIZ Dish


Kocaeli Science Center - Kocaeli, Trukey

Before joining SPS, I worked with the Global Studios team at the Exploratorium to design a number of extensive exhibitions.

Dynamic Earth Gallery
Role: Design Lead
Directed the overall exhibition space design and managed upwards of 5 people to create a 384 page document that detailed the design of the 1,232 square meter space and over 70 exhibits, by others, in  under 3 months.
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Dynamic Earth Iso View    Dynamic Earth Plan     Dynamic Earth Cluster
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Perception and Thinking Gallery
Role: Design Lead
Directed the overall exhibition space design and managed upwards of 5 people to create a 198 page document that detailed the design of the 810 square meter space and over 70 exhibits, by others, in  under 2 months.
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Perception Iso    Perception Plan   
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Educational Video

This video was completed for The Tech Museum, San Jose.

Tiree the Thinking Machine

Tiree the Thinking Machine - A story contrasting neurons with digital technology
Story and video composition
Won an Honorable Mention from The Tech Museum, San Jose
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