AldrichPears Associates

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AldrichPears Associates is an interpretive planning and exhibit design firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They specialize in developing immersive, interactive and hands-on interpretive experiences for mission-driven museums, science centers, interpretive centers, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and children's museums around the world. AldrichPears Associates is best known for designing the exhibits at the Desert Living Center at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Nevada, a LEED-certified project that explores sustainable living in the desert[1] and the Museo del Acero, a steel museum housed in a restored blast furnace, at Parque Fundidora. This museum interprets the scientific and cultural history of steelmaking in Mexico.[2]


Ron Pears and Phil Aldrich founded AldrichPears Associates in 1979. The company has grown steadily and now employs 30 content developers, graphic designers and exhibit designers.[3] In 2007, after 11 years with AldrichPears, Isaac Marshall became the third principal of the firm.[4] They are a full service firm that works with informal learning institutions from the initial conceptual planning phases of a project through design development and the final building contract and administration phases.

Recent Work[edit]

AldrichPears has been internationally recognized for its design work on many projects. They are well known in North America for their work and are gaining a strong foothold in the global market with projects in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.[5]

Interpretive Centers[edit]

Museums and Cultural Centers[edit]

Zoos and Aquariums[edit]

Science centers[edit]


  1. ^ Beth Rogers. "Pointing the Way", SEGDesign, Society for Environmental Graphic Design, May 2008
  2. ^ Beth Broome. "Museo del Acero Horno³", Architectural Record, January 2008
  3. ^ Glen Korstrom. "BC is now a global player in exhibit design", Business in Vancouver, April 2005
  4. ^ "Whoo's News", BC Roundup, British Columbia Museums Association, Spring 2007
  5. ^ Peter Mitham. "BC Expertise changes landscape – at home and abroad", BC Advantage, 2008
  6. ^ Tillamook Forest Center
  7. ^ "Themed Attractions Association". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  8. ^ Derrick Penner. "City firm designs Vegas water park: Nature preserve highlights conservation ideas", Vancouver Sun, Feb 28, 2007
  9. ^ Southeastern Green
  10. ^ Science North
  11. ^ "Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre: Governor General's Medal Winner", Canadian Architecture, May 2008
  12. ^ ""Old Bricks, Green Fix", Architecture BC, 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  13. ^ "Exploration, Investigation, Expression", Themed Entertainment Association Awards, 2007[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ Dave Itzkoff. "Green Design for Children's Museum", 'T'he New York Times Artsbeat, April 2009
  15. ^ Alix Noble. "Keeping Community in Mind", BC Roundup, British Columbia Museums Association, Summer 2007
  16. ^ "THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement: Zoo Exhibit", Themed Entertainment Association Awards, 2007[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Beth Broome. "Museo del Acero Horno³", Architectural Record, January 2008

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