By Alan Reed on February 27, 2014
The first visitor center we designed was the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for the Everglades National Park in 1993. I remember it well for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the ongoing dialogue we had with our retail consultant. He insisted that the gift shop be located on the right as one exited the visitor center because people “always turn right.” The idea that the gift shop was located near the exit made perfect sense – one last chance to entice visitors to open their wallets. But I wasn’t...
By Alan Reed on February 12, 2014
Two of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences for an architect are when they first “land the job” and when a new building is christened. These are the times that architects feel like we do…
By Alan Reed on January 29, 2014
Based on what we discussed in Part I and Part II, multiple factors impact crowd control and visitor flow in interpretive facilities. The nature of the resource (what you are interpreting) and venue (where the…
By Laura Werther on January 23, 2014
We’ve all heard that getting more sleep, exercising and even taking time to unwind can improve our productivity. But I’m only one sentence in and I can already guess that many of you are thinking…
By Kiersten Thomas on December 23, 2013
Wishing all of our clients, partners and friends a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.
By Kiersten Thomas on December 9, 2013
According to Steve Jobs, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Here at GWWO, we feel that loving what you do goes beyond just the job description. It encompasses…
By Laura Werther on December 2, 2013
GWWO recently attended the 2013 National Interpreter’s Workshop hosted by the National Association for Interpretation. It was our 9th year exhibiting at the show and 4th year leading a presentation. This year we were part…
By David Wright on November 18, 2013
In our work on historic structures at GWWO, we almost daily face questions and decisions while evaluating the competing trade-offs in regards to preservation. Ideally the preservation architect would like nothing better than to keep…