Interpretive

Do You Really “Always Turn Right?”

Do You Really “Always Turn Right?”

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...

Interpretive

Seen and Overheard at the Port

Seen and Overheard at the Port

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…

Interpretive

Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 3 of 3

Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 3 of 3

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…

  • Other

    Finding Time…

    Finding Time…

    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…

    • Other

      Happy Holidays from GWWO

      Happy Holidays from GWWO

      Wishing all of our clients, partners and friends a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.

      • Other

        What Makes a Top Workplace?

        What Makes a Top Workplace?

        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…

        • Other

          The Alphabet Soup of Architecture

          The Alphabet Soup of Architecture

          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…

            Historic Preservation

            Trade-offs in Historic Preservation

            Trade-offs in Historic Preservation

            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…

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