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…

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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…

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Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 2 of 3

Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 2 of 3

Crowd Control & Visitor Flow in Interpretive Facilities A mark of a successful interpretive facility is its ability to handle large crowds at peak times, without feeling intimidating to small groups visiting during the off-season….

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Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 1 of 3

Pacing, Pulsing or Pulling Your Hair Out? Part 1 of 3

Crowd Control & Visitor Flow in Interpretive Facilities To say that visitor facility planning and design is challenging is an understatement. There are many factors that determine the success of a facility, most of which…

Interpretive

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

A rainbow beams over Cape Canaveral’s new Port Canaveral Welcome Center that was designed by GWWO. Photo courtesy of Tim Macy, Canaveral Port Authority.

Interpretive

Modernism & Historical Precedents – Not Mutually Exclusive

Modernism & Historical Precedents – Not Mutually Exclusive

Through our work on interpretive facilities in historically and culturally-significant settings, GWWO designers often find ourselves combatting the idea that new architecture must defer to, disguise from, or mimic work that has come before it….

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Welcome to GWWO’s Blog

Welcome to GWWO’s Blog

At GWWO, we are architects, thinkers, wonderers, creators, partners, collaborators, debaters, questioners… well, you get the picture. It is in this spirit—and based on our desire to engage, share, and discuss—that we have started this…