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"Assessing the feasibility of a project takes many forms, including evaluating the economic parameters relative to projected attendance, capital expense, operating costs, revenue and return on investment. The vital question; will this Cultural Attraction attract enough visitors to be self-sustaining.

Once economic parameters have been established, however, it is only through empirical experience that the Designer can approach the project with the level of sensitivity necessary to bring the subject to life".


COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER - JOHNSON OBSERVATORY, MOUNT ST. HELENS, WASHINGTON*

Mount St Helens Visitors Center

 

 

Touring the "blowdown" in the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption helps the design team became familiar with the area before attempting to interpret it.


 

 

 

 

A "projection mannequin" ranger re-creates the experience for visitors.

Mount St Helens Visitors Center

KEY PROJECT STAFF: William Maple - Dean Barker - Lyn Henley
CLIENT: United States Department of Interior, Forest Service

 

HOOVER DAM VISITOR CENTER, BOULDER CITY, NEVADA*
Hoover Dam Visitor Center

 

 

 

 

 

Rappeling the bluff above the Colorado River in search of the perfect site for the new Visitor Center at Hoover Dam.


 

 

 

 

The completed Visitor Center, housing an underground reception lobby, a one hundred foot diameter turntable theater, and a five thousand square foot exhibition gallery, as it sits atop the bluff.

Hoover Dam Visitor Center
KEY PROJECT STAFF:Lynn Paris - Frank DeSanto - Terry McEnery
CLIENT: United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

FORT BENTON INTERPRETIVE CENTER, FORT BENTON, MONTANA*
Fort Benton Interpretive Center

 

 

Exploring the upper reaches of the Missouri River for some first-hand experience before embarking on the conceptual plan for the proposed Fort Benton Interpretive Center.


 

 

 

 

Bringing past and present together through the juxtaposition of graphics, media, and artifacts.

Fort Benton Interpretive Center
KEY PROJECT STAFF:Brent Carver - Lyn Henley
CLIENT: United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management

* denotes projects accomplished under the aegis of the Promontory Partnership (Barry Howard Limited and Spencer Associates).