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.” 

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Glass and Glazing | GWWO Feb 7, 2019

Designing for the birds is not just for the birds

We’ve all seen it. A dead bird laying on the sidewalk next to a building.  Or, maybe we’ve heard it. The loud bang of a bird flying into your window. 

| GWWO Jul 6, 2017

Achieving an ideal visitor experience: The ADROIT approach

The most meaningful experiences are created through a close collaboration between architects, landscape architects, and exhibit designers.

Building Team | GWWO Mar 1, 2017

Intuitive wayfinding: An alternate approach to signage

Intuitive wayfinding is much like navigating via waypoints—moving from point to point to point.

| GWWO Mar 13, 2014

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.” 
| GWWO Dec 19, 2013

Mastering the art of crowd control and 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. Unfortunately, visitor flow, the way people move and how the facility accommodates those movements, isn’t always specifically considered.

| GWWO Nov 7, 2013

Fitness center design: What do higher-ed students want?

Campus fitness centers are taking their place alongside student centers, science centers, and libraries as hallmark components of a student-life experience. Here are some tips for identifying the ideal design features for your next higher-ed fitness center project. 


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