Escalante Visitor Center
Outdoor Exhibits & App Development
Nomad Studio led design and development efforts for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the US Forest Service to create outdoor exhibits and an interactive App that support the public’s ability to safely access the truly phenomenal natural and cultural resources on public lands in the Escalante region of Utah.
In 2018, the project won a media award from the National Association for Interpretation. In addition, the project has been hailed by agency leaders as a model for bringing together many concerns and working across groups including three federal agencies, several community and tribal groups, and two local counties to create beautiful and functional exhibits.
Exhibits and the App allow visitors to plan their own adventures, provide important real-time safety information, tell the rich story of the Escalante region, and encourage visitors to protect one of America’s last wild landscapes.
The visitor center unveiled the project with a press release and community celebration.
National Historic Trails
Guidelines for Visitor Services & Interpretation
Nomad Studio is partnering with Logan Simpson to develop guidelines for visitor services and interpretation for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming. The guidelines will focus on four congressionally designated historic trails including the California, Mormon Pioneer, Oregon, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.
The planning effort will include field work, stakeholder engagement, research, and development of written guidance aimed at expanding and improving interpretation and visitor services while protecting cultural resources.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Interior & Exterior Exhibits
This design-build project involves approximately 200 square feet of indoor exhibits and an exterior wayside panel, all focused on sustainability and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center’s transformation into a Green Globe Certified building.
A portion of the exhibit conveys the Ojibway Seventh Fire Prophecy, which focuses on a time of great change when all races face a fork in the road. One path leads to healing and harmony, and the other leads to great suffering and destruction. Tribal elders are consulting on this work.
Nomad Studio is working with an interagency team and Southern Custom Exhibits on the project.
DeBakey Drug Education Program
Traveling Exhibit – AV Scripts & Interactives
The DeBakey Drug Education Program runs a mobile bus that travels to schools throughout Alabama with an exhibit that teaches 5th graders about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Nomad Studio developed content for the exhibit, which includes graphic panels, an introductory video, and several interactive stations. The video and interactives incorporate motion graphics with an emoji theme.
Nomad Studio worked with Southern Custom Exhibits on the project.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Along Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encompasses a 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, two islands, and numerous inland lakes and streams. Beginning in 2016, Nomad Studio is working with Iondesign to plan and design nearly 30 wayside exhibits that interpret the park’s rich historical and natural features, as well as orient visitors to opportunities within the park. As part of the project, a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including Iondesign and Nomad Studio, will address inclusiveness and accessibility using Universal Design approaches.
American Battle Monuments Commission
France and Belgium
Nomad Studio partnered with Boston Productions to design new audio-visual exhibits at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (WWI) in France, and Flanders Field American Cemetery (WWI) in Belgium.
American Battle Monuments Commission
Graphic Panel Design
The American Battle Monuments Commission wanted to share its message with colleagues and professionals at several large conferences, including the National Association for Interpretation’s 2015 annual conference in Virginia Beach. The commission hired Nomad Studio to develop and design an exhibit that included three large-scale graphic banners with custom lighting, a podium equipped with AV capabilities, and a screen-printed table cloth.
Mission Eureka App
Nomad Studio partnered with NorthernLight, an interactive exhibition design company based in Amsterdam, to develop Mission Eureka, an iPad-based app, for the Philips Museum in Eindhoven. The interactive game encourages children and families to explore important Philips inventions, such as the LED light bulb and X-ray machine, through missions, quizzes, and puzzles. Played in teams, Mission Eureka presents visitors with challenges which they have to solve, just like real researchers. Developed in both English and Dutch, Nomad Studio served as editor for the English version of the app.
Just outside Cardiff sits one of Wales’ celebrated castles—a Victorian-era masterpiece designed by the famous architect William Burges. To better tell the castle’s story, Nomad Studio wrote an audio script for the site in partnership with GuideID. Approximately one hour in length, the audio tour not only guides visitors through the castle, but also explains the castle’s storied past from its 13th-century foundation, to its 19th-century restoration, to its recent use as a backdrop for television shows such as Doctor Who.
Landscape Design Competition
In partnership with Kossmann.dejong Exhibition Architects and Felixx, a Dutch landscape architecture firm, Nomad Studio participated in Canterbury Cathedral’s Landscape Design Competition. The team was shortlisted as one of only five teams, and the only non U.K.-based team, to develop concept designs for the Cathedral’s Precincts.
Arabian Gulf Region
Nomad Studio is working on a yet-to-be publicly announced project in the Arabian Gulf Region aimed at children. To date, Nomad Studio has collaborated with partners and museum staff on exhibit designs and interpretive planning, including the development of exhibit themes and educational outcomes.
For a comprehensive list of projects completed by Juliet Cutler, principal at Nomad Studio, visit LinkedIn.