A memorable experience that tells a captivating story: that's our ongoing pursuit at EDX, a collaborative of 2D and 3D designers, writers, strategists, and planners based in Seattle, Washington. We help museums, organizations, businesses, and parks to engage thousands each year, from the fjords of Alaska to Puerto Rico’s historic forts, inspiring people from all walks of life to connect with a place and its story, through an engaging interpretive experience.
At EDX, broad-minded creativity and interpretive strategies are closely aligned. Our practice weaves together design contributions across disciplines and media to create seamless, multi-sensory experiences. Our finished projects connect with audiences in a direct and personal way, creating environments and exhibits where curiosity is rewarded and learning happens naturally.
On most occasions, EDX is invited to create a new interpretive experience for an existing space to replace out-dated exhibits. Sometimes, though, EDX has the opportunity to collaborate with architects and landscape architects who are designing a visitor center or other venue, from the beginning of the project. This early collaboration allows opportunities for the interpretive experience to inform the building design and to create a building where structure and exhibits are successfully and seamlessly merged creating something greater than the sum of it's two parts. We believe that this early and on-going collaboration throughout the design process results in a better building, better exhibits, and, most of all, an enhanced experience and increased learning by visitors.
With two licensed architects and two architecture graduates in the office, EDX "plays well" in this scenario, understanding the ideas and concepts being developed by the building design team, while being able to see opportunities available to massage the design to better enhance the exhibit experience. EDX has been awarded two national exhibit design awards for collaborative projects of this sort: for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit at Big Bend National Park and Mesa Verde Research and Visitor Center Exhibits at Mesa Verde National Park.
EDX, a small firm, has been in business for over twenty years. In this time, along with projects with a variety of museums, nature centers, corporate offices, and others, the firm has been honored as one of a handful of exhibit design firms contracted through the National Park Service to design exhibits for visitor centers across the country. We are honored to be entrusted with the stories of these important places and, over the past 21 years, have worked with more than 60 national parks.