The Kickapoo Valley Reserve hosts 20,000 visitors annually and features the geology of the driftless region, interaction with the indigenous people of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and more. The 2004 Discovery Center houses informational exhibits that tell the story however, after 18 years, they needed a significant upgrade in content, subject matter, and replacement of worn-out exhibits. That led to the State of Wisconsin hiring FEH Design and Lord Cultural Resources to reimagine and refresh the story, content, and layout of the exhibit gallery. The team conducted the majority of work through the pandemic and creatively implemented a Zoom workshop approach.
The design offers new exhibits and display topics, upgraded technology, and a flexible layout to allow seasonal or special event space.
MEP ENGINEER Henneman Engineering Inc / GENERAL CONTRACTOR Market & Johnson Inc / PHOTOGRAPHY Design Photography / EXHIBIT CONSULTANT Lord Cultural Resources / EXHIBIT DESIGNER WeatherstonBruer Associates