Museum Design Collage

How We Do it

The Brief

 RIBA Stage B 

Establishing the detailed brief for the interpretation and museum design of the exhibitions and site with the curatorial team involves:

  • Establish project vision
  • Confirm layout, access, circulation, storage, conservation and services
  • Liaise with project architects
  • Interpretive planning
  • Capital budgets + options
  • Programme of work


 RIBA Stage C 

Establishing concepts, themes and features within the displays:

  • Brainstorming, original creative thoughts and sketch designs
  • Write-up, plan, model and illustrate agreed concepts
  • Research suitable display products, services and techniques
  • Estimate costs
  • Consultations with user groups
  • Client approval

Scheme Design

 RIBA Stage D 

Production of scheme designs for the project:

  • Scaled layout plans, elevations and sections of displays
  • CAD modelling and visuals
  • Sample interpretive graphics and signage
  • Development of designs up to HLF Stage 2 requirement
  • Client approval

Detailed Design

 RIBA Stage D & F 

Production of detailed designs for the 3D and graphic schemes:

  • Production of detailed layout plans + working drawings
  • Written specifications
  • Pre-tender cost estimates
  • Detailed graphic designs
  • Consultations with HSE + FPO, as appropriate
  • Client approval


 RIBA Stage H 

In consultation with the appointed project manager, procurement of the museum design scheme:

  • Agreement of preferred procurement method
  • Tender action for specialist sub-contractors
  • Appointment of fit-out contractor + specialist suppliers


 RIBA Stage K & L 

Off-site manufacture and on-site installation of the scheme:

  • Supervision of manufacture of structures and special displays off-site
  • Supervision of installation on-site
  • Post-completion snagging and documentation