What We Do

Richard Fowler Associates Limited is committed to excellence in heritage and museum design services.


Museum Exhibition Design

Creativity is key when delivering high quality museum design services. There is no substitute for a good idea when designing and we, at RFA Design, pride ourselves on the range and diversity of our design work: we do not believe in cut-and-paste design. However, we are also pragmatic in our approach and, at all times, take into consideration DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), security and conservation requirements.

Our design philosophy is to work closely with the client to ensure that all aspirations and expectations are met in a fully professional and creative way producing designs for first-class exhibitions in efficient and flexible working spaces.



Graphic Design & Signage

RFA Design provide a full range of in-house graphic design services, including exhibition interpretation, branding and identity, and website design. We can oversee all aspects of design, from concept, through to digital print-ready artwork, production and installation.

Working in tandem with the 3D design team, we offer creative, bespoke solutions that are sympathetic to the display environment.

We are also experienced at designing and implementing unique signage and wayfinding solutions for interior and exterior projects.



Interpretive Planning

It is one of the principles of interpretation that one must know what one is doing for whom and why. Therefore, it is important that the market, the aims and the objectives are all carefully defined.

A design and interpretation plan produced for a museum or visitor centre project would be structured around the following headings and would closely inform the design development process:

  • Why interpret – aims and objectives
  • What to interpret – the resource/assets
  • Who to interpret for – audience
  • How and where to interpret – media
  • Does it work – evaluation and monitoring


Check out some of our past projects at our Projects Page!