As one of the co-founders of boutique experience design firm Storyline Studio, I worked closely with designers Bill Smith, Stuart Lee, and a small group of other regular collaborators on a wide range of corporate and museum design projects. Together we planned, designed, and oversaw construction of deeply immersive, interactive experiences for organizations like the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Suquamish Tribe, and The Annenberg Foundation.
The Suquamish Tribe hired Storyline Studio to conceive of a new tribal museum inside a building designed by Seattle's award-winning Mithun Architects. We worked closely with the Suquamish Tribal Council, the staff of their existing museum, and Mithun for about a year to envision and design a completely new type of immersive cultural experience.
Instead of a strictly linear historical narrative, the Suquamish Museum takes a contemporary perspective and centers on the core cultural values that have been with their tribe for tens of thousands of years.