WHAT WE DO

Every place — every museum, nature center, visitor center, and historical site — has a story to tell. We create learning environments that empower guests to discover these stories for themselves as they move through imaginative, wonder-filled spaces.

 

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 
 


Who We Are

Our core design group is comprised of the whip-smart and talented Donald Sibbett, Brianna Cutts, and Chika Kurotaki, who have worked together for more than a decade.

 
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Donald Sibbett

Donald’s first step in the design process is to hike or run the project site. And when the site is as awe-inspiring as the Grand Canyon, who can blame him? He takes on projects that range in size from square feet to square miles, and feels lucky to collaborate with clients who are passionate about their audience. Donald grew up in Alameda and worked his way through college by crewing on a salmon boat in Alaska.

Current home: San Anselmo

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Brianna Cutts

Donald hikes, but Brianna dives. Into projects, that is: into the stories, people, and objects that are the foundation for every exhibit. For Brianna, process trumps product and risk-taking is the key to creativity. She has directed over 60 projects and collaborated with IDEO, the National Park Service, and numerous museums. Brianna spent her childhood in Pasadena, where she painted murals on her bedroom walls, practiced cello, and made dioramas (of course).

Current home: San Anselmo

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Chika Kurotaki

Chika gleans inspiration from listening, from laughing, and from the adage that form follows function. She is drawn to clients who are passionate about their work, and to projects that highlight natural and cultural history. Chika has created award-winning product design work recognized by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and featured in Metropolis Magazine and the New York Times. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and once pulled a wheelie on her motorcycle. Seriously.

Current home: Doylestown


OUR WORK

It has been our good, good fortune to work on some of the most beautiful sites — large and small — in the country. We are grateful to the many clients who have trusted us to interpret their stories and design their exhibit spaces.

 

Project List

Alma College Cultural Landscape Plan
Angel Island State Park Interpretation Master Plan
Barona Cultural Center and Museum
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center
California Desert Web Site
Castro Adobe State Historic Park
Castro Breen Adobe Concept Plan
Centennial Plaza
Children’s Fairyland
Club Disney
Club Eco
Coca-Cola Fan Lot at AT&T Park
Coler Preserve
Colonel Allensworth State Park Interpretation Plan
Crissy Field Warming Hut
Desert Sunlight Visitor Center
Expo ’93 Taejon
Fishermen’s Terminal
Fort Ross State Park Fur Warehouse Plan
Galena Creek Visitor Center
Grand Canyon River Heritage Museum
Grand Canyon Village Interpretive Center
Grand Teton National Park
Great Basin Visitor Center
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Garden
Habitot Children’s Museum
Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center
Hanna Legacy Center
Home Ranch Welcome Center
J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center
J. Strom Thurmond Power Plant Exhibits
Jack London State Historic Park Museum
Jackson Hole Community Pathways Exhibits
Jenny Lake Interpretive Plaza and Trails
Josephine & Frank Duveneck Exhibit
Kings Canyon Visitor Center
Lake Tahoe Visitor Center
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
Los Altos History Museum
Lucile & David Packard Exhibit
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Mojave Desert Information Center
Oakland Zoo | Valley Children’s Zoo
Old Station Visitor Center
Pacific Biological Laboratories Museum Plan
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Pillar Point Interpretive Trail
Pinnacles National Park Visitor Center
Play Island
Point Pinos Lighthouse Interpretive Plan
Port of San Francisco Pier 1 Exhibits
Port San Luis Interpretive Trail
Port Walk Interpretive Trail
Power House
Randall Museum
Remembered Light / SITES
Sailing Vessel Balclutha Concept Plan
San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Museum
San Joaquin County Historical Museum
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park Interpretation Plan
Silicon Valley: The Lure & Legends Exhibit
SMUD Energy & Technology Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Southwestern College Art Gallery
Tahoe Environmental Research Center Exhibits
The Water Conservatory
Tot Spot
U.S. Department of Agriculture Visitor Center
Unity Plaza
University of California Botanical Garden Plan
Vallejo Waterfront Master Plan
Walking Mountains Discovery Center
Water Education Demonstration Garden
Western Currency Facility Concept Plan
White Sands Visitor Center
X-Sci 2000

Client List

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Ancona + Associates
Angel Island Conservancy
Barona Band of Mission Indians
Bay Area Discovery Museum
BCA Architects
California State Parks
Carney Logan Burke Architects
Children’s Fairyland
City of Milpitas
City of Monterey
City of Pacific Grove
City of San Francisco
Coca-Cola
D. R. Horne & Company
Edutracks
First Solar
Frederick McDonald Foundation
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Gensler
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Grand Canyon River Heritage Coalition
Grand Teton National Park Foundation
Habitot Children’s Museum
Hanna Boys Center
HDR, Inc.
IdeaForm
Jack London Park Partners
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Kuth Ranieri Architects
Los Altos History Museum
Los Angeles Children’s Museum
National Park Service
Nature Bridge
Nevada Department of Transportation
NWA Trailblazers
Oakland Zoo
Orfalea Family Foundation
PGA Design
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Grove Heritage Society
Page & Turnbull
Pfau Long Architecture
Phifer Associates
Point Blue Conservation Science
Port of San Francisco
PRBO Conservation Science
Redwood Empire Food Bank
RRM Design Group
Sacramento Children’s Museum
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
San Francisco National Maritime Park Association
San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County Historical Society
San Mateo County Harbor District
Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
Sausalito Historical Society
Siegel & Strain Architects
Sparks Exhibits and Environments
Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce
Teton County
The Asia Foundation
The Floating Company
The Scripps Research Institute
Town of Jackson Wyoming
Tweedle & Toots
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Treasury
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
Walking Mountains Science Center
Wallace Roberts & Todd
Walt Disney Imagineering
Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space
West Basin Water District