OCTOBER 1, 2018

Nation of Inventors:
Hagley Museum & Library

After completing temporary exhibits in 2000 and 2015, SFD is returning to Hagley Museum and Library! Featuring the world’s largest private collection of 19th C. U.S. patent models, SFD is planning and designing a permanent exhibit for Hagley’s 3-story, historic Henry Clay Mill Building. Using the model collection as illustration, the exhibit will interpret one of our nation’s greatest treasures–it’s rich pool of innovators. It will interpret their process for improving, inventing, as well as protecting their ideas. We are thrilled to participate in this remarkable project, scheduled to open in 2020. Please read more here.


September 27, 2018

United States Army
Women’s Museum

November 2nd marks the official ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. Located in Fort Lee, Virginia and the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women, we are incredibly proud to have contributed our talents to this exciting project! The museum’s hands-on activities, video displays, tableaus and unique artifacts all contribute to a rich interpretation of the historical and contemporary opportunities, contributions and sacrifices of the Army’s women. This exciting museum is not to be missed!


SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Industry & Transportation Galleries: The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Based on our award-winning design of the Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway exhibit in 2015, SFD has been selected by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to develop a Master Plan for phased development of the remaining Industry and Transportation galleries at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. We are looking forward to re-imagining a wonderful experience for State Museum of Pennsylvania visitors.


June 10, 2018

Blast From the Past: Artillery in the War for Independence: American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

SFD is proud to announce the opening of Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence, a new, temporary exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. On display through Jan. 5, 2019, this special exhibition is the first of its kind at the museum and showcases rare 18th century artillery pieces, including those used by the American, French and British Forces. Immersive and interactive experiences help visitors appreciate innovations in artillery design and production, the science behind firing these powerful weapons, and their impact which resulted in delivering the last great victory of the American Revolution. Read about the exhibit opening here.


February 17, 2018

Discover History Center: Washington’s Headquarters Museum

The new Discovery History Center is open at Morristown National Historical Park! The culmination of nearly a decade of work, the new gallery provides a highly engaging and entertaining exhibit experience geared towards children and adults alike. With many opportunities to explore, touch, and participate, the gallery offers visitors playful avenues with which to understand and appreciate the challenges faced by General Washington and his Continental Army during their two brutal winters encamped at Morristown during the Revolutionary War. Highly experiential, this gallery perfectly complements the museum’s other artifact-rich galleries, also planned and designed by SFD. Read more about the opening here and here. Watch what others have to say here.


may 2, 2018

Marilyn Horne Museum Celebrates First Anniversary

In the year since its opening, the Marilyn Horne Museum has seen thousands of visitors, both local and international, pass through its doors. Opened in May 2017, the museum has become a centerpiece of downtown Bradford, Pennsylvania, inspiring visitors and continuing to share the life and achievements of internationally renowned opera singer Marilyn Horne through her own words and music. Through its thoughtful planning and design, SFD is proud to have helped make this project a success and congratulates the museum on its continued appeal. Read about the opening and anniversary here and here.


December 4, 2017

Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center

SFD is proud to announce the opening of the new Visitors Center for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Visitors Center is the Academy’s public portal, and is expected to welcome more than a million visitors annually from around the world. The new 31,000-square-foot Visitors Center includes roughly 10,000 square feet of exhibits, including a wide range of media and hands-on interactive exhibits and a state-of-the-art multi-sensory presentation theater. SFD planned, designed, and oversaw the production and installation of all exhibits. The exhibits highlight the four-year experience of Academy cadets, the programs developed to create our Army’s leaders of character, and the remarkable legacy of “The Long Gray Line.”