Working with Storyline Studio, Pacific Studio engineered, fabricated and installed an innovative permanent exhibit for the Suquamish Tribe’s new museum and cultural center. The design goes beyond a simple display of tribal artifacts by incorporating projected imagery, movement, and new art installations that help tell the story of the Suquamish people in a fresh way. Natural finishes and materials are juxtaposed with engineered structural support and rigging systems that add a dynamic and modern feel to what might be considered a traditional space. Exhibits feature “swimming” translucent fish escaping a fisherman’s net, a 40-foot woven wood timeline, and a tree-like basket with angled single trunk and branches supporting a five-foot glass cube. We worked closely with the Tribe, the designer, and local artists, ensuring that all of the exhibit elements were engineered, fabricated, and installed within budget and on schedule.
Photography by Ben Benschneider