U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum
Gallagher & Associates, Summer 2020
Colorado Springs is known by Olympians and Paralympians as a home for US Olympics because of the its training facilities for both Winter and Summer sports. The city now has a museum experience to reflect that culture of intense training, exceptional effort, and celebration of historical athletic achievement. Story notes include the beginning of the Olympic and Paralympic games, interactives and thematic spaces to simulate their training, technology that gives athletes a competitive edge, and nostalgic snapshots of the Summer and Winter Games.
There's much to the galleries, and the photos below highlight their unique graphic elements. I worked alongside G&A graphics manager Christian Cabrera and many others to refine and produce all the physical graphics for the two-hour experience. We also worked to label and clarify the space with graphics and markers for clear protocols and content because the museum's top goals were universal accessibility and health safety.
More information and photos available at gallagherdesign.com and the USOPM website.
Elevator Intro Mural
The elevator transports visitors to the first gallery, where they then follow ramps through galleries to the bottom floor. In order to fit a thematic introduction to the galleries in the ride, the elevator has a view to a series of huge athletes, and then Pikes Peak in the distance.
Tactile Accessibility & Safety
I contributed to the museum's goal of universal accessibility is clear in this gallery, where tactile strips give clear marks of where activities start and stop, or in the above instance where to stand before the dash.