Client Reviews

I wept my way through the Pier 21 Refugee Exhibition in Halifax today. It was one of the best exhibitions at a museum that I have seen. And it is the biggest honour of my life to be amongst the six refugees chosen for the "outstanding contributions to Canada" section. Thank you.

Carmen Aguirre

Author, actor, and playwright

I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with your company, Bouwdesign, for about ten years now. The most recent project being the design/build of the From Earth to Us gallery in our new museum. Each time was not only productive and extremely professional but also fun and very creative. Your designs are simply exquisite and our visitors can never have enough of your immersive experiences and inviting spaces. I have rarely worked with such a dedicated firm and flexible and accommodating creators who are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the delivery of the best product possible. I would work with you any day.

Sylvaine Champagne

Manager, Exhibitions Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Bouwdesign delivered the professionalism that we were looking for in the design of our inaugural exhibition that opened the new Ottawa Art Gallery. Their ideas for artwork display and delivery of wayfinding and didactic information were innovative and stylish.

Catherine Sinclair

Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery

It is a pleasure to work with Sunniva and her team. Designing exhibitions on natural resources, such as Potash: Feeding the World, and From Earth to Us, is not a simple task. Bouwdesign always approaches the subjects with enthusiasm. The team offers design solutions that are creative, interactive, and engaging. Bouwdesign makes the design-build process smooth and consistently delivers high quality work.

Anna Adamek

Curator, Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Great, dynamic design with attention to creativity, details and feasibility. Some research and development was done successfully for new products. Great communication of intentions, very good listener and great ability to organize and work with client.

Daniéle Goulet

Project Manager, Toles School House and India the Living Arts Canadian Museum of History

May I thank you personally for your commitment and the excellence of your work. Your involvement as the main designer responsible for the development of nearly 20,000 square feet of space and exhibitions has been crucial to the success of the First People’s Hall. The quality of your work on this project can be added to that of the various exhibition designs you have done for CMC in the past. The exhibitions From Time Immemorial, Lost Visions, Forgotten Dreams, and Inuit and Englishmen, as well as the Exhibitions India, the Living Arts are fine examples of your design excellence.

Victor Rabinovitch

Past President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Time-permitting, I have made a point to walk through the exhibition every time I have visited the Canadian War Museum. The stories are truly inspiring and some of the displays and artifacts still give me chills. Honestly, I think it is the best exhibition I have seen at the Canadian War Museum in quite some time. It was a really beautiful exhibition.

Bill Carman

Manager, Publishing and Corporate Products Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum

Awards

Footprints: A Walk Through Generations

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute travelling exhibition

Governor General History Award for Excellence in Museums

From Earth To Us

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Award of Excellence for special projects from the Ontario Museum Association for the Canada Science and Technology Museum renewal.

Refuge Canada

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Hottest tickets in Canada: Five things to do across the country, Globe and Mail, May 08, 2018

From Earth To Us

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Exhibitions, 2018

From Earth To Us

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation, 2018

Footprints: A Walk Through Generations

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Cultural Heritage, 2018

Projects

Earth in Focus: Insights from Space, CSTM and the Canada Space Agency (in progress)

 

The Reconcilliation Canoe, UOttawa, Indigenous Affairs

 

Water is Life, Rama First Nations and the Muskoka Discovery Centre

 

Interpretive Plan and Wayfinding, Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum

 

Pijilasi, Mi’kmaq History — Concept Design Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

 

Quebec Portaits, Senate of Canada

 

Sex, Sin & 69, Egale Canada

 

Prime Ministers and the Arts, Library and Archives Canada

 

New Gallery Graphics and Wayfinding, Ottawa Art Gallery

 

Premiere, Library and Archives Canada

 

Refuge Canada, Pier 21

 

To What Degree, Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

From Earth to Us, CSTM

 

What is Pluralism, Global Centre for Pluralism

 

Concept Design for Library Exhibition, Aga Khan Foundation

 

Building Up The Past, LAC

 

World War Women, Canadian War Museum

 

Foundations: The Words That Shaped Canada, Library of Parliament

 

Foot Prints, A Walk Through Generations, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

***Winner of the Governor General History Award***

 

Space Exhibit: Mission Control, Canadian Air and Space Museum

 

Kinect, Interactive Exhibit, CASM

 

Archaeological Exhibition, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre

 

Food Preservation: The Science You Eat, Canada Food and Agriculture Museum

 

Potash: Feeding the World, CSTM

 

Techno Zone, New Technology Mall, CSTM

 

I Know You By Heart, Portrait Gallery of Canada

 

Pumphouse Steam Museum, City of Kingston

 

Billings Estate National Heritage Site, City of Ottawa

 

65th Anniversary Exhibit, Canada Nuclear Safety Commission & CSTM

 

Toles School House, Canadian Museum of Civilization

 

Sound and Vision: Portraits of Musicians and Composers by Yousef Karsh, LAC

 

Eco Art Éco, Tulip Festival Exhibit, Chateau Laurier Panels, Gatineau Park Winter Exhibition, National Capital Commission

 

Anne of Green Gables at 100, LAC

 

The Stuff of Legend: The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta

 

Mega Science: Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), Canada’s Nobel Laureates, and Dominion Observatory, 100th Anniversary. CSTM

 

Fur Trade, Canada Hall, CMC

 

Alberta Oil and Medalta Pottery, CMC

 

Rocket Richard, the Legend the Legacy, CMC

 

Sila: Clue into Climate Change, Canada Museum of Nature

 

First Peoples Hall, 20,000 sq ft permanent exhibition, CMC

 

India the Living Arts, CMC

 

Haida Masks , Grand Hall, CMC

 

Plains Moccasins, CMC

 

The Story of Dolls in Canada, CMC

 

Inuit and Englishmen (The Inuit Travels of Martin Frobisher), CMC

 

The Quebec Conferences, Governor General of Canada

 

The Spirit of Siberia, Bata Shoe Museum and CMC

 

Every Name Tells a Story: 100 Years of Official Place Naming in Canada, LAC

 

Lost Visions, Forgotten Dreams (the Life and Times of an Ancient Arctic People), CMC

 

The Art of Dreams, CMC, Children’s Museum

 

Japanese Kites and Tops, CASM

 

From Time Immemorial, Tsimshian Pre-History  Permanent Exhibition. CMC

 

Full Flight, CASM

 

Independence ‘92, Barrier Free Exhibition, Government of Canada

 

Bravo Canada, Exhibition Programs 1989 to 1992 Government