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


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


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