Howard+Revis Design

Howard+Revis Design We are a collaborative of architects, 3D thinkers, graphic designers, researchers, writers and project managers. We believe in the power of a good story, well told.

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Making plans for the long weekend? We recommend heading down to the Northern Neck of Virginia to the Rappahannock River ...
09/03/2021
Habitat Restoration on the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Making plans for the long weekend? We recommend heading down to the Northern Neck of Virginia to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

There's something for everyone to explore: walking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing... Check out our latest blog post for more details - and learn about riparian forests!

https://www.howardrevis.com/post/habitat-restoration-on-the-eastern-virginia-rivers-national-wildlife-refuge-complex

Howard+Revis acknowledges that we live and work on Native American lands. Our region is home to the Piscataway/Nacotchtank (Anacostan) peoples. The Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is on Rappahannock ancestral land. The US Fish and Wildlife Service works with the Rappahannock Tribe...

We'll be at the SEGD in-person tours today! We're sharing our experience designing Girlhood (It's Complicated) at the Na...
08/04/2021

We'll be at the SEGD in-person tours today! We're sharing our experience designing Girlhood (It's Complicated) at the National Museum of American History. See you there!

Photo credit: Judy Davis

We'll be at the SEGD in-person tours today! We're sharing our experience designing Girlhood (It's Complicated) at the National Museum of American History. See you there!

Photo credit: Judy Davis

Our project Girlhood (It's Complicated) also won a Silver Graphis award! Congratulations to the project team.This exhibi...
07/30/2021

Our project Girlhood (It's Complicated) also won a Silver Graphis award! Congratulations to the project team.

This exhibit at the National Museum of American History celebrates the ways that girls and young women have shaped the political, economic, and cultural life of our nation. The inspiration includes zines, illustrations, and of course, the strong girls throughout history who sparked the creation of this exhibit. A dynamic mix of artifacts, girls’ own perspectives, pop culture icons, and custom artwork amplifies the voices of too-often-overlooked young individuals.

After three years in Washington, DC, the exhibit will travel—in its entirety—to venues nationwide via the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service. The modular design fluidly adapts to a range of possible site conditions while maintaining the finesse of a permanent Smithsonian exhibit.

Photo credit: Judy Davis

Our project Girlhood (It's Complicated) also won a Silver Graphis award! Congratulations to the project team.

This exhibit at the National Museum of American History celebrates the ways that girls and young women have shaped the political, economic, and cultural life of our nation. The inspiration includes zines, illustrations, and of course, the strong girls throughout history who sparked the creation of this exhibit. A dynamic mix of artifacts, girls’ own perspectives, pop culture icons, and custom artwork amplifies the voices of too-often-overlooked young individuals.

After three years in Washington, DC, the exhibit will travel—in its entirety—to venues nationwide via the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service. The modular design fluidly adapts to a range of possible site conditions while maintaining the finesse of a permanent Smithsonian exhibit.

Photo credit: Judy Davis

We are excited to announce that our project Reflections on Grief and Child Loss won a Silver Graphis award. Congratulati...
07/29/2021

We are excited to announce that our project Reflections on Grief and Child Loss won a Silver Graphis award. Congratulations to the project team!

The "tree of light" at President Lincoln's Cottage carries nearly 1300 leaf pairs cut from heavy vellum. The tree is surrounded by the history of the Lincolns, who lost three of their four sons during Mary's lifetime. That tragic loss is echoed in the stories of eight contemporary families. Parents visiting the exhibit are invited to write their child's name in silver on one leaf and their fondest memory on the other, finally hang it back on the tree.

Photo: Chris Ferenzi

We are excited to announce that our project Reflections on Grief and Child Loss won a Silver Graphis award. Congratulations to the project team!

The "tree of light" at President Lincoln's Cottage carries nearly 1300 leaf pairs cut from heavy vellum. The tree is surrounded by the history of the Lincolns, who lost three of their four sons during Mary's lifetime. That tragic loss is echoed in the stories of eight contemporary families. Parents visiting the exhibit are invited to write their child's name in silver on one leaf and their fondest memory on the other, finally hang it back on the tree.

Photo: Chris Ferenzi

We are honored to be the exhibit designers for the expansion of the Jim Crow Museum in Big Rapids, Michigan. The new, pe...
07/19/2021
Firm selected for future Jim Crow Museum Project exhibit design

We are honored to be the exhibit designers for the expansion of the Jim Crow Museum in Big Rapids, Michigan. The new, permanent building designed by Neumann/Smith Architecture will house the ongoing collection of racist artifacts (already over 14,000 objects) at Ferris State University. The museum will also provide more robust programming and greater accessibility for students, educators, researchers, and the whole country. It is a privilege to be a part of this project!

https://www.bigrapidsnews.com/local-news/article/Firm-selected-for-future-Jim-Crow-Museum-16301988.php

BIG RAPIDS – Helping sharpen the vision for a new home to Ferris State University’s...

In addition to our typical photo and video coverage, we are now using LiDAR technology to document our work. For our fir...
06/10/2021
Documenting exhibit spaces using LiDAR technology

In addition to our typical photo and video coverage, we are now using LiDAR technology to document our work. For our first endeavor, we teamed with Andrew Kastner to create a virtual tour of Reflections on Grief and Child Loss at President Lincoln's Cottage. We're sharing our experience and what we learned in our latest blog post!

https://www.howardrevis.com/post/documenting-exhibit-spaces-using-lidar-technology

For our first foray into LiDAR, we chose to document the Reflections on Grief and Child Loss exhibit at the President Lincoln’s Cottage. We used LiDAR to produce a high resolution point cloud model of the finished exhibit space to share the work with an online audience in a pandemic world. LiDAR t...

We are proud of our friend Rina Alfonso who is the founder of Studio Aorta, a woman-and-minority-owned creative studio h...
05/28/2021
Rina Alfonso: Studio Aorta Founder and New SEGD Member | SEGD

We are proud of our friend Rina Alfonso who is the founder of Studio Aorta, a woman-and-minority-owned creative studio here in Washington, DC. She was recently interviewed by SEGD about starting her own firm. Congrats, Rina!

https://segd.org/rina-alfonso%C2%A0studio-aorta-founder-and-new-segd-member

Read Time: 7 minutes How many SEGD members also have black belts in Kendo? At least one! Meet Rina Alfonso, the fourth and final new member to be interviewed for SEGD’s Membership Month. Rina is the founder and creative director of Studio Aorta, a woman-and-minority owned creative studio based in ...

Another fascinating find at Historic St. Mary's City. Nearly 380 years after it was lost, an English silver coin was dis...
05/21/2021
Rare English coin found after almost 400 years at early Maryland settlement

Another fascinating find at Historic St. Mary's City.

Nearly 380 years after it was lost, an English silver coin was discovered while digging at the newly uncovered fort at Historic St. Mary's City in Maryland.

Congratulations to the team of archaeologists!

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/maryland-english-coin-archeology-scn-trnd/index.html

A silver coin found in Maryland after almost 400 years provided a big clue for archaeologists searching for St. Mary's Fort -- one of the earliest English settlements in the New World.

Last month our latest project for the George W. Bush Presidential Center opened to the public. Out of Many, One showcase...
05/06/2021
President George W. Bush Releases New Book Focused on Immigration

Last month our latest project for the George W. Bush Presidential Center opened to the public. Out of Many, One showcases 43 portraits of immigrants painted by former President Bush.

President Bush says he wants to "elevate the dialogue" when it comes to immigration reform and with each portrait, share the stories of struggle and perseverance.

Experience the new exhibit through a tour with the former president himself:
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/president-george-w-bush-releases-new-book-focused-on-immigration/2611151/

President George W. Bush released his new book, “Out of Many, One", which features 43 portraits of immigrants who came to America for freedom and a better life.

Coming soon!This fall, the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street will reopen with renovated exhibits across the first...
05/03/2021
New Alexandria museum shifts focus away from slavers to the lives of their victims

Coming soon!

This fall, the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street will reopen with renovated exhibits across the first floor. We are working hard with the City of Alexandria to shift the narrative's focus away from highlighting slavery and towards telling the story of the individuals victimized by it.

Read more about the history of the building, once the headquarters for the largest slave trading firm in the country, here:
https://www.alxnow.com/2021/04/21/new-alexandria-museum-shifts-focus-away-from-slavers-to-the-lives-of-their-victims/

The city has opened up a little about plans to reshape a former slave trading headquarters in Alexandria into a museum centered around the Black Americans enslaved in early American history. The reopening of the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street is planned for this fall -- after it was ori

We are more than honored to be working again with the National Civil Rights Museum - this time to lead a wholesale renov...
04/23/2021
A conversation with Terri Freeman, past president of the National Civil Rights Museum

We are more than honored to be working again with the National Civil Rights Museum - this time to lead a wholesale renovation of the rest of the museum's historic buildings and broader campus.

This new undertaking was initiated by the museum's president, Terri Freeman, who just this March stepped down to take a new position at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History in Baltimore.

For our latest blog post, we asked Terri to reflect on the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.— the focus of this new project, on her tenure at NCRM, and on working with us!

https://www.howardrevis.com/post/a-conversation-with-terri-freeman-past-president-of-the-national-civil-rights-museum

In April of 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. — in the prime of his powerful activist career — was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. His legacy lives on in the incredible diversity of causes now in full-flower across our nation and around the world. We have, as a people, adv...

We sat down with SEGD to discuss the design process for our most recent exhibit at the National Museum of American Histo...
03/29/2021
Girlhood (It’s Complicated) | SEGD

We sat down with SEGD to discuss the design process for our most recent exhibit at the National Museum of American History as part of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Our inspiration included zines, illustrations, and of course, the strong girls throughout history who sparked the creation of this exhibit!

https://segd.org/girlhood-it%E2%80%99s-complicated

#BecauseOfHerStory #design #museums #exhibits

Read Time: 4 minutes In celebration of Women’s History Month, SEGD sat down with Tracy Revis, Elizabeth Eubank and Jeff Howard of Howard + Revis Design to talk about Girlhood (It’s Complicated), the Smithsonian’s recently opened exhibition at the National Museum of American History.

Happy Maryland Day! On this day in 1634, settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil. Each ...
03/25/2021
Maryland Day - Calendar of Events | Historic St. Mary's City -- A Museum of History & Archaeology at Maryland's First Capital

Happy Maryland Day!

On this day in 1634, settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil. Each year on March 25th, Maryland's history, heritage, culture and environment is commemorated throughout the state with celebrations and educational programming.

At 7 p.m. tonight, Historic St. Mary's City, the first colonial capital of the province, will announce a project unparalleled in its scope and scale, one that has great potential to reveal new information about the intersecting stories of Native people and English colonists.

Join us this evening by tuning in here:
https://www.hsmcdigshistory.org/events/maryland-day/

We invite you to join Historic St. Mary’s City on March 25 as they announce a project unparalleled in its scope and scale, one that has great potential to reveal new information about the intersecting stories of Native people and … Maryland Day Read More »

Congratulations to the research and archaeology team at Historic St. Mary's City on their discovery of the 1634 fort! We...
03/23/2021
Archaeologists find earliest colonial site in Maryland after nearly 90-year search

Congratulations to the research and archaeology team at Historic St. Mary's City on their discovery of the 1634 fort! We look forward to hearing the stories it has to tell and what it will reveal about Maryland's founding era.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/22/maryland-colonial-site-discovered/

After 300 years, Maryland experts find the historic site of St. Mary’s fort. Archaeologists have located the lost palisade that guarded the state’s first European settlement in 1634.

Today, on #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating Krystal Quiles!H+R worked with Krystal to create the exhibit Girlh...
03/08/2021
An interview with artist Krystal Quiles

Today, on #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating Krystal Quiles!

H+R worked with Krystal to create the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated) for the National Museum of American History. Krystal's illustrations personify the determined spirit of the featured girls in the exhibit.

We sat down with Krystal to ask her a few questions about working on her first museum commission:
https://www.howardrevis.com/post/an-interview-with-artist-krystal-quiles

H+R is celebrating International Women's Day by looking back at the process behind creating the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated), which just opened at the National Museum of American History. In search of a way to give the exhibit's wide-ranging themes visual form, we saw a prime role for custom....

Rest in Peace, Shirley.Howard+Revis bids farewell to a client — a 72-year-old elephant named Shirley — who recently pass...
02/24/2021
Remembering Shirley - EleNotes

Rest in Peace, Shirley.

Howard+Revis bids farewell to a client — a 72-year-old elephant named Shirley — who recently passed away at The Elephant Sanctuary and was prominently featured in our exhibit at The Elephant Discovery Center in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Shirley survived numerous challenges. She was captured from the wild, sold to a traveling circus, captured by Fidel Castro's forces in Cuba, survived a highway accident, suffered burn injuries escaping a sinking circus ship, and broke her leg during an altercation with another elephant. She embodied resilience and perseverance. In her later years she found peace and enjoyed the companionship of the herd and her loving caregivers at The Elephant Sanctuary.

https://www.elephants.com/news/elenotes/posts/remembering-shirley?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Visit%20Shirley&utm_campaign=022321ShirleyTribute

The Elephant Sanctuary announces the passing of Asian elephant, Shirley, age 72.

02/19/2021

#FlashbackFriday to a H+R favorite project - the Woodlawn Stone Barn.

Woodlawn Farm's 1832 stone barn is both an architectural treasure and a soaring stage for the story of the Underground Railroad in Maryland, the local Quaker community who supported it and the region’s rich agricultural history.

Working closely with the preservation architect to respect the barn’s character, we developed exhibits and an immersive multimedia program that bring visitors face-to-face with the participants in this history as they struggled with nation-changing questions on slavery and freedom.
To protect the historic fabric of the barn, the exhibit projects the multimedia program directly on the stone walls of the interior and uses mobile exhibit components that can be wheeled outside for special events.

Take a peek below!

We have lots to celebrate this month, including finishing production documents for new exhibits at the Carter G. Woodson...
02/03/2021

We have lots to celebrate this month, including finishing production documents for new exhibits at the Carter G. Woodson Home. The timing of this milestone is especially appropriate given that Dr. Woodson is the founder of Black History Month.

Read more about this project, and other recently-opened exhibits, on our website:
https://www.howardrevis.com/whatsnew

We have lots to celebrate this month, including finishing production documents for new exhibits at the Carter G. Woodson Home. The timing of this milestone is especially appropriate given that Dr. Woodson is the founder of Black History Month.

Read more about this project, and other recently-opened exhibits, on our website:
https://www.howardrevis.com/whatsnew

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