Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center


Stevenson, Washington

Scope of Work:

Master Planning and Interpretive Planning through to Fabrication and Installation Supervision. Multimedia Concept, Design, Direction and Production.

Project Budget:

$3.3 million USD


May 1995


Fletcher Farr Ayotte


Promotion Products Inc.


CPS Electronics

Exhibit Area:

12,800 sq. ft. / 1,189 sq. m.

“We can say with all candor it is our opinion that Andre and Associates is the best in the world. The comments in the guest book attest to the beauty of the exhibits, how well they interpreted the storyline, the traffic flow pattern and the general ambiance of the building.”

–Sharon Tiffany, Executive Director
This project is an excellent example of cooperation between the architects Fletcher, Farr Ayotte and ourselves as exhibit designers. FFA showed great sensitivity in creating a light drenched interior space that looks out over the Columbia River.

An award winning serpentine concrete spine, symbolizing a basalt rock feature, ties together the building and exhibits, the storyline and messages. A central focus for the museum is the diversity of individuals, past and present, who have formed the heart of the community and the museum itself. The eclectic collections of this community are suitably shown in contextual galleries and cases that reflect the nature of the collection and the collector.

1995 Washington Museum Association Award Special Achievement...”[CGIC]...stands as a symbol of quality for all museums in Washington State...” —Steve A. Anderson, President