Overview of Makerspace gallery.
Early prototype of Sail Race exhibit that was evaluated with visitors.
As part of the design, I created a new entry lobby for a ticketed young learners space called the Discovery Room. It gave a more formal entry to the space as well as provided a viewing window with a bench to see into the Maker Garage while waiting for the next session to begin.
Makerspace Gallery

Makerspace allows visitors to learn about the principles behind invention through playing, building, adapting, modifying and working together.
Role and Challenges:
I worked with the content/exhibits team to develop exhibits and floorplans. I also made initial concepts all the way through final build drawings and oversaw construction and install of exhibitry.
One of the challenges was it needed to be a multi-use space with a classroom, exhibits, and a space for community partners. A solution for this was to create an open, inviting classroom space and a Maker Garage for the community partners as a nod to the original Makers of the 1970’s that started in their garage.
Exhibition Opened:
June 2015
Exhibition Still Open
3,500 sq. ft.
Saint Louis Science Center

Freelance, Full-time
Michael Schoenewies
Exhibit Designer St. Louis, MO