Maple & Associates, LLC is a multidisciplinary design firm with over thirty years of experience in the planning, design and production coordination of exhibitions. Every interpretive project is unique; requiring the distillation of complex topics into stories that are both accessible and relevant to visitors.
We provide services for a wide variety of clients; from museums as comprehensive as the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library redesign to temporary or traveling exhibitions.
Every project brings its own distinctive story and innovative approach. We look forward to hearing from you about your creative challenge.
William Maple has very local roots. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with an “Environmental Design” degree where he took a job at the campus art gallery to help pay off his student grant. Little did he know that this would be a career decision! For the past 30 years he has been designing permanent exhibits throughout the United States and in countries as far away as Panama and Korea. One of his first freelance projects was in the “old ticket office” at the Hollywood Bowl. (History, Québec on Stage, Disney at the Bowl)
His favorite projects become deeply personal. These include: The National Prisoner of War Museum, The Cherokee Trails of Tears Exhibit and the redesign of the George Bush (Senior) Presidential Museum.
Luke Maple is a graduate from California State Channel Islands with a degree in fine arts. Having grown up around design, he now makes his mark in the museum and exhibition industry. With a background in emerging technologies, he utilizes cutting edge equipment to aid in storytelling. In addition to traditional graphic design, the use of virtual reality, 3D printing and projection has been implemented in a wide variety of exhibitions.