Over 30 Years of Design
Maple & Associates, LLC 1992 – Present
Creation of numerous exhibition projects, both as Maple & Associates, and in collaboration with other firms and institutions.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 10th Anniversary Redesign
Complete redesign of more than forty separate exhibits in the 18,000 square foot museum. Responsibilities included project management and integration of all disciplines of the redesign team. Supervision of fabrication, graphic design and production, lighting and AV software and hardware. Monthly meetings and continuous liaison with the GBPLM staff, as well as hands-on involvement with every phase of the redesign effort. Creation and delivery of major design presentations before the Bush Foundation, the public, and the press.
Other Projects – My Body Exhibit, Papolote Museum, Mexico City • Richard Nixon Centennial Exhibit • Pat Nixon First Lady Centennial Exhibit • Rokeby Museum • LA Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Hall Upper Level • USS George H.W. Bush Tribute Room • Cherokee Trail of Tears Exhibit • Stones River National Battlefield Museum • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center • Tumacacori Mission Museum • Zion National Park Museum • TOYs of the ‘50s, ’60s & ‘70s
Museum Master Planning – Mt. SAC Athletics Heritage Hall Museum • Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum • Panama Canal Museum • Mission San Juan Capistrano • Mozart Vienna Centennial Museum
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 Cal 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, users can see Virtual Reality, and 3D Printing capture viewers attention at the upcoming Apollo exhibition at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.