Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Master Planning

Graphics Production

Installation Supervision

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a permanent exhibit was designed for a local water filtration plant. After the events of 911, public visitation to the plant was discouraged, so a traveling exhibit celebrating a century of service to the City of Los Angeles was created. The anniversary exhibit, "Water and Power in the History of Los Angeles" provided a special insight into the role the LADWP has played in the historical development of Los Angeles.

The change from permanent to traveling exhibit created numerous challenges, including tight deadlines, and the lack of artifacts or display venues. Artifacts were quickly researched and acquired from "boneyards" throughout California LADWP plant facilities.

The exhibit traveled to several other venues throughout LA County where it needed to be reconfigured to custom fit the access and unique attributes of each gallery. M&A provided detailed layouts, setup drawings and onsite consulting during installation for each site.The exhibit premiered at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. It was then reconfigured for multiple sites including: the historic Pico House, San Pedro Harbor, and eventually concluding in an empty store interior at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.