With two decades of experience in the museum/exhibit design field, the firm of James Bradberry Architects possesses unique qualifications to program, design, and supervise construction of engaged play areas, didactic and interpretative exhibits, display galleries, temporary exhibition spaces, specialized art and artifact storage, historical restorations, graphic signage, and the like.
JBA has worked on numerous museum/exhibit design- projects. We were architects for the travelling exhibit “The Gift of Rights to the World’s Children,” an interactive exhibit funded by UNICEF. Our Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University is a unique venue with a whimsical fictive world for exploring the magic of children's literature. Similarly, we have completed two ‘Storyville’ projects for the Baltimore County Public Library System, early learning centers designed and created to foster early literacy and school readiness skills. Since the completion of the second Storyville we have designed interactive learning environments for several more public libraries, including facilities in Havre de Grace, MD, Frisco, TX, Hartford, CT, and Syracuse, NY. These are unique facilities that excite, engage, and educate children. Our work in these spaces goes beyond architecture, as we also design each of the interactives, special exhibit technologies, graphics, etc.
After completing the Storyville Projects, JBA’s principal, Jim Bradberry, co-authored “The Power of Play” along with two educators from Baltimore County Public Library. The book, published through The American Library Association’s ALA editions, is an introduction and primer on how to create impactful spaces to foster early learning within a library setting.