Our Services


We offer integrated development, design and delivery for the museums and cultural sectors.

Concept Design
& Visualisation


Developing captivating concepts for exhibitions is a real strength of the hsd studio team. Our designers work collaboratively with architects and clients to create imaginative environments. Using both hand-drawn and digital technologies we prepare effective visuals to share with your stakeholders and funders.

Key Skills

  • Vision definition
  • Experience mapping
  • Media selection
  • Visuals (Hand-drawn, Sketch-up and CAD)
  • Gallery walk-throughs
  • Art Direction

Visual
Communication (2D)


In synergy with our 3D teams, we have a talented graphic design studio, providing visual concepts, and accessible communication hierarchies to engage visitors with content. Our team includes experienced artworkers and print managers to oversee the production of graphic elements.

Key Skills

  • Visual communication strategies
  • Graphic design
  • Styling for digital elements
  • Original illustration
  • Artwork coordination
  • Print-ready artwork

Masterplanning


Our team supports all aspects of early project development to ensure that your engagement, learning, conservation, and financial goals are met. In the UK, we provide audience development and activity planning expertise to support HLF bids.

Key Skills

  • Governance advice
  • Feasibility studies
  • Operational plans
  • Staffing structures
  • Audience analysis
  • Activity plans

Securing Funding


We help clients prepare compelling funding bids to grant-giving bodies and private donors. Our team devises effective fundraising strategies, writes bids, prepares campaign material and can make dynamic pitches to project sponsors.

Key Skills

  • Fundraising advice and strategies
  • Campaign collateral
  • Preparation of bid applications
  • Presentations to funders
  • HLF applications
  • Grant monitoring

Interpretation


Our team creates absorbing interpretative storylines for museums, historic sites and attractions. We structure content in an accessible and layered way for visitors, and help clients to develop and manage content assets including text, imagery, objects and digital media.

Key Skills

  • Interpretative plans
  • Message definition
  • Learning strategies
  • Text writing
  • Image research / licensing
  • Object selection

Consultation


We understand the importance of engaging with your stakeholders and audiences, and recognise the benefit that this dialogue brings to projects. We build consultation strategies and conduct effective conversations with community partners that enriches our interpretative design process.

Key Skills

  • Stakeholder and audience definition
  • Consultation plans
  • Universal access assessments
  • Leading consultation workshops
  • Managing stakeholder dialogue
  • Post-completion evaluation

Developed
& Technical Design


We build on the dynamic concepts created in our studio to prepare comprehensive developed and detailed design packages. Our technical design team works in close collaboration with other project disciplines, including architectural, M&E and structural designers. We can work in BIM-enabled environments and create full bid-ready technical packages.

Key Skills

  • Integrated detailed designs
  • Itemised schedules
  • AutoCAD
  • BIM
  • Universal design compliance
  • Bid-ready design packages

Branding,
Wayfinding & Digital


Our team implements attractive brand identities for museums across multiple platforms. We develop clear and effective signage and wayfinding strategies to guide visitors around sites. Our service encompasses digital solutions, including apps, websites, and social media.

Key Skills

  • Brand definition
  • Communication strategies
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • PR and marketing management
  • Digital definition
  • App and website styling

Project Delivery


Our in-house team of experienced contract managers oversee the delivery of projects from initial costings and procurement strategies, to tender (bid) management, prototyping and testing, site installation, handover and staff training.

Key Skills

  • Exhibit costing and value engineering
  • Programme control
  • Risk management
  • CDM compliance
  • Tender coordination
  • Contractor management

Other Services


As well as the skills and services outlined, we have amassed many other talents over our 35-year history. We can also compile wider consultant teams to meet the precise requirements of heritage schemes. Please get in touch to discuss how we can support your project.

Concept Design
& Visualisation


Developing captivating concepts for exhibitions is a real strength of the hsd studio team. Our designers work collaboratively with architects and clients to create imaginative environments. Using both hand-drawn and digital technologies we prepare effective visuals to share with your stakeholders and funders.

Key Skills

  • Vision definition
  • Experience mapping
  • Media selection
  • Visuals (Hand-drawn, Sketch-up and CAD)
  • Gallery walk-throughs
  • Art Direction

Visual
Communication (2D)


In synergy with our 3D teams, we have a talented graphic design studio, providing visual concepts, and accessible communication hierarchies to engage visitors with content. Our team includes experienced artworkers and print managers to oversee the production of graphic elements.

Key Skills

  • Visual communication strategies
  • Graphic design
  • Styling for digital elements
  • Original illustration
  • Artwork coordination
  • Print-ready artwork

Masterplanning


Our team supports all aspects of early project development to ensure that your engagement, learning, conservation, and financial goals are met. In the UK, we provide audience development and activity planning expertise to support HLF bids.

Key Skills

  • Governance advice
  • Feasibility studies
  • Operational plans
  • Staffing structures
  • Audience analysis
  • Activity plans

Securing Funding


We help clients prepare compelling funding bids to grant-giving bodies and private donors. Our team devises effective fundraising strategies, writes bids, prepares campaign material and can make dynamic pitches to project sponsors.

Key Skills

  • Fundraising advice and strategies
  • Campaign collateral
  • Preparation of bid applications
  • Presentations to funders
  • HLF applications
  • Grant monitoring

Interpretation


Our team creates absorbing interpretative storylines for museums, historic sites and attractions. We structure content in an accessible and layered way for visitors, and help clients to develop and manage content assets including text, imagery, objects and digital media.

Key Skills

  • Interpretative plans
  • Message definition
  • Learning strategies
  • Text writing
  • Image research / licensing
  • Object selection

Consultation


We understand the importance of engaging with your stakeholders and audiences, and recognise the benefit that this dialogue brings to projects. We build consultation strategies and conduct effective conversations with community partners that enriches our interpretative design process.

Key Skills

  • Stakeholder and audience definition
  • Consultation plans
  • Universal access assessments
  • Leading consultation workshops
  • Managing stakeholder dialogue
  • Post-completion evaluation

Developed
& Technical Design


We build on the dynamic concepts created in our studio to prepare comprehensive developed and detailed design packages. Our technical design team works in close collaboration with other project disciplines, including architectural, M&E and structural designers. We can work in BIM-enabled environments and create full bid-ready technical packages.

Key Skills

  • Integrated detailed designs
  • Itemised schedules
  • AutoCAD
  • BIM
  • Universal design compliance
  • Bid-ready design packages

Branding,
Wayfinding & Digital


Our team implements attractive brand identities for museums across multiple platforms. We develop clear and effective signage and wayfinding strategies to guide visitors around sites. Our service encompasses digital solutions, including apps, websites, and social media.

Key Skills

  • Brand definition
  • Communication strategies
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • PR and marketing management
  • Digital definition
  • App and website styling

Project Delivery


Our in-house team of experienced contract managers oversee the delivery of projects from initial costings and procurement strategies, to tender (bid) management, prototyping and testing, site installation, handover and staff training.

Key Skills

  • Exhibit costing and value engineering
  • Programme control
  • Risk management
  • CDM compliance
  • Tender coordination
  • Contractor management

Other Services


As well as the skills and services outlined, we have amassed many other talents over our 35-year history. We can also compile wider consultant teams to meet the precise requirements of heritage schemes. Please get in touch to discuss how we can support your project.

 

Our Work


We create engaging and intelligent environments for cultural destinations, heritage sites and museums.

 

Our People


We are a diverse team of 50+ creatives and professionals who take a collaborative approach to project working.

 

Our News


Hear about our latest projects, travels and upcoming opportunities.

 

Our Awards


We have successfully completed over 500 schemes worldwide. Many have received audience and critical acclaim.

2016

Project of the Year RICS Award
Cardigan Castle

2016

2016 Civic Trust Awards
Stonehenge Visitor Centre (building designed by Denton Corker Marshall)

2015

Design Week Awards (shortlisted)
Magna Carta, Spirit of Justice, Power of Words, Salisbury Cathedral

2014

NAI Interpret Media Awards
Tuskegee Airmen Large Screen Film (with Aperture Films)

2013

European Museum of the Year, Council of Europe
The Museum of Liverpool

2012

Sustainability Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Museum of Liverpool

2010

Michael Middleton Special Award, Civic Trust Awards
St Martin-in-the-Fields

2010

UK Permanent Exhibition Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Ulster Museum

2009

International Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

2016

Project of the Year RICS Award
Cardigan Castle

2016

2016 Civic Trust Awards
Stonehenge Visitor Centre (building designed by Denton Corker Marshall)

2015

Design Week Awards (shortlisted)
Magna Carta, Spirit of Justice, Power of Words, Salisbury Cathedral

2014

NAI Interpret Media Awards
Tuskegee Airmen Large Screen Film (with Aperture Films)

2013

European Museum of the Year, Council of Europe
The Museum of Liverpool

2012

Sustainability Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Museum of Liverpool

2010

Michael Middleton Special Award, Civic Trust Awards
St Martin-in-the-Fields

2010

UK Permanent Exhibition Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Ulster Museum

2009

International Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
 

Contact Us


For all new project enquiries, please email us at info@haleysharpe.com or call on +44 (0)116 251 8555

UK, Europe,
Middle East and Asia

11-15 Guildhall Lane,
Leicester,
LE1 5FQ,
United Kingdom


+44 (0)116 251 8555

North
America

75 Sherbourne Street,
Suite 223,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, M5A 2P9


+1 416 361 3338

Southern
Africa

87A Krantzview Road,
Kloof, 3610,
KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa


+27 31 764 0600

 

Careers


If you are seeking employment, an internship or have an academic enquiry, please email us at opportunities@haleysharpe.com