When the Mobius Science Center opened in Avista’s historic Post Street Substation Annex, Avista wanted to include an interactive exhibit for youth to learn about the history of hydropower in Riverfront Park and the architect who designed the Substation Annex. Avista hired us to concept, write, design, illustrate, manage production, and oversee installation of the exhibit.
We designed, illustrated, and wrote an interactive mobile structure that allows visitors to generate electricity by turning a hand crank that powers lights that travel on a map from the river to Spokane neighborhoods. The exhibit educates visitors on Kirtland Cutter’s influence on Spokane architecture and Avista’s commitment to STEM education.
The exhibit is eye-catching, informative, and movable, so it can promote the science center, Avista’s history, and encourage youth participation in STEM programs at Mobius and around Spokane.