tellermadsen has extensive experience in the planning and design of interpretive exhibits. Click on any portfolio heading to display a selected project list; click on the orange text-links to view corresponding descriptions and slideshows.

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, Illinois
» eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art

Aztalan State Park
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
» Archaeological site master planning

Biltmore Company
Asheville, North Carolina
eye iconGeorge Vanderbilt: the Man and His Treasures
» Dairy Complex Exhibit at the Winery
» Halloween Room Exhibit
» Women of Biltmore

Canal Corridor Association
Chicago, Illinois
» I&M Canal outdoor interpretive signage

Chicago Academy of Sciences
(now the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum); Chicago, IL
» Reflections on the Past, Visions for the Future

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconPut the City Up: A History of Commercial Architecture in Chicago 1830-1990 at the Harold Washington Library, Chicago. Part of the exhibit is now on permanent display at O’Hare International Airport.

Chicago History Museum
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconVivian Maier's Chicago
On exhibit September 2012 through January 2014.
» Maxwell Street
» That's Good News! Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (design of audio component on Thomas A. Dorsey)

Chicago Park District
Chicago, Illinois
» Conceptual planning and design for an exhibit on Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and interpretive displays for a contemporary sculpture by African-American artist Martin Puryear

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconThe Dream of Chicago: 150 Years of the Chicago Tribune at the Chicago Cultural Center

Claude Pepper Center
Tallahassee, Florida
eye iconEyewitness to a Century
» Faith in Action: Claude Pepper and Florida’s Jewish Community
» Claude Pepper Biography, traveling exhibition
» Labor’s Advocate
» Design and production of audio tour for Eyewitness to a Century
» Directing and production of biographical film on Senator Pepper

Conner Prairie
Fishers, Indiana
» Conceptual planning

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Cortez, Colorado
» Conceptual planning

Detroit Historical Museum
Detroit, Michigan
eye iconMotor City: The Industry and the Workers

The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, Illinois
» Senator Everett Dirksen exhibit
» Senator Robert Michel exhibit
» Senator Scott Lucas exhibit

Divine Word Mission
Techny, Illinois
» Conceptual planning for special exhibits on the history of the mission

Facing History and Ourselves
Boston, Massachusettes
» Anne Frank in the World, Chicago Cultural Center
» Choosing to Participate, at the Chicago Cultural Center

Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois
» Exhibit on the history and culture of Bread, for the Corner Bakery restaurant at the museum.

Florida Department of State
Tallahassee, Florida
» Exhibit conceptual planning for the Old Capitol

Geneva Historical Museum
Geneva, Illinois
» Conceptual planning and design

Grosse Point Lighthouse
Evanston, Illinois
» Eyes on the Sea, Re-installation of a portion of TM’s Shedd Aquarium exhibit

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, Iowa
eye iconAn Uncommon Man

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Springfield, Illinois
eye iconLincoln in Metamora, Metamora Courthouse, Metamora, IL
eye iconConceptual planning and design for The Jarrot Mansion; Cahokia, IL
» Conceptual planning and design for Fort Massac, Metropolis, IL

Illinois Juvenile Justice Department, Cook County Juvenile Court
Chicago, Illinois
» 100 Years of the Juvenile Court

Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Illinois
eye iconAt Home in the Heartland

Lake County Forest Preserve District
Libertyville, Illinois
eye iconAdlai E. Stevenson Historic Home
Permanent indoor/outdoor exhibit.
eye iconThe Lake County Mall of History / Bringing the World Home at The Lake County Discovery Museum; Wauconda, IL
» Independence Grove Visitor Center

Mark Twain Museum
Hannibal, Missouri
» The Huck Finn Experience, exhibit and multi-media installation

McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconYour Faith, My Freedom

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Chicago, Illinois
» Day of the Dead exhibit

The McLean County Museum of History
Bloomington, Illinois
eye iconEncounter on the Prairie and exhibit revisions
» Conceptual planning and design for exhibits on Adlai Stevenson
» Research and Conceptual planning for Adlai Today website

Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, Missouri
» St. Louis in the Gilded Age

The Newberry Library
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconHome Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North - September 2013 through March 2014
eye iconThe Frontier in American Culture
eye iconWith Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial and Honest Abe in the West Exhibitions

Nike Corporation and The DuSable Museum of African American History
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconHoop History (reinstalled at Navy Pier and at the Illinois High School Basketball Assn.’s March Madness)

The Northern Indiana Center for History
South Bend, Indiana
eye iconVoyages: Exploring the History of the St. Joseph Valley
» Kidsfirst Children’s Museum

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
Evanston, Illinois
eye iconSigma Alpha Epsilon
Exhibit is ongoing.

Special Children’s Charities
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconBorn in Chicago, 40 Years of Special Olympics at Soldier Field, Chicago

Spertus Museum of Jewish Studies
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconZell Holocaust Memorial
eye iconWhat is Judaism?

Wisconsin State Historical Museum
Madison, Wisconsin
eye iconOn Common Ground


Arthur Andersen & Co.
St. Charles, Illinois
eye iconFirm Culture Center exhibits

Brink's Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconThe Brink's Museum

Caterpillar Corporation
Peoria, Illinois
» Shovel sales kiosk
eye iconLobby exhibits

Motorola Museum
Schaumburg, Illinois
» Re-design of museum exhibit elements
» Elmer Wavering exhibit

RR Donnelley & Co.
Chicago, Illinois
» Exhibit planning and design for lobby displays

Tuthill Corp.
Burr Ridge, Illinois
eye iconProduct display

U.S. Equities
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconLobby display

Zimmer, Corp.
Warsaw, Indiana
» Master planning for corporate exhibit and facilities tour


Chicago Department of Environment
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconFord Calumet Environmental Center
» North Park Nature Center
eye iconMigratory Birding brochure

Chicago Park District
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconThe Children's Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory

The Evelyn Pease Tyner Environmental Center
Glenview, Illinois
» Exhibit research and writing

The Field Museum Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
» Into the Wild, consulting with Serrell and Assoc.

Holliday Park Nature Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
eye iconThe White River

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
Olympia Fields, Illinois
eye iconConceptual planning

Lake County Forest Preserve District
Libertyville, Illinois
eye iconMiddlefork Savanna and Rollins Savanna exhibits

Nature of Illinois Foundation
Chicago, Illinois
» Not in My Back Yard, interactive game for the Illinois State Science Surveys

Red Oak Nature Center
Fox Valley Forest Preserve District

Aurora, Illinois

Riveredge Nature Center
Newburg, Wisconsin


Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, Illinois
» Swamp Exhibit charette
» Coast Exhibit charette

Cosley Zoo
Wheaton, Illinois
» Signage projects

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconThe Nature Boardwalk at South Pond, interpretive signage

John G. Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconOn Arctic Ice: The Arctic Hunters of Canada
eye iconSpirits in the Wilderness
» The Spell of the Shell
eye iconEyes on the Sea
» Toys Ahoy
» A fish Eye’s View
» Don’t Blink Now
» Wave of the Future


Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC
» Locks and Dams of the Middle Mississippi

Chicago Academy of Sciences(now the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum)
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconEnergy: Choosing Our Future

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconMoon Rocks

Conant High School
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
eye iconConant High School Goes Green

Exelon Pavilion in Millennium Park
Chicago, Illinois
eye iconPaths to Power

Lake County Forest Preserve District
Libertyville, Illinois
eye iconRyerson Welcome Center exhibits

The Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Illinois
eye iconTake Flight, planning for transportation wing
eye iconToymaker 3000

Northwest Indiana Children’s Science Discovery Center
» Conceptual planning