Phil Aldrich

Phil is a widely recognized expert in institutional and interpretative planning with decades of experience in the development of cultural attractions. He brings valuable perspective, sound knowledge and creative energy to each project. With excellent leadership and facilitation skills, Phil enables groups to work together to quickly create ideas, resolve conflicting perspectives or effectively advance strategic plans. Phil has customized the workshop process for diverse groups of clients, stakeholders and designers to assist the development of successful outcomes. He applies a holistic and collaborative approach to help clients think strategically, see relationships among ideas, make sense of the design process and build commitment.

· Certified Professional Facilitator, International Association of Facilitators
· Certified ToP Facilitator Designation, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Toronto, ON
· Advanced Facilitation Certificate, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Toronto, ON
· Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Professional Affiliations
· American Association of Museums
· Association of Children’s Museums
· Association of Science Technology Centers
· Canadian Association of Science Centres
· Canadian Museums Association
· Interpretation Canada
· Institute of Cultural Affairs Canada
· International Association of Facilitators
Group Facilitated Strategic Planning and Concept Development
· West Vancouver Arts, Culture and Heritage Facility Development Study, West Vancouver, BC
· Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
· Williams Lake Tourism Discovery Centre, Williams Lake, BC
· Dawson Creek Visitor Centre, Dawson Creek, BC
· Sea to Sky Adventure Centre Concept Development Workshop, Squamish, BC
· National Maritime Museum of Canada - Creative Concept, Vancouver, BC
· Capilano College Program Development, Squamish, BC
· Valles Caldera National Preserve Interpretive Master Plan, Los Alamos, NM
· Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre Master Planning, Concept Development, Osoyoos, BC
· Pushpa Gujral Science City Master Planning, Chandigarh, India
· Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Master Planning, Batavia, IL
· Great Canadian Science Adventure Travelling Exhibit: Canadian Association of Science Centres
· Las Vegas Springs Preserve Interpretive Master Planning, Las Vegas, NV
· Desert Living Center Concept Development, Las Vegas, NV
· Dynamic Earth Thematic Development Sudbury, ON
· Lacerte Children's Zoo Master Planning and Concept Development, Dallas, TX
· Woodland Park Zoo: Family Science Learning Center Concept Development, Seattle, WA
· Toronto Zoo: Children’s Discovery Zone Communications Planning, Thematic Development, Concept Development, Toronto, ON
· Interpretive Center and Trails: MacMillan Provincial Park Communications Planning, Vancouver Island, BC
· Minnesota Zoo Master Planning, Apple Valley, MN
· Vancouver Museum Research and Concept Development, Vancouver, BC
· Kidspace Museum Communications Planning, Concept Development, Pasadena, CA
· San Francisco Zoo Project Organization, Concept Development, San Francisco, CA
· Alaska Islands and Ocean Center Architectural, Interpretation Program, Homer, AK
· Cape Girardeau Nature Center Architecture, Site, and Interpretation Master Planning Cape Girardeau, MO
· The Tech Museum of Innovation Concept Development, San Jose, CA
Zoos and Aquariums
· BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops, BC – 2006
· Woodland Park Zoo: Family Science Learning Center and Zoomazium phases, Seattle, WA – 2006
· Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC – 2006
· Gorillas in the African Rainforest / Lion Exhibit at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, London, England – 2004
· Lincoln Park Zoo: Regenstein African Journey, Chicago, IL – 2003
· Victoria Open Range Zoo: Lions Safari, Werribee, Australia – 2002
· Ocean Park: Wave Cove, Hong Kong – 2000
· Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK – 2000
· Dallas Zoo: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, Dallas, TX – 1997
· Jurong Bird Park Nocturnal Pavilion, Singapore – 1996
· Brookfield Zoo: Wonders at the Coast, Chicago, IL – 1994
Interpretive, Visitor and Cultural Centres
· USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI - Current
· Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary, AB – Current
· Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center, Kodiak, AK – Current
· Squamish Adventure Centre, Squamish, BC – Current
· Mascot Gold Mine & Snaza’ist Centre, Hedley, BC – Current
· Desert Living Center, Las Vegas, NV – Current
· Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, WV – 2006
· Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Osoyoos, BC – 2006
· Dalinor Nature Reserve Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region – 2005
· Stanley Park Nature Interpretive Centre, Vancouver, BC – 2005
· American Memorial Park, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, USA – 2005
· Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus, Cape Girardeau, MO – 2005
· Alaska Islands and Ocean Center, Homer, AK – 2003
· Edmonton International Airport: Patterns in the Landscape, Edmonton, AB – 2003
· Great Rivers Resource Center, St. Louis, MO – 2003
· Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV – 2003
· Vancouver Port Corporation, Vancouver, BC – 2003
· Sullivan Mine Interpretive Center, Kimberley, BC – 1998
· Capilano Salmon Interpretive Center, Vancouver, BC – 1999
· Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA – 1997
· Wickaninnish Visitor Center, Pacific Rim National Park, BC – 1996
· Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC – 1994
· Sharing Traditions: Aboriginal People of the Commonwealth, Vancouver, BC – 1994
· Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center, Wenatchee, WA – 1994
· Manning Park Visitor Center, Manning Park, BC – 1988
· The Energeum, Calgary, AB – 1982
· Museum of the Regiments, Calgary, AB – 2003
· Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA – 2003
· Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL – 2000
· Children's Museum of Richmond, Richmond, VA – 1999
· The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA – 1998
· The Jewish Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, MB – 1994
· The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA – 1988
Science Centres
· Mauna Kea Astronomy Education, Center Hilo, HI – 2006
· Pushpa Gujral Science City, Chandigarh, India – 2004
· The Nature Exchange: Science North, Sudbury, ON – 2000
· Science City at Union Station, Kansas City, MO – 1997
· Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR – 1996
· Northern Freshwater Ecosystems: Science North, Sudbury, ON – 1995
· Dinosaur World Tour for the ExTerra Foundation, Edmonton, AB – 1994
· The Alberta Science Center, Calgary, AB – 1992
Themed Attractions
· EXPO 86 World’s Fair: Expo Center Futures Theatre, Norway Pavilion, Norwegian Explorers Pavilion, Spanish Pavilion, Aviation Theme Plaza, BC Pavilion, Alberta Pavilion, Coquihalla Highway Project, Vancouver, BC – 1986
Articles, Papers and Workshops
· Western AZA Regional Meeting, Vancouver, BC: Workshop Facilitation “New Ideas for Visitor Engagement and Changing Behaviors”, 2006
· Simon Fraser University: ORID Focused Conversations, Dialogue Methodology Showcase, 2005
· SEAZA Conference, Hong Kong: Inspiring Stewardship Through…? with Studio Hanson-Roberts, 2004
· Interpscan: Things that Go Ping, Shock, Amaze and Delight, with Bufo Inc., 2004
· Simon Fraser University: Tools for Implementation in the Urban Design Process, Guest Lecturer, SFU City Program, 2003
· Interpretation Canada Conference, Banff, Canada: The Design of Exhibits for Interpretation, 2001
· Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design: Using Facilitation in Exhibition Design 1999
· Informal Science Review, July/August: Why not let theme parks take over informal education? 1998
· International Zoo Design Conference, Paignton, England: Growing Together with Nature: New Approaches to Meeting the Needs of Young Children in Zoos, 1998
· TiLE Conference, Singapore: Science Centers vs. Theme Parks: What’s the Difference, 1996
· ASTC Conference, Portland: Everything Counts-Serving Up Science Successfully, 1994
· ASTC Conference, Boston: Visitors as Scientists-A Case for Involvement, 1992
· Muse Magazine: The Role of Design in a Museum, 1991Communication Arts:

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