Paulus Design Group

Paulus Design Group develops environments where people and ideas connect.

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About PDG

We bring to life the essence of stories, environments, and great ideas.

Paulus Design Group is an award winning museum planning and design studio providing clients large and small with forward-thinking, creative solutions not defined by type or discipline, but by the power to move an audience.

We foster compelling shared experiences for open learning environments where immersive education, entertainment, and patron satisfaction are the main priorities. At Paulus Design Group we believe in creating with our clients - not just for them.

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Hannaford Leed Exhibit

The Cony Street store in Augusta, Maine, is the world's first supermarket built to the highest standards of the U.S. Green Building Council: Platinum LEED.

Some of the innovative features are a state-of-the-art GreenChill refrigeration system, which uses 50 percent less refrigerant gas than a traditional system, doors on nearly all freezer and refrigerated cases, which save energy and create a more comfortable in-store temperature; and water from two geothermal wells, located 750 feet underground, to help regulate the building's temperature. All of the interactive pedestals cover each of the signature design elements.

Hannaford, Augusta, Maine

The Concorde Story

Concorde was a cliché queen; flying on the edge of space, faster than a rifle bullet, and from her windows you could see the curvature of the Earth, these things usually only possible whilst wearing a G suit, oxygen mask, and sitting on an ejector seat! Concorde was able to overtake the sun, and in some months, one could arrive before they set off - you could literally 'buy back time'. This traveling exhibit housed​ in a 53 foot tractor-trailer welcomed its visitors to this one-of-a-kind exhibit of aviation history and innovation told through the artifacts of British Airways employees. The exhibit highlights interesting photographs, models, and company memorabilia of past and present.

British Airways, London

WWII GI Soldier Exhibit

The experience of the average GI World War II soldier is examined. Forever changed from the naive teenager of the 1940s, the American GI was shaped overnight to function in a modern military force. With over 2,500 artifacts on display, this transformation of the GI soldier is presented through his eyes, and his attitudes and opinions created the postwar world we inherited.

American History Museum, Smithsonian , Washington, DC

Oakwood Bottoms Nature Trails

Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir Interpretive Site is part of Shawnee National Forest. The site provides habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl and a laboratory for studying the effects of floodwater on a forest of pin oaks. Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir Interpretive Site features 2 nature trails. The Walk of Life Trail is a .25-mile loop on a boardwalk with interpretive signage that goes through one of the flooded timber impoundments.

National Park Service, Grand Tower, Illinois

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

MMGM's Rock Garden introduces Maine's geology with 22 truly amazing geological specimens from around the State (and one mammoth specimen from outer space!). Built as an outside exhibit, the Rock Garden is already being utilized as a teaching tool with regional school groups. Specimens include folded marble to monolithic granite pieces and a 27-ton conglomerate boulder.

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, Bethel, Maine

Greensboro Children's Museum

Our Town, children go to work on Main Street in a variety of realistic hands-on exhibits that give children the chance to role play and make believe with their parents and caregivers. The Museum is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment. The Museum in downtown Greensboro includes permanent exhibits designed to stimulate children's imaginations and provide educational play experiences.

City of Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Visit the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center in Vance, Alabama to experience firsthand the rich history - and the exciting future - of the world's most renowned automaker. For more than 20 years, Mercedes-Benz has been manufacturing some of their popular automobiles in Alabama, and the Visitor Center is an evolving, interactive tour through some of the legendary manufacturer's greatest innovations and most promising future concepts.

Mercedes-Benz International, Vance, Alabama

Frontier Texas Museum

Frontier Texas! is one of only a few museums in the world to feature life-sized holographic figures. Experience the dramatic Texas frontier as the story comes to life in this multimedia history facility. Visitors will meet some of the real people who lived and died on the Texas frontier. Feel the terror of a wolf attack, the chaos of a buffalo stampede and the tension of a deadly card game shootout. Buffalo hunters, Comanche warriors, explorers and pioneers await you on this great adventure on the Frontier.

City of Abilene, Abilene, TX

Hawaii Volcano Museum

Kilauea Visitor Center, the number one visitor center attraction on the island of Hawaii. Located near the park entrance, the center is typically the first stop for the 2.6 million people who visit Kilauea Volcano. The visitor center patio gives the public a better overview of the park's environmental, historical, and cultural features. The exhibit design and content reflect the islands' leading biologists, ornithologists, entomologists, botanists, and volcanologists.

National Park Service, Hawaii National Park, Kilauea, Hawaii

Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center

Discover what makes the Green Mountain Coffee experience so special at the visitor center and café in Waterbury, Vermont. Located in a beautifully restored train station built in 1875, explore their passion for coffee from "source to cup" exhibit through interactive exhibits and videos. The café brews a daily variety of free coffee samples and offers a tempting selection of coffees, specialty drinks, and locally made baked goods and light fare to compliment the Museum experience.

Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury, Vermont

Smithsonian Insect Zoo

The O. Orkin Insect Zoo is a special exhibit hall on the 2nd Floor of the Museum where visitors can observe live insects and their many-legged relatives. Volunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo.

Natural History Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

Bowdoin College Wayfinding

Founded in 1794, the college is steeped in history and is ranked one of the nation's top educational institutions. Newsweek described Bowdoin as a "New Ivy", one of a number of elite colleges and universities outside of the Ivy League.

Exterior wayfinding throughout the campus for the last 15 years. These collaborations have included signage and graphics throughout the campus. Working closely with Vice President of Development and understanding the overall visual communication goals of the college have been paramount to implementing a successful sign program campus wide.

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine


The interior of the Mobil/Exxon NASCAR trailer is loaded with educational video interactives and colorful info graphics. Included in the tour is a virtual test drive video game. The video game incorporates colorful infographic explaining how the racecar works.

Mobil Exxon Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia

Miller Brewing Visitor Center

The Miller Visitor Center offers you an indoor/outdoor guided walking tour of Miller Valley, home to over 155 years of brewing history. Experience everything from Fredrick Miller's arrival in Milwaukee to the high-speed production lines used today. The tour seamlessly blends the rich history of Miller Brewing Co. with the modern technology of today's brewing process with interactive exhibits.

Miller Brewing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted Aboard the RMS Titanic

The tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic has captivated our imaginations for decades. Among those who lost their lives when the ship sank were the ship's five postal clerks.

National Postal Museum, Washington, DC

Lancaster Train Museum

The Train Exhibit at the Children's Museum of Virginia is designed to look like a train depot platform. Railway tracks guide visitors from the "platform area" toward the main Lancaster exhibit and collection. Emerging from the "tunnel" you discover a huge, multi-tiered train layout. Walls of the exhibit room feature even more of the Lancaster antique train and toy collection. The exhibit layouts represent the state of Virginia and contains four geographical features that are distinctly Virginia.

City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia

Our Clients

National Park Service
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters