Conceptron Associates Independent Audio-Visual Design Consultants
TAA member companies range from storytellers to science centres, from architects to audio-visual engineers, and from marketers to master planners – many of whom have worked in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, as well as throughout North America.

TAA services range from exhibit and theming design, to technical consulting, to operations and site planning. Products range from graphics and signage, to audio-visual equipment, to rides, to set and exhibit construction.

Most of the principals know each other, and often form consortiums to tackle larger projects. Here are the member firms that have web sites:



AldrichPears Associates Ltd.
  • Vision Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Exhibit Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Audio/VisualDesign
  • Live Programming
  • Specialty Theatres
Architectura Planning Architecture Interiors Inc.
  • Architecture
  • master planning
  • interior design
  • facility design
Artcraft Advertising Ltd.
  • vandal resistant signage
  • high resolution archival exhibit graphics
  • large format digital printing
  • custom fabrication of exhibits and displays
  • illuminated sign cabinets
Ballantyne & Associates Facilitators of organizational development or change:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy Governance
  • Association Management
  • Planetariums & Museums
  • Themed Attractions & Tourism
  • Non-Profit Governance & Management
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Program Development
  • Re-Visioning & Creative Problem-solving
Bing Thom Architects Inc.
  • architecture
  • urban design
  • exhibition design and theming
  • theatre design
  • facilities analysis
  • feasibility programming and development
Busby & Associates Architects  
Canadian Heritage Federal Government
Canadian Institute of the Arts for Young Audiences Produce Vancouver International Children's Festival
Commercial Electronics Ltd.
  • develop conceptual solutions for
    sound & presentation needs
  • select, test and recommend equipment
  • stock, order and sell equipment
  • specify and detail audio, video, display and control wiring
  • specify and program control software
  • detail and certify installation requirements
  • install wiring and equipment
  • rent and service equipment
  • online video editing suite
  • develop and market OmniQ Show controller
Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Cultural resource planning and development
Conceptron Associates
  • audio visual systems design - vendor / contractor independent
  • requirements assessment of technical systems
  • specification writing
  • bid evaluation and contract administration
  • installation review of A/V contractor's work
  • acceptance testing of A/V and control systems
D. Jensen & Associates Ltd.
  • Exhibit design consulting
  • Master planning
  • Special exhibit effects
  • Concept design and development
  • Interactives
Douglas Welch Design Associates Ltd.
  • Lighting Design
  • Theatre Consulting
DM Russell
  • market and product development strategies
  • market and financial feasibility analysis
  • tourism policy formulation
  • planning, design and construction of tourism attractions
  • tourism resource management analysis and inventories
  • natural, heritage & cultural tourism
  • tourism planning and management workshops and seminars
  • Internet marketing for tourism
Economic Planning Group
  • Market Research
  • Product-Market matching
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plans
  • Strategic Planning
  • Impact Assessments
Envisioning & Storytelling Inc. (E&S)  
John Martin Gilbert
  • 3-D specialist
  • Exhibit design
  • Advertising & editorial art
  • Master communicator
  • Sculptor
  • Sense of humor
Gatrill Management Associates
  • Project management
  • Design management
  • Cost estimation/planning
  • Concept/feasibility studies
  • Industrial design
  • Animation
Historical Xperiences Heritage Tourism
Ian C. McLennan Helping to make...
  • Museums
  • Science Centres
  • Visitor Centres
  • Planetariums
  • IMAX Theatres
  • Theme Parks
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • World Expositions

  • ...better places to visit
J2 Media Group Inc. Web design to help you get more clients. (Designed TAA's new site)
Karo Design Resources Inc. Environments:
  • consulting design services in retail, exhibits, wayfinding and signage

  • Communications:
  • graphic design and production

  • Products:
  • industrial design and product engineering

  • Interactive:
  • internet based business solutions
KPMG Consulting  
Lamont Management Inc.
  • arts and attractions management consulting
  • programming and organizational planning for fairs, events and performing arts projects
  • special event creative development and production
Lord Planning & Management  
Marketpulse International Event Strategies...
  • Marketing
  • Ticketing
  • Registration
  • Accreditation
North Vancouver Museum and Archives
  • Community development on Vancouver's North Shore,
  • Industrial activity, particularly shipbuilding, & the early logging & lumber trade,
  • Transportation & the Port of Vancouver,
  • Recreation in the North Shore mountains
Ollner Design
  • Concept design
  • design / exhibits, themed environments
  • design / sets
  • trade shows
  • science centers
  • interiors
  • think tank contributor
Owen Bird Barristers & Solicitors  
Pacific National Exhibition  
Pannell Kerr Forster Consulting Inc.  
Panther Productions  
Patrick Roberge Productions Inc.  
Science World
  • 46,000 sq.ft. of interactive and hands-on exhibits
  • 400 seat OMNIMAX Theatre (Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre)
  • 200 seat Electronic Cinema Theatre (Weyerhaeuser Science Theatre)
  • Facility available for evening rentals
The Lunny Communications Group Inc.  
The Themed Attraction Association of British Columbia Explore TAABC for more information on all of the members, not just those with web sites.
Three Dimensional Services Inc. Fabricators of:
  • Themed environments and retail interiors
  • Signage and sign systems
  • Millwork and cabinetry
  • Exhibitry
  • Sculpture
  • Custom electronics
  • Oddities

  • Project management
    Installation services
UBC Museum of Anthropology  
Vancouver Aquarium  
VISTA Collaborative Arts Inc.
  • information design
  • giant screen film production
  • video & high definition video production
  • simulation experience design and production
  • interpretive and interactive av productions for learning
  • attraction planning and production
Whitewater West Industries Ltd.  
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