T O X E Y / M C M I L L A N D E S I G N A S S O C I A T E S L L C
What we do
TMDA is a Design/Build firm with extensive experience developing exhibits for museums and visitor centers
across the western U.S. and Europe. Combining creative design with academic rigor, we are renowned for
producing engaging, interpretive, experiential exhibits that are also very well researched. Our permanent,
traveling, and changeable exhibits range broadly in size, budget, subject matter, and audience.
Prior to TMDA’s founding in 1992 Paris, France, the two principals worked as Imagineers for
Disney—one as an architect and the other as a production designer—primarily on EuroDisneyland. We left a
legacy of immersive exhibits across Europe before relocating to and refocussing on the U.S. in 1998.
We apply our training as Disney designers to the museum industry by transforming exhibit content
into exciting learning experiences and environments. We bring thought-provoking interpretation, creativity,
and cutting-edge technology to museum exhibits.
When creating an exhibit, TMDA tells a story, not
just with facts and artifacts. We connect visitors to our subject matter by giving them experiences and
creating emotions. We let visitors feel as if they are stepping back in time or into another realm to witness
firsthand the content featured in the exhibit. This approach engages them in exciting and memorable ways.
work goes well beyond exhibits, however. We apply our design and interpretation skills and our decades of
experience to developing: digital scenography, walking/driving/audio tours, museum planning, feasibilities
studies, workshop development/facilitation, and much, much more….
Site Visit and Analysis
Defining Project Themes and Objectives
Master Exhibition Planning
Immersive Experience Design
Stakeholder and Community Meeting Facilitation
Touchscreens: Content and Production
A/V Specifications and Integration
Walking and Driving Tours
Video Planning and Production
Object Mounts and Bases
Best Practices Archival Exhibits
Architectural and Engineering Coordination
3D Digital Models
Educational Teaching Models