Featured Projects

Bluewater Studio has produced and collaborated on the creation of a wide array of great environments and exhibitions projects nationally and internationally. We are positioned to provide clients and design partners with the highest quality of management, planning, creative support, fabrication, and installation, including the integration of innovative media and technology solutions.

“I have had the privilege to work with the team at Bluewater studio on many exhibition projects. Their team always keeps the projects focused and on track with fantastic results.”

James Bruer, PrincipalWeatherston Bruer Associates

“…incredibly effective exhibit producer, a collaborative communicator, and tightly focused on meeting client expectations while taking into consideration the unique needs of each project…. Creative, resourceful, trustworthy and able to solve complex design challenges by leveraging the expertise of all team members.”

Mary Trieschmann, Principal ConsultantTrieschmann Exhibit Development

“Working with Erich Zuern was a great experience… there was always great communication, great ideas, and the result is a fabulous exhibit.“

Stefanie Kohn, CuratorNational Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

“Thanks, BW team, this is the most amazing corporate branding install that I have seen. The creativity, communication, cooperation, and teamwork were truly enjoyable, and the end-product spectacular.”

Bob Klinger, LEED AP Vice PresidentJLL

“Bluewater Studio has separated your team from our pool of other partners. This distinction is due to your impressive attention to this project, general ease of working with you and your final quality product. A sincere thank you from your friends at Kahler Slater.”

Tony LaPorte, Environmental Branding Team Leader

“Jim Hungerford, Erich Zuern, and Jim Gould are experts in the world of museum exhibitions based on years of experience and keen understanding of the central role culture plays in society today. They’re creative, collaborative, and delivery-oriented.”

Maria Piacente, Vice President ExhibitionsLord Cultural Resources

"I could not be more impressed with the whole team's professionalism and collegiality. They have knocked it out of the park so far!"

Rick Woten, Ph.D.IHHC Director

"The end product was superior, transformative and highly reflective of the industry we represent in a unique and impactful way. From design to install, the Bluewater team was creative, meticulous, highly attentive and customer focused."

Judy Gaus, Vice President - HR & OperationsAssociation of Equipment Manufacturers

"The Bluewater team provided a transparent, organized, and collaborative interactive development process. This marquee attraction, has helped our new exhibit quickly become one of the Adler’s most popular."

Michael Stellfox, Project ManagerAdler Planetarium

"Please extend a sincere THANK YOU to everyone on the Bluewater Studio Team for making this project a HUGE success! We know it was not easy and appreciate your tenacity in getting this one wrapped up successfully!"


"We were impressed by how carefully they listened to us-to our concerns,
our dreams, and our fears…They shared even complex design concepts in a way that sparked our own creativity and allowed us to feel fully a part of the process."

Julie Huffman-klinkowitz, Collections ManagerCedar Falls Historical Society

"We loved working with Bluewater. All of Bluewater’s team became immediately invested in and excited about the project. The spirit of cooperation and buy-in for the project was remarkable, and it shows in the end-product."

The Bulldog Foundation

"The Bluewater team offered the Bank flexibility to make changes consistent with our reality: budget, schedule and culture. During the project, there was always a personal touch from the Bluewater team and sincere interest in our progress."

Nicole Crooks, Senior Manager - Human Resources, Industrial and External RelationsCentral Bank of Trinidad & Tobago

Places We Work


As museums continue to compete for visitor attention, it is critical to provide authentic experiences by deeply rooting exhibitions in content, objects, and activities that will fully engage visitors of all ages. Bluewater Studio has been collaborating with dozens of cultural institutions and creative partners for decades, working together to create exceptional and inspirational cultural experiences for people around the world.


Communicating the mission, vision, and values of corporate culture fosters the loyalty of employees and customers and supports a strong brand identity. Bluewater Studio works with our clients, design partners, and corporate leaders to create educational and innovative spaces, as well as branded environments to achieve their goals. The team has decades of experience transforming spaces to reveal a company’s history, tell its brand story, and create a sense of excitement about its future.


When healthcare leaders seek to create new facilities or update existing ones, their objective is to provide exceptional experiences for patients, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them. Bluewater Studio works with our clients, design partners, and healthcare leaders to achieve different goals including showcasing a facility’s legacy, describing offerings of specialized care, creating distraction elements to calm and engage patients and their families, and recognizing the generosity of donors.


Called by necessity, education leaders are investing in strategies to communicate the mission, vision, and value of their institutions and achievements. Bluewater Studio works with our clients, design partners, and educational leaders to create environments that boost brand awareness, celebrate community, communicate institutional history, and market their athletic departments.


In this wide-ranging market with diverse venues using the power of design, property owners, teams, sponsors, and collegiate and professional sports will continue to enhance the sports experience by extending the in-stadium, fan, sponsorship, collegiate, recruiting, and game experience. Bluewater Studio works with our clients, design partners, and sports leaders to produce outstanding physical and digital sports environments, preview centers, sponsorship activations, and fan experiences.


Retail stores are creating more innovative consumer experiences that represent brand, quality, heritage, and provide an opportunity for the consumer to experience the brand in innovative and memorable ways. Bluewater Studio works with our clients, design partners, and retail leaders in innovative ways, helping them create exciting brand-building environments – becoming an ever-more critical part of the customer journey and experience.