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Museums and other major cultural projects begin with a vision. Our job is to work with each client to develop that vision into stunning reality. We collaborate with clients to define ambitious, achievable goals and objectives. We base project strategies on extensive research and analysis, deep contextual understanding, and our unmatched experience, foresight and rigour.

We customize our services for each client and project, ensuring that our services complement and augment existing strengths and capacities. We approach each project with an open mind, and ensure that everything we provide embodies the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professionalism.

By Sector

Museums and galleries
Museums and Galleries

We work with you through visioning, planning, and implementation phases to create new cultural landmarks, weaving presence into the surrounding community.

Cities and Placemaking
Chicago Cultural Plan
Cities and Placemaking

We help cities build cultural spaces that draw on existing strengths and assets, allowing you to develop local geography, architecture, and artistic talent into a cultural tourist destination. 

Gardens and Parks
Longwood Gardens
Gardens & Parks

Lord Cultural Resources has been a partner in planning and executing many parks and conservancies, botanical gardens, horticultural displays, living collection, and other nature-based cultural initiatives. 

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Image by Halifax Regional Municipality
Heritage and Historic Sites

We approach each heritage and history project with fresh eyes, developing and executing plans that are uniquely tailored to the stories that each site has to tell.

Science Centers
Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute
Science Centres

We help plan and create science museums with unique presence and style. We believe in drawing on local culture and context to provide visitors with meaningful, science-rich experiences that inspire and delight.

Archives and Libraries
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Archives and Libraries

We have extensive experience developing and renewing archives and libraries, transforming them into dynamic, engaging spaces and broadening their potential audiences.

Expos, Festivals and Events
Ontario's Celebration Zone
Expos, Festivals and Events

We help design ground-breaking expositions and festivals that show off a locale’s individual identity and reputation to the world. We can assist with master planning, exhibitions, design, programming, and long-term tourism development.

Architects, developers and designers
Architects, Developers and Designers

When projects involve multiple creative partners, we foster collaboration and synergy to take projects further. One shared success always leads to more.

Other sectors

Some of our most interesting and exciting jobs don’t fit standard categories. If your vision involves ideas not described on this site, or concepts that nobody has attempted before, we are intrigued! And we want to hear from you. Our experience and discipline, far from limiting a blue-sky project, make it much more likely to succeed.

By Type

IDEA Services

Idea Services

Strategically Planning for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility across your institution.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light how inequities in our society affect Black and Brown communities economically, socially and physically.

Coupled with the racial justice movement precipitated by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more, many people and organizations are working to understand better how their current and future actions can make our world more equitable. 

Our services involve both coaching and consulting to build your organizational diversity and also providing expertise and energy to substantially improve your IDEA.


Digital strategy

Digital Strategy

The digital transition of the 21st century continues to accelerate. The fundamental need for digital engagement and services remains front and center for cultural organizations emerging into the recovery. Get ready to flip the switch on digital projects to meet the evolving needs of your audiences and take advantage of digital infrastructure funding!

Lord provides a suite of services to help you understand your internal capacity, skills, assets and capabilities and to maximize the impact of a digital strategy. Envisioning new digital experiences, and implementing or expanding digital services quickly and strategically, are investments you make now that will pay off for years to come.

These services involve both assessment and strategy development to build your organization's internal digital confidence and capacity, and consulting to provide external expertise and energy to get you where you need to be.


National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Visitor Experience

  • Exhibition Planning, Development and Management
  • Heritage and Commemoration Interpretive Planning
  • Visitor Experience Strategies and Plans
  • Visitor Experience Evaluation and Assessment
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation
  • Event Planning, Development and Management
  • Program Strategies
  • Partnership Strategies
  • Digital Strategies
  • Informing Master Planning, Strategic Planning, and Facilities Planning services


Organization and Strategy

  • Concept Development
  • Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Institutional Planning
  • Training and Change Management
  • Owner’s Representation
  • Cultural Planning


Facility Planning

Space and Facilities

  • Facility Strategies
  • Functional Program
  • Design Assist
  • Visitor Flow Analysis
  • Collection Analysis
  • Wayfinding and Signage
  • Architectural Selection
  • Space Plans
  • Juried Competitions