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Lyons/Zaremba Inc. Exhibit Planning & Design
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About Lyons/Zaremba

Lyons/Zaremba Inc. is an internationally recognized firm specializing in the planning and design of exhibits for aquariums, zoos, nature centers, science centers, historic sites, and visitor centers. We strive to create experiences that attract, engage, and ultimately transform our visitors and their view of the world around them, while providing entertaining, yet meaningful and memorable experiences.

Lyons/Zaremba Inc. was founded 27 years ago by Richard Lyons and Frank Zaremba, and expanded 17 years ago with the addition of a third princpal, Steve Lenox. Today, Steve Lenox serves as President and sole principal of the firm, with Frank Zaremba providing consulting services on a project-by- project basis. With dedicated and highly experienced staff, LZI continues to offer personalized services from conceptual design and master planning through to full design documen- tation and construction administration.


We have maintained a small firm by design—one that en- ables us to maintain a hands-on relationship with our clients through all phases of our projects. Our staff is comprised of experienced designers with backgrounds in industrial design, graphic design, architecture, landscape architecture, interac- tive software design, informal education, history, and public art. We tailor expertise to the meet the unique needs of each project by including additional researchers, writers, scientists, historians, artists, media experts, lighting designers, and other specialists. These specialists are drawn from Boston’s rich pool of talent as well as the region in which the project is located.


Many of our clients have told us their reason for selecting our team was driven by our demonstrated ability to: listen; create unique design solutions; generate strong educational experi- ences; present living collections in respectful, yet compelling ways; provide entertaining and engaging visitor experiences; and meet or exceed the fiscal goals and objectives of our past projects.

Design Philosophy

Our goal is to create exciting, unique and memorable places where people can explore, discover and learn using all of their senses. We create exhibits that are accessible, enjoyable, and meaningful for an audience of diverse ages, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds.


We believe that meaningful exhibit design emerges from clear goals and powerful interpretive content. As storytellers work- ing in three dimensions, we strive to deliver fresh, compelling stories that will surprise each visitor and awaken their sense of self-discovery.


By observing how people behave in public places—how they access information and how they interact with exhibits and each other—we’ve learned that providing layered experiences is most effective for reaching larger and more diverse audiences.


To achieve this, we vary the scale of exhibits; create multiple levels of learning opportunities; present multicultural points of view and balance cognitive and affective experiences. We create exhibits that serve as sustainable platforms for change and growth. The success of our efforts shows when the exhibit experience feels new and different every time visitors encounter it.


We park our egos at the door. It’s not about us. It’s about our clients, their collection, and their visitors.

Contact Details

Our offices are located at 2 Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston, Massachusetts 02109

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Change is in the air…

Posted by Micheal Shackelford | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LZI is transitioning to a new website and format. While we’re working on what we display (or don’t), feel free to email us if there’s something you were looking for from the old site. Email me: micheal (at) lyonszaremba.com

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Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

- Steve Jobs