Larissa Hansen Hallgren

Principal and Director of Interpretive Design

In the field of exhibition design, Larissa has pioneered outcomes that drive visitor engagement, execute client objectives, and satisfy stakeholders for over 25 years. Her energizing thought leadership drives the intellectual underpinnings of every project the firm takes on, while her ability to create relevance in groundbreaking ways attracts a broad spectrum of clients on projects of all sizes. A licensed educator with graduate studies at Harvard, her key focuses include master planning, art direction, collections management, and interpretive messaging to maximize the relationship between object, environment, and visitor. In addition to her role as project principal, clients seek her expertise in managing stakeholder groups and performing audience evaluations by way of EXP-affiliated Visitor Metrics. Having received honors from the National Association of Interpretation and the Washington Museum Association, her portfolio of work has achieved the highest honors in the industry.


Smith College - Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Bridgewater State University - Graduate Studies, Education

University of Connecticut - Graduate Studies, Education

Harvard University - Master of Arts, Museum Studies (In Progress)

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