Testimonials

Just ask some of our clients: they’ll tell you we do our job and we do it exceptionally well.

I highly recommend Double Dare Design for any style or scale of project.

Jodie Braaten Exhibit Designer, Science World at Telus World of Science View Project

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Melanie several times over the last ten years on a number of different architectural and exhibit design projects, always with the same result – innovative and creative designs delivered on time and on budget. Her comprehensive skill set means she’s just as able to deliver a high level concept sketch as a fully detailed set of construction drawings or even manage a fabrication or construction team through to opening. This combination of excellent design and serious project management skills is a rare combination that I haven’t encountered anywhere else. I hope some day to be able to work with her again!

Laura Mitchell Convergent Producer, Cossette Inc. (Former PM at Lunny Communications + Former Administrative Assistant at Architectura)

As a startup company with a very short timeframe in which to undertake the Storyeum project, we were forced to design and build concurrently. Double Dare Design, and Melanie Greenaway in particular, rose to every challenge. From detailed base building interfaces for occupancy permitting to subtle exhibition detailing, to close coordination with the theatrical team, Melanie moved quickly and efficiently through every step in the process to a successful on time and on budget completion for the project.

I would be pleased to recommend Melanie Greenaway and Double Dare Design for any creative design assignment, from Graphics to Exhibition to Space Planning on projects large or small.

Robert LaMarre VP Operations, Historical Xperiences View Project

I have had the pleasure of working with Melanie Greenaway, when she was on contract as a project manager with Panther Constructors, for the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation Centre interpretive exhibit. This was a major exhibit project and I found her to be a pleasure to work with, quick to respond, and full of creative input. We were under very tight timelines and all components identified were addressed, as indicated in our project timeline. Changes were instituted, and financial implications given for any new components or suggestions.

In short, I would not hesitate to recommend her for any project within her areas of expertise and experience.

Ian Waugh Producer, Manager View Project

Over the past two years I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Melanie of Double Dare Design while she designed our hands-on exhibit Tigers and Dragons: China and India for Kids. Melanie is a joy to work with in every way. She is both extremely organized and very creative – two attributes that do not always come together in one person. She was open to my suggestions but she also took the lead when I needed her to do so. She worked well with all the contractors she hired on our behalf – getting us good deals and making sure everything was well made. Melanie is reliable, hard-working, fun, passionate about her work, and an excellent project manager. The exhibit she created with the meager resources we supplied was magnificent! Melanie went above and beyond for us and I am sure she will for you too!

Jessie Smith Producer, Executive Director Kids Around the World View Project

I have known Melanie Greenaway and her company Double Dare Design for over 6 years. Over this time she has demonstrated a commitment to a high level of design, her expertise in balancing the various requirements of a project shows in the final solution. The work she has done for the Museum has been insightful and completed within the constraints of time and budget.

David Cunningham Producer, Renewal Project, Building Lead Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

For our five-city Fringe tour, Double Dare delivered a collection of custom-made, modular set pieces that, when assembled, filled the stage with steampunk fever-dream optical illusions based on ancient alchemical apparati…and, when disassembled, fit snugly into the back of a Honda Civic hatchback.

Scott Sharplin Producer, Playwright/performer/producer "Inferno Sonata", August Assembly

Melanie did outstanding industrial and exhibit design work for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre schematic design project. The overall efforts of the team were very well-received by the client and Melanie was an integral part of this project.

David Oswald Principal, DE Design and Environment Inc.

Double Dare Design was contracted to provide exhibit design for Dinosaurs Unearthed’s new 15,000 sq. ft. travelling dinosaur exhibition. Melanie Greenaway’s superlative design expertise combined with her passion for research, amazing attention to detail and commitment to team work results in exhibit designs that are creative, scientifically accurate and well-documented. Double Dare Design’s work has contributed to placing Dinosaurs Unearthed at a new level in the marketplace.

Her work exceeded my expectations like no other supplier.

Sonny Wong Former Producer, DinoKing Tech View Project

The exhibit design was great. We thought that it was such a perfect use of the space that it was worth using that layout again as the basis for the next show.

Luc Desmarais Collection Coordinator, North Vancouver Museum and Archives View Project

Double Dare Design provided the expertise and guidance we needed to maximize the use of our museum space and elevate our exhibits to a new level of design, professionalism and impact on our audience.

Great attention to detail was demonstrated by the design team to meet the list of demands laid out in our scope of work.

Our feedback was heard and promptly and constructively acted upon during the design development process as well as throughout the production and installation phases. Communication from Double Dare was clear and concise with a helpful and positive tone, making the whole process a very pleasant and rewarding experience for everyone they worked with.

We are very pleased with the final results!

Laura Nelson President, Fernie and District Historical Society View Project

Working with Double Dare Design has been a great combination of pleasure and professionalism. Deadlines were met with a package that reflected quality and creativity for all levels of development required. I highly recommend Double Dare Design for any style or scale of project.

Jodie Braaten Exhibit Designer, Science World at Telus World of Science View Project