CORE Design Studio is a design/build studio founded in 1995 by Fiona McGettigan and Alan Krathaus. Our focus is in branding, web design, exhibition and environmental graphic design, as well as public art projects. Many of our projects use a variety of material and media types for our design solutions. Our client base is made up of cultural, non-profit organizations, educational and architectural offices, urban planning groups, restaurants and retail, and a variety of businesses.

Services include: brand strategy • exhibits (masterplanning, design, content development and fabrication) • user interface design • website design and development • publications • signage and wayfinding • environmental graphic design • public art • mobile education units • hand-crafted artist books


312 Bayland Avenue
Houston, TX 77009


Concept, design and construction of permanent exhibits and signage for Jones Hall. A timeline of the hall set as an abstracted sheet music featuring it’s construction as the first large performance space in Houston, to it’s home of the Houston Symphony and events and programs through Society of the Performing Arts.

The materials (teak, brass and brushed aluminum) and the design reflects and honors the mood and architecture of this spectacular performance hall which opened in 1966.