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

Laredo Water Museum

Situated on the banks of the Rio Grande, The Laredo Water Museum will be constructed and completed in 2017 as a museum and learning center dedicated to telling the story of water conservation, purification, ecology, environmental stewardship and drought in Texas. CORE designed, produced and fabricated the exhibits, signage and environmental graphics.

The building is owned by the City of Laredo and Metaform Studio (Laredo) were the architects on the project.