Zoo Planning & Animal Environments
As conservation-oriented public education environments, zoos address critical objectives in supporting research, animal care and husbandry, outreach, and memorable visitor encounters. Their complex settings engage visitors through immersive, multi-sensory experiences that connect them with the natural world. These settings are developed to address the highest standards in animal care and protection and provide dynamic, enriching environments for the animals.
We understand the vital importance of reflecting the institutional values of conservation, research, and stewardship throughout the visitor experience. Our designs have integrated diverse natural habitats, exhibits, universal accessibility, visitor amenities, life safety systems, laboratories, veterinary care facilities, and sustainable infrastructure to support robust zoo environments. Our forward-thinking approach helps institutions address current programmatic and fiscal needs while planning for future endeavors and growth.