Exhibits that get noticed and remembered are places where the imagination can roam. ZHCD works with you as a part of the design team to turn architecture and enclosures into compelling experiences. The confines of the animal enclosure are made to disappear until animal space, people space and the larger landscape merge to become one powerful place.
Visitors become conservationists when they are deeply moved by the beauty and complexity of Nature. Inspiring exhibit design requires ecological questioning: What is unique or fascinating about this habitat? How has the flora of this ecosystem affected the behavior, coloration, and survival of the animals? Most importantly, how can these stories come alive in the exhibits with examples visitors can study and examine, touch and marvel at?
Your goals and unique circumstances come first. What is your vision? What plants can be grown well in your area? Will plants need to be custom grown to create the best effect? How can this be made to meet the keepers needs? What will be required to maintain this landscape? What do we want the landscape to look like in five years?
Robs skills are the result of over twenty years of exhibit design, installation, and landscape maintenance at the top zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens in the United States Why not harness these skills for your project?
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