First day of AZA 2014 is complete! It was, as usual, a whirlwind! But I thought I’d share some quick key thoughts that have stuck with me as the day comes to a close: 1. The link between conservation programming and communication to guests needs to be closed. Zoos and aquariums seem to still be … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed for an article about the complexities of zoo design especially in relation to animals’ needs. It’s a great article on VetStreet.com. Check it out!
August’s newest gallery addition on ZooLex features a snow leopard exhibit at the Banham Zoo in England. Check it out and as always, leave any commentary below.
Check out this month’s latest addition to the ZooLex exhibit gallery: Wildcat Exhibit at Fasanerie Tierpark, Wiesbaden. Leave comments here if you’ve seen the exhibit!
Reputation is everything. We’ve known this since middle school. That’s why it’s important to carefully monitor your public perception, especially if you are an institution supported primarily through admissions and tax support. With the instant feedback available 24-7 on internet review websites, there is simply no excuse for any zoo or aquarium to not be … Continue reading
by Ben Cober Recently I really enjoyed Bryan Wawzenek’s Theme Park Insider post about the top ten songs about theme parks. I started to plunge into the depths of the internet to seek out the best jams about our beloved zoos, and was shocked to find out that there currently exists no central repository for … Continue reading
It might surprise you to hear that I’ve been working at PGAV for 11 years now, and I’ve only seen a few projects that I worked on open. That’s something you may not know about being a designer (it’s kind of the industry dirty little secret); many projects that you dedicate years of work to, … Continue reading
Our friends over at ZooLex.org have invited DesigningZoos to partner with them to provide a place for readers to share their experiences and commentary on the new exhibit gallery additions. Every month, we’ll post links to the new Zoolex exhibits here, and encourage discussion amongst readers in the comments section. This Month: Beehive at Tiergarten Schonbrunn … Continue reading
Over at the PGAV Destinations Blog, I posted a rare, personal look into my life while working at PGAV. I try my best on this blog to be as unbiased about our company as possible; my intentions for the blog were always to share industry knowledge, not to market. However, I think the post candidly … Continue reading