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!
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
Each week, I receive at least one email from an enthusiastic young soul asking for advice on how to become a zoo designer. Many requests are from college students, already several years into design school. Others are from enterprising high schoolers (and a junior high schooler or two) planning their futures. I’ve even corresponded with … 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
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
By Eileen Hill The second group of PGAV’s internal Specialty Development Team focused on Zoo and Aquarium Design has wrapped up their year of intense learning with their capstone project predicting the future of zoos and aquaria. Below, Eileen explains her vision of the hybridization of zoos with other institutions as well as some other long-range … Continue reading
By Trisha Crowe A moment of silence for Marius the giraffe, and then…..What? Boycott the Copenhagen Zoo? Boycott ALL zoos? I say let’s rally around something we can agree upon….that the mistreatment or exploitation of any species is not ok. The difficult thing is that how each person defines these terms is a highly personal … Continue reading