Zoos + Aquariums

Welcome to the wilder side of GLMV, where our dedicated team is reimagining today’s zoos. We’re on the forefront of immersive design, working tirelessly to enhance both the guest experience and the quality of life for animals. Our team knows that zoos are uniquely poised to promote conservation efforts and public interest in issues that may otherwise seem a world away. And that’s just what we do, through barrier-breaking exhibits, master planning and business advising, large-scale landscaping, and design for front entries, foodservice, and education centers. In this studio, projects are inspired by nature, and designed by GLMV.

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Chattanooga Zoo Master Plan

Long vistas and large habitats will be the first impressions had by guests visiting Chattanooga Zoo. These new giraffe and lion habitats, the products of a comprehensive master plan created by GLMV Zoos and Zoo Advisors, will enable the zoo to transform itself into a self-sustaining regional destination.

Chattanooga Zoo Master Plan

Chattanooga Zoo Master Plan

Long vistas and large habitats will be the first impressions had by guests visiting Chattanooga Zoo. These new giraffe and lion habitats, the products of a comprehensive master plan created by GLMV Zoos and Zoo Advisors, will enable the zoo to transform itself into a self-sustaining regional destination.

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Naples Zoo Design

GLMV Zoos designed this four-acre complex in Old Florida style to include guest amenities and a 7,500-square-foot education facility, which aims to be the environmental education hub in southwest Florida. The building includes up to four flexible indoor classrooms as well as outdoor classrooms. The project is projected to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Naples Zoo Design

Naples Zoo Design

GLMV Zoos designed this four-acre complex in Old Florida style to include guest amenities and a 7,500-square-foot education facility, which aims to be the environmental education hub in southwest Florida. The building includes up to four flexible indoor classrooms as well as outdoor classrooms. The project is projected to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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Sedgwick County Zoo Design

Craig Rhodes, leader of GLMV Zoo Design Studio, has a long history of collaboration with Sedgwick County Zoo located in Wichita, Kansas. Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the most recent addition, is one of the largest elephant habitats in the world and features two large yards, a soft-surface barn, guest viewing pavilion, and a boat ride with the animals, all spanning over 11 acres.

Sedgwick County Zoo Design

Sedgwick County Zoo Design

Craig Rhodes, leader of GLMV Zoo Design Studio, has a long history of collaboration with Sedgwick County Zoo located in Wichita, Kansas. Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the most recent addition, is one of the largest elephant habitats in the world and features two large yards, a soft-surface barn, guest viewing pavilion, and a boat ride with the animals, all spanning over 11 acres.

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Topeka Zoo Exhibit Design

This project in Topeka, Kansas features a 2,000-square-foot interpretive and educational space with dramatic views into a new patas monkey exhibit. The themed zone also includes African elephants, lions, and painted dogs, as well as artifacts from Gary's travels. An outdoor gathering space can be used for special events to generate revenue for the Zoo.

Topeka Zoo Exhibit Design

Topeka Zoo Exhibit Design

This project in Topeka, Kansas features a 2,000-square-foot interpretive and educational space with dramatic views into a new patas monkey exhibit. The themed zone also includes African elephants, lions, and painted dogs, as well as artifacts from Gary's travels. An outdoor gathering space can be used for special events to generate revenue for the Zoo.

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo Master Plan

This master plan for Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York includes an entry complex featuring a new animal health facility; an Asian-themed node composed of a restaurant, restrooms, rental space, play area, animal viewing, and scenic overlook; and four activity nodes developed and themed to complement the regional characteristics of the animal collection. These nodes include restrooms, concessions, play areas, animal feeding and animal viewing.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Master Plan

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Master Plan

This master plan for Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York includes an entry complex featuring a new animal health facility; an Asian-themed node composed of a restaurant, restrooms, rental space, play area, animal viewing, and scenic overlook; and four activity nodes developed and themed to complement the regional characteristics of the animal collection. These nodes include restrooms, concessions, play areas, animal feeding and animal viewing.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Exhibit Design

GLMV Zoos completed this project for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the rich jaguar habitat, a hands-on experiential rays habitat, Mexican wolf habitat, magpie jay aviary, American crocodile underwater viewing area, and mixed amphibian and reptile habitats will be included. The exhibit includes a number of complementary, themed animal habitats and play areas to create a robust storybook experience for guests.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Exhibit Design

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Exhibit Design

GLMV Zoos completed this project for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the rich jaguar habitat, a hands-on experiential rays habitat, Mexican wolf habitat, magpie jay aviary, American crocodile underwater viewing area, and mixed amphibian and reptile habitats will be included. The exhibit includes a number of complementary, themed animal habitats and play areas to create a robust storybook experience for guests.

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