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Echo Digital | Small Zoo Master Planning as a Vehicle for Conservation

11.07.23 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital, Zoos + Aquariums

Good master plans provide a visionary roadmap to get a facility from where it is to where it wants to be, but great master plans can galvanize and inspire entire communities. At smaller institutions, being honest about the feasibility and timing of projects due to space, budget, and bandwidth limitations can easily stifle a blue-sky approach to planning, but they don’t have to! In this conversation, Gene Peacock, Director at Zoo Boise, and members of the Zoo & Aquarium Division at GLMV Architecture, Dale Stafford, Landscape Architect, and Jamie Ohrt, Intern in Architecture, discussed Zoo Boise’s innovative and comprehensive Master Planning process.

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Echo Digital | From Factory to Fauna: The Risky Business of Manufacturing and Zoos

10.26.23 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital, ECHO Digital, Zoos + Aquariums

While safety is a priority in every workplace, approaches to creating safe environments vary by industry, company, and manager. In manufacturing, safety checks, risk assessments, and “lock-out-tag-out” procedures are vital to promoting a culture of safety around machinery. In this conversation, Molly Leitner, Industrial Development Manager at Manufacturing Works, Dave Ruhl, Vice President of Campus Planning, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and Erin McNally, Director of Crisis Response, GRAZE, exposed surprising parallels between risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies from manufacturing to zoos.

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GLMV Zoos 2023 AZA Conference Snapshots

09.26.23 | Cait Witherspoon | ECHO Digital, Zoos + Aquariums

AZA’s 2023 Annual Conference saw record attendance, and the Zoo & Aquarium Division of GLMV Architecture is proud to have had seven members of its team engaging in the critical conversations that permeated committee meetings, sessions, arenas, and speakeasies. We left Columbus feeling energized and more committed than ever to advancing the collective mission of zoos and aquariums to protect and conserve wildlife and wild places.

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Zoo & Aquarium Division Update

08.31.23 | Cait Witherspoon | Zoos + Aquariums

Clifford partnering with Reverse the Red; Stowell joining the GLMV Zoos & Aquariums Team

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