Thriving by Design

05.10.19 • Joselyne Hernandez • Zoos + Aquariums

You’ve heard of user-based design. But what does that mean when your users are animals? How do we consider the full range of behaviors, experiences, and abilities of our animal residents? Cheryl Meehan and Brian Greco with AWARE Institute presented their work to understand and provide for the full spectrum of animal thriving. In our recent ECHO Digital topic, we discussed elements of exhibit design that either help or hinder animal thriving in professional care.

5 Key Points


1. Necessity Isn’t Enough

What would it look like to design for animal thriving?

2. One Part Physical

The experience of animals goes beyond what exists within the exhibit.

3. Design for Thriving

Creating a space of curiosity and learning opportunities for the animals.

4. One Part Philosophy

Philosophy and method of animal care should align with the space.

5. Count the Costs

Investing in the quality of life for animals is essential to a great guest experience?

 

Click here to read the full summary of this ECHO Digital topic.

Next month’s ECHO Digital is on May 14, 3:30 EST.

 

Partner in Our Passion

Our clients say our dedicated people make the difference. We think you will, too. Let's talk.

Wichita 316.265.9367
Kansas City 816.444.4200
Houston 281.870.1914
architects@glmv.com

© GLMV  |  Wichita 316.265.9367  |  Kansas City 816.444.4200  |  Houston 281.870.1914  |  architects@glmv.com
PORTFOLIO  |  PEOPLE  |  NEWSROOM  |  ABOUT  |  CONTACT  |  CAREERS  |  PRIVACY  |  CLIENT LOGIN

© GLMV