Over at Zoo Atlanta, Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to report that the Grigsby Aviary is nearing completion. Built by CR Construction, this aviary will create a new standard for Zoo Atlanta. BLP worked with Zoo Atlanta’s Vice President of Facilities, the Vice President of Collections and Conservation, the Curator of Birds, Herpetology and Animal Ambassadors as well as their staff to ‘vet’ a variety of 3-D models depicting the aviary and peacock house before producing plans and details. We are looking forward to seeing the white peacock make itself comfortable in its new home. You can read more here: https://zooatlanta.org/coming-soon-the-new-grigsby-aviary/
Congratulations to Zoo Atlanta and Winter Johnson Group for being recognized as a CMAA 2020 Private Building, Renovation/Modernization, over $20 Million award winner!
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Come visit the new Savanna Hall and Zambezi Elephant Center! Read more about these additions to Zoo Atlanta here.
Mumbles, a southern white rhinoceros, is the newest resident of Zoo Atlanta’s African Savanna. Breedlove Land Planning provided site design for the African Savanna, which includes a ‘best in class’ elephant barn, elephant, giraffe, rhino and hoofstock habitats, an impressive water feature, pavilions, boardwalks and interpretive signage.
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Zoo Atlanta recently announced the opening of Savanna Hall, which was formerly the Cyclorama building at Grant Park. The building now has four floors with event spaces on the third and fourth floors and administrative spaces on the first and second floors. BLP is proud to be a part of the project team with The Epsten Group and Winter Johnson Group.
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Zoo Atlanta’s elephants, Kelly and Tara, will soon have a new companion. Msholo, a 30 year old male African elephant, will be joining them in the new Zambezi Elephant Center. BLP provided site design for this and other projects within the new African Savanna, which will open to the public on August 8.
Zoo Atlanta’s elephants, Kelly and Tara, have moved into their new habitat and the Zambezi Elephant Center. BLP provided site design for this and other projects within the new African Savanna, opening later this summer.
For almost five years, Breedlove Land Planning has been assisting Zoo Atlanta with their largest construction project to date, the ‘Grand New View,’ and now construction has begun! This transformation will provide elephants, giraffes, meerkats, zebras and rhinos with new exhibit space, and add new barns and enhanced public viewing amenities. The former Cyclorama building will be transformed into a world class event hall and administrative center with spectacular views extending past the savanna exhibit. A new entry plaza, inspired by the Olmsted brothers’ original vision for the zoo, will work to tie the zoological to the historical. Many more updates to come as this exciting project progresses.
The newest addition to Zoo Atlanta has opened! Treetop Trail provides visitors with the opportunity to ‘tiptoe through tight quarters while suspended in the air’ in an effort to entertain and educate. Breedlove Land Planning provided design support for the project, including the application and presentation to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission as well as permit drawings. Treetop Trail is a continuation of our service to Zoo Atlanta which has included designs for animal and aviary exhibits, play areas including the Zoo splash pad and the upcoming ‘Grand New View’ expansion.