Zoo Design Inc.
Zoo Design Inc. is a unique collaboration of designers, zoo professionals, and animal welfare scientists designing zoos all around the world. We create new relationships between people and wildlife by offering design solutions focusing on best possible life experience of animals in residence, respecting their connection with their environment and their evolutionary heritage.
We strive to create joyful visitor experiences and provide beautiful, conscientious design solutions - holistic design that helps animals’ well-being, assists keepers with good husbandry, and enhances the visitor’s understanding of the value of wildlife in its native environment.
Principal, Architect, Design Lead
Julia Hanuliakova, AIA
Ben Tomlinson, Architect
Emily Lynam, Landscape Designer
Animal Welfare - Based Exhibit Design
At 2013 WAZA annual conference Zoo Design, Inc. presented poster Animal Welfare - Based Exhibit Design, Case Study Collection.
One World - One Hope - One Plan; inspired by Julia's collaboration on WAZA Animal Welfare Strategy document, chapter on Exhibit Design, this poster is summarizing good practices of animal welfare-based exhibit design as well as looking at case studies of innovations in zoo design, both exhibit design and visitors' experience, driven by a visions of a new animal management style.
If you would like to contribute your knowledge, or nominate an exhibit at your zoo to be part of this important WAZA document, please click here for a short questionnaire or send us an email and we will be happy to get in touch with you.