This Project was a conceptual design competition sponsored by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to replace the existing deteriorating Donor Recognition Area while providing an attractive and inviting visitor environment. In this AIA organized event a senior architect and an Emerging Design Professional would together as a team.
This design strategy focused on bringing the creative energy from the rest of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens up to the start and finish line to make an impressive first impression when guests arrive and a memorable lasting impression when they leave. To successfully achieve this transformation, we created points of interest, expanded those points outward in rings of growth, and stitched the points of interest together into a dynamic experience. The design features focus on transforming the entry experience and creating a memorable first impression.
This submission was developed by Bruce Werner working with Glenn Dasher