Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two articles from DesigningZoos.com

This blog is by Stacey M. Tarpley, who got her Masters in Landscape Architecture at NCSU (where I  also studied design) and now creates exhibits for zoos, aquariums, museums, and theme parks.

How Animal Behavior Drives Zoo Design

"Some designers begin with a poem.  Others look at the educational message.  Still others envision a place.  I always start with the animal."


Green Design in Zoos

"Most zoos utilize green methods somewhere on site, but usually it’s applied in what I call the “easy places”: nutrition centers, gift shops, special events pavilions.  Places that are typical construction in a non-traditional setting.  But the question always comes up…how do we make a green EXHIBIT?"

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