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