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Australian-Themed Exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo

Apr 9, 2021

The recently opened Roo Valley Australian-themed exhibit, built as part of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s “More Home to Roam” vision, provides interactive fun and educational experiences for the entire family. The Kangaroo Walkabout is a barrier-free exhibit where homo sapiens and marsupials share the pathways, one may wonder, who is on exhibit here?…

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Water Features at TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge

Mar 23, 2021

During the Summer of 2020, the Mohegan Sun contacted COST to develop unique water features for their latest dining concept, TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge. Conveniently situated off the Sky Tower Hotel Lobby, TAO boasts a 10,000 square-foot, 300- seat Pan Asian dining experience. The Bistro focuses on Chinese, Japanese, and Thai techniques and ingredients.…

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Aquarium at the Boardwalk, theme exhibits

Jan 22, 2021

The Aquarium at the Boardwalk opened to the public in November of 2020. The facility encompasses ten theme exhibit zones within the building footprint, a gift shop, and back of house. Over 400,000 gallons of marine environments ranging from coral reefs to shipwrecks are ready for exploration. Each exhibit provides interesting and engaging views of…

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Water Feature at Twin Oaks Country Club

Jan 8, 2021

Nestled between the 14th and 15th hole, with views from the clubhouse, lies a spectacular new water feature at the Twin Oaks Country Club. This feature consists of naturalistic shotcrete pond structures and artificial rockwork. The rock blends seamlessly with the Ozark hillside rock that is typical in the Springfield Missouri area. While this water…

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Houston Zoo’s Pantanal Zoological Exhibit

Dec 4, 2020

The new zoological exhibit area at the Houston Zoo, South America’s Pantanal, allows patrons to explore regions of Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia, without leaving the great state of TX. The exhibit focuses on wetland areas that are home to piranha, giant anaconda, and river otters. Studio Hanson|Roberts designed a unique underwater view space to allow…

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Theme Construction at James F. Holland Park

Nov 20, 2020

The recent updates at James F. Holland Park include new theme construction elements to match the property’s Bulow Plantation Sugar Mill theme. The nearby mill, left in ruins, was developed in 1821 by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 26-acre Holland Park is in the…

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium exhibit fabrication

Sep 11, 2020

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s (CMA) mission to rescue, to rehabilitate, and to release, is well-recognized throughout the aquarium world. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, otters, sea turtles, rays, nurse sharks, and other marine life. The recently expanded and enhanced dolphin habitat is part of the new Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex. COST was contracted…

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Artificial Rockwork Facade at the Enclave

Aug 24, 2020

In 2018, West Builders contacted the COST team regarding a very unique artificial rockwork project. The idea was to develop student housing that was unlike any other. The Enclave is a mixed-use (commercial/student housing) project that captures the essence of Ronda, a city nestled upon a cliff in Southern Spain. The Enclave was beautifully illustrated…

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African Adventure Phase 2, Exhibit Fabrication

Jun 26, 2020

It was 1957 when the Milwaukee County Zoo became COST’s first exhibit fabrication client. Sixty-three years and many exhibits later, COST is proud to have successfully completed the new African Adventure Phase 2, Hippopotamus exhibit. This is the new home for Happy and Patti, the zoo’s 38-year-old male and 49-year-old female hippos. The new exhibit…

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