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Journey to the East: Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s ‘Kingdoms of Asia’ Exhibit Unveiled

Oct 17, 2023

Discover the Wonders of Asia at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s “Kingdoms of Asia” Exhibit

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Water feature construction

Sep 30, 2022

Accentuating the natural beauty of their golf course, Twin Oaks Country Club successfully integrated a dramatic water feature outside the clubhouse. Over the years,  the existing pond and stream element needed a long term fix that delivered the impact associated with the grandeur of the Twin Oaks Country club and golf course. Twin Oaks contacted COST…

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Exhibit Renovation at Turtle Reef

Sep 8, 2022

Turtle Reef reopened to the public in spring of 2022. The exhibit hosts thirteen sea turtles weighing up to 325 lbs.; these include the green, loggerhead, and endangered hawksbill species. Rays and other tropical fish also inhabit the space adding life and color to the exhibit. COST was selected by the project team to renovate…

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A stunning aquarium surrounded by natural rock and petrified wood. A painted mural on the wall features waterfalls and a forrest scene.

Exhibit Fabrication at Wonders of Wildlife

Aug 18, 2022

After winning the USA Today’s Top Aquarium Award in June of 2022, one would think the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium could rest on its laurels. However, the team at Wonders had no such intention and continues to roll out new and exciting exhibits for its guests. The most recent exhibit fabrication project is further described…

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Lost Island Theme Park

The Lost Island Theme Park

Jun 21, 2022

The long-anticipated and highly-secretive Lost Island Theme Park in Waterloo, Iowa opened to much fanfare on June 18th. The park was developed in collaboration with an all-star cast of designers, engineers, contractors, and specialty fabricators. While many theme parks of today lack true theming, the Lost Island ownership team developed their park to include intricately…

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The exterior of the main Quarry Trails office park building - a two-story building with floor to ceiling windows and a natural stone façade.

Quarry Trails Office Park – Architectural Theme Rockwork

May 25, 2022

In summer of 2022, the partnership of Thrive Companies and the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will be opening Quarry Trails in Columbus, Ohio. The Quarry Trails development is a massive site totaling over 607 acres; however, the mixed-use portion is limited to the southern 80-acre parcel. This project includes 43,000 sq. ft. of…

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A lush greenery-dense zoological habitat at the Cincinnati zoo filled with waterfalls, earthen textures, artificial trees, and simulated rockwork.

Cincinnati Zoo, New Animal Habitats

Mar 14, 2022

Months after Roo Valley received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio’s Leadership Award for Green Building, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden continues to achieve excellence in sustainable habitat design and animal care. The reinvestment strategy includes providing larger, enhanced animal habitats, new enrichment opportunities, and better care facilities. The latest project, currently underway,…

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A theme office space features a colorful and scenic replication of an elfin homestead in a reimagined corporate office.

Office Space Reimagined with Theme Construction

Jan 7, 2022

Workplace environments have been steadily changing over the years, with many interesting and entertaining office innovations being introduced by top tech firms. The global pandemic has expedited that trend as companies outside tech have also embraced a more engaging office experience for their employees. Reimagining office spaces (i.e. delivering a more interesting physical workplace) will…

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Pepper Family Wildlife Center Lion Habitat

Dec 20, 2021

The Pepper Family Wildlife Center, a $41 million renovation of the Lincoln Park Zoo lion habitat, recently opened to the public. The historic landmark Kovler Lion House originally opened in 1912. The lion habitat renovation project is the final phase of “The Pride of Chicago,” a $135 million capital campaign that began in 2012. The…

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