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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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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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Office Space Reimagined – 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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Bass Pro Shop at WestRidge features a freshwater aquarium

Nov 3, 2021

Bass Pro Shops recently opened in WestRidge Crossing, a new mixed-use development in Morgantown WV, located directly on Interstate 79. While the store architecture follows the branding of other Bass Pro Shops in North America, the Morgantown Bass Pro highlights a five-story glass boat display tower to showcase several fishing and recreational boats. Inside the…

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Convergence Station, Meow Wolf Denver

Oct 14, 2021

The September 2021 grand opening of Meow Wolf Convergence Station was a celebration of exhibit work created by over 300 artists, many from Colorado. The downtown Denver location is uniquely nestled between multiple I-25 on/off ramps, Auraria Parkway, and Colfax Ave. The building and its brightly colored signage beckon visitors to experience the exhibits inside.…

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Primate Canopy Trails Exhibit

Sep 13, 2021

The new $13,000,000 Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate Canopy Trails exhibit allows guests to become fully immersed amongst the treetop habitats of various small primates. The flexible 35,000 sq. ft. outdoor exhibit space connects to the Zoo’s Historic Primate House and is now home to several lemurs, callitrichids, spider monkeys, and more. Guests enter the exhibit…

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Gateway to Asia exhibit at the Calgary Zoo

Aug 26, 2021

Gateway to Asia opened to the public in June of 2021. After successfully completing Panda Passage in this building several years ago, COST was contacted to assist the zoo in renovating this exhibit to meet the needs of new inhabitants, two white-handed gibbons and a Malayan tapir. Project designer, Jones and Jones, developed a plan…

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Denver Zoo’s New Tree-Top Sloth Habitat and Artificial Trees

Jul 2, 2021

The Denver Zoo debuted their new sloth habitat in May 2021. The habitat centers around a 22’ tall artificial tree connected to the remaining exhibit space via overhead branches and vines.  The central tree is surrounded by visitor pathways that allow patrons to view the sloths directly overhead.  Elliot and Charlotte, Denver Zoo’s two-toed resident…

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