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Fountain Features for Northern Quest Casino

Oct 4, 2019

As Northern Quest put the final touches on its expansion and remodeling project, COST was working on the new water features within the grand plaza area. Guests entering on Northern Quest Drive are welcomed by three dramatic fountain features, lush landscaping, decorative paving along with gathering spaces. The most prominent element includes a two-tiered circular…

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ICR's Discovery Center for Science and Earth History

Exhibit Fabrication at ICR’s Discovery Center for Science and Earth History

Sep 6, 2019

September 2nd, 2019 marked the opening of the much anticipated ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History. This cutting-edge 31,000 sq. ft. museum experience with interactive and immersive exhibits includes a 1,400 sq. ft. planetarium and a fossil gallery. Exhibits are comprised of an Ice Age diorama and theater, Founders of Science exhibit, Origins…

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COST's summer picnic at the Milwaukee County Zoo

COST’s Summer Picnic

Aug 20, 2019

COST held its annual company picnic on August 10th at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo, along with a beautiful sunny day in the mid-70’s, served as a perfect picnic venue. Interestingly, the Milwaukee County Zoo was COST’s very first customer dating back to 1957. The original work consisted of building simulated rockwork, earthen textures,…

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Water Feature at The Waterleigh Entry

Water Feature at The Waterleigh Entry

Jul 24, 2019

Located on over 1,400 acres, the Waterleigh is a picturesque housing community just a short distance from Orlando. The design of the property combines the beauty of lushly landscaped green spaces along with beautiful bodies of water. Accentuating Waterleigh’s entry is a water feature that blends both land and water, true to the overall property…

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Milwaukee County Zoo - Adventure Africa - Elephant exhibit

Adventure Africa – Phase 1, Elephants and Mixed Specie Exhibits

Jun 28, 2019

A commitment to improving the zoo’s elephant exhibit, which began in 2013, was finally realized in May 2019. On May 4th, the Milwaukee County Zoo opened phase one of Adventure Africa. The new 1.6-acre outdoor exhibit includes a variety of enrichment activities such as a simulated earth bank watering hole large enough to accommodate three…

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Zoo exhibit fabrication

Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Warthog Exhibit

Jun 7, 2019

African Adventure, Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s signature African exhibit area, now includes a new addition with the warthog habitat opening. The exhibit was implemented in formerly unused zoo property across from the lions. The new ¼ acre warthog yard provides an expansive space, but also boasts several interesting animal enrichment items. COST’s preconstruction group worked alongside…

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New Theme Attraction Debut

May 10, 2019

Busch Gardens newest attraction, Tigris, opened to the public in April 2019. The ancient theme ruin roller coaster attraction includes more than an 1,800-linear foot track with a 150-foot skyward surge and an inverted roll. The coaster propels riders at 60 miles per hour.* A ruin monument sign, composed of simulated blocks and heavy timber…

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Aquariums at Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Headquarters

Apr 26, 2019

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) recently opened its new headquarters in Oklahoma City. The previous office building was heavily damaged by a tornado in May 2013. The headquarters offers additional office space and new aquariums and dioramas that cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Oklahoma-based Beck Design, the architect of record, hired COST to assist…

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Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels At The ICR Discovery Center

Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History

Apr 12, 2019

As crews race to finish the interior work at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History, the building exterior is now complete. The contemporary building showcases replications of fossilized species along the north wall. Each 12’ by 12’, approximately 3,500 lb. glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) fossil panel was meticulously sculpted by COST artisans.…

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