Cincinnati Zoo, New Animal Habitats

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

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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Water Feature at Twin Oaks Country Club

A cascading waterfall is created with stacked and staggered artificial rockwork boulders, located at the Twin Oaks Country Club.

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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Artificial Rockwork Facade at the Enclave

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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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COST’s Summer Picnic at the Zoo

COST's summer picnic at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Hundreds of COST employees and family members gather at picnic tables under the shade of trees.

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-’70s, 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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