Posts Tagged ‘simulated rockwork’

Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Warthog Exhibit

Zoo exhibit fabrication

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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Aquariums at Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Headquarters

Oklahoma Dept Of Wildlife Conservation Waterfall 1a

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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Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo

Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo 2

The latest exhibit at the Stone Zoo, Caribbean Coast, completes the second phase of the new entry and welcome plaza project. This $4 million upgrade features four distinctive areas. Flamingo Flats, a 6,400 square foot walk-through aviary with American Flamingos, Scarlet Ibis, Macaws, and endangered Jamaican Iguanas. Caribbean Coast offers the only exhibit in New…

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Carmen Micale Retires After 44 Years at COST!

Carmen's Retirement

As destiny would have it, long time superintendent Carmen Micale, began his 44 year career with COST performing simulated rockwork in Milwaukee and today, he completes his final work at the Milwaukee County Zoo elephant exhibit. Traveling the nation over four decades, his projects aligned full-circle. Carmen started in exhibit fabrication in 1974 as a…

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Panda Passage, Calgary Zoo’s Latest Exhibit Opens to the Public

Calgary Zoo Panda Passage 3

The new $14,000,000 CDN Panda Passage exhibit at the Calgary Zoo opened this spring to tremendous crowds. The exhibit replaced the former elephant building, which was transformed into a lush forest environment. The building roof was retrofitted to allow for numerous skylights. This enhancement dramatically improved sunlight for the natural plants that embellish the indoor…

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