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Bali Safari and Marine Park has produced a nice promotional video available on You Tube.
Preparing now for Environmental Enrichment conference in South Africa! Read more...

Charette at the beautiful Guadalajara Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo Site

A few days of intense idea sharing produces exciting preliminary plans. Read more...

Successful Guadaljara Conference where Jon was a keynote speaker. Read more...
Brazil Again!
Click to see the presentation The Future of Zoos as prepared for Caranius College Conference.
Video of the great new advances being made at Philadelphia Zoo with the Tree Top Trail system.

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What activities can be made avaialble for animals living at zoos? Want to see more? Click on Asian Elephants or Brown Bears for the rest of the video.

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Click to see a photo essay on the Bali Safari Park


The goal of Jon Coe Design is to collaborate in the creation of enriching and sustainable environments for people, plants and animals.

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We specialize in planning and design of Zoologicical Parks and Botanical Gardens

Our niche is:

Early involvement in preplanning and concept planning to help set the best course for the project.

Ongoing facilitation, consultation and participation on the client's behalf in large design teams.

Key sub-consultant in multi-disciplinary design teams.

Special resource for information about zoo planning and design.


These flexible approaches, developed from years of experience, make your dreams and ideas become effective built environments.


Want to learn more about "immersion", "storylines" and "message-driven design" or about design for behavioral enrichment, animal training or rotation exhibits? Visit the Trends section.

Contributions to the planning of over 150 projects for more than 60 zoo and aquarium clients in 7 countries are highlighted in this section...or check a short list of Species Specific projects.


The bibliography of Jon's publications is amazing in its scope and diversity. Many of these professional papers which cover important planning and design concepts are available as PDF files here. Some of Jon's non-professional writing is also included. "From the Field", a collection of poems from his travels and a short story, "The Dream Pig" are also presented. Visit Bali Safari and Marine Park project's Phase One — a slide show of a newly built park in Indonesia.

Planning and Design Experience – This is a long list, see Zoo Species Specific Examples or Botanical Garden Project Examples for a quick survey.

With a horticulturist father, Jon's education and interest in plants started at a very early age. Planning and designing botanical exhibits require many of the same tools as zoo work. Some botanical display trends are discussed here.

Several projects explore the re-creation of ecologically-based displays and unique learning environments.

Find Jon's resume and research travels here. Jon's innovative work has gained international recognition. Learn about project awards and his personal awards and media recognition here. Also find information to contact Jon Coe Design, Pty. Ltd. Email here!


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