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Guadalajara Zoo Site


Charette at
the Beautiful
Guadalajara Zoo

August 2013

      I was invited to participate in the “Los Zoológicos Del Futuro” conference and afterwards provided several days of master planning and exhibit design study with zoo directors and staff — people who are ready to make their zoo a leader in innovation.


Hippo Pool Sketch Concept

Here are “before” and “after” sketches of their hippo exhibit used to describe easily achieved “immersion design” principles, two of many quick sketches I provided.  Others included environmental enrichment additions and overall visitor circulation improvements. I would especially like to thank General Director Francisco Rodriguez, Technical Director Pablo Varela and training and enrichment specialist Luis Soto for both their wonderful Latin hospitality and open-minded interest in the newest zoo design concepts and management ideas.

Hippo Feeding and Exercise



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