NC Zoo Master Plan

NC Zoological Park 2017 Recreation, Master Planning Asheboro, NC Back to Projects

HH Architecture, OBS Landscape Architects before merging with Timmons Group, and GLMV Zoos developed the Master Plan for the addition of Asia, Latin America, and Australia areas at the North Carolina Zoological Park. The goal of this master plan was to think broadly about the growth of the new continents as well as the future of the NC Zoo’s impact as a whole.

HH Architecture and our team of expert consultants held a series of workshops with the Owner and stakeholders to focus on short and long‑term goals of the master plan. Our plan includes high-level assessments of capital costs and suggested phasing plans for identified improvements. Overall improvements and new features planned included guest amenity areas, ride connections, parking considerations, and site circulation for guests and services. Our planning was guided by the highest quality animal management care standards, innovative design, and the latest in sustainable design practices. The master plan provides clear direction for the Owner on the creation of new animal exhibits using naturalistic environments, guest amenities, and infrastructure upgrades. The plan reinforces experiential learning and offers recommendations on how the facility can support the Zoo’s goals of conservation, education, horticulture, art, recreation, and entertainment.