The seal and sea lion habitat at the NC Zoo in Asheboro NC required a shade canopy to protect the health of the animals and enhance the comfort of visitors on the viewing platform. A steel structure spanning the exhibit supports pre-formed galvalume shade panels above the water edge, rockwork beaches, and visitor viewing platform.
LOCATION: Asheboro, NC. SIZE: 2,358 s.f. COST: $646,900. COMPLETION: 2008. CLIENT: NCDENR - NC Zoo.
ARCHITECT-OF-RECORD: A company purchased by Mayowa Alabi.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Full architectural design services (conceptual design to construction administration) on new exhibit shade structure and removal of existing cable supported structure. Services provided included assessment of existing pool coating, repair of artificial rock leaks, surface preparation and installation of new “themed” coating.