National Zoological Park

Smithsonian Institution • Washington, DC

Transforming Renowned Exhibits

Among Mueller Associates’ extensive portfolio for the Smithsonian Institution, the firm has completed numerous projects at the National Zoological Park. The zoo’s Bird House, which opened in 1928, is undergoing a major renovation that will rehabilitate the historic exterior, replace the main entry, and transform the interior to accommodate the new “Marvelous Migrations” exhibit. The exhibit will include immersive animal viewing opportunities, interactive displays, and multimedia educational programs. Mueller Associates is providing complete MEP engineering services for the renovation.

Our work at the National Zoo spans more than a decade. We have also completed a variety of engineering projects to improve animal habitat areas, conservation spaces, security systems, and visitor amenities. Recent projects include improvements to the Great Ape House, Giant Panda Habitat, American Bison Yard, Great Cats Exhibit, visitor center, and police station.

Architects

Quinn Evans Architects/The Portico Group
Quinn Evans Architects
Cho Benn Holback + Associates

Client History

2018: National Zoological Park Bird House; Quinn Evans Architects/The Portico Group
2016: National Zoological Park Police Station and Restroom Renovations; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2015: National Zoological Park Great Ape House and Giant Panda Habitat; Quinn Evans Architects
2013: National Zoological Park Guard House Electrical System Upgrades; Quinn Evans Architects
2013: National Zoological Park Visitor Center Restroom Upgrades; Quinn Evans Architects
2012: National Zoological Park Auditorium Fire Protection and Life Safety Design; Quinn Evans Architects
2011: National Zoological Park Red Panda Holding Area; Quinn Evans Architects
2011: National Zoological Park Decentralize Steam Distribution System Study; Quinn Evans Architects
2011: National Zoological Park Great Cats Exhibit Safety Modifications; Quinn Evans Architects
2011: National Zoological Park Visitor Center Upgrades; Quinn Evans Architects
2004: National Zoological Park Upgrade American Bison to Takin Exhibit; Cho Benn Holback + Associates

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