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Habitat t Like Tha at: Lands scape Ar rchitectur re for the Zoo

2011 1 ASLA Ann nual Meetin ng Field Ses ssion San n Diego Zoo Sunday October O 30, 2011, 9:00 0 am to 1:0 00 pm
Tour Co-Chairs SLA Neri Landscape Jim Neri, AS Architecture A Chris C Langdon, ASLA Wimmer Ya amada and Caughey y tendants Tour Att Ie eszic Forme eller, ASLA (associate member) m Neri N Landsca ape Architec cture Sher S Prince Maple M3 3 Architects Speaker rs David Ri ice, FAIA, serves the Sa an Diego Zo oo Global as s director of architecture e and plannin ng, initiating and oversee eing develop pment of new w projects for f the World d-Famous San S Diego Zo oo and San Dieg go Zoos Saf fari Park. He e is respons sible for mult ti-million dolllar annual budgets invol lving the desig gn and const truction of zo oological exhibits, visitor r facilities an nd administr rative spaces s. Jim Neri i, ASLA , ha as participate ed in the des sign of over twenty proje ects for San Diego Zoo Global at t both their Zoo Z and Safa ari Park. His s work on civ vic projects a and zoologic cal gardens has garnered d several San Diego Orc chid Awards and earned Neri Landsc cape Archite ecture a reputatio on for design excellence. . Mike Bostwick, San n Diego Zoo o Curator of f Horticultur re is a past Director of the Board for r the Association of Zoolog gical Horticu ulture (AZH) and past ch hair of the AZ ZH conserva ation commit ttee, along wit th seats on several s committees both h with AZH a and the Ame erican Public c Garden Association. He has consulted on projects th hroughout th he world. g Objectives s Learning O of integration of o landscape architecture e in modern zoological e exhibit design 1. Overview in ncluding asp pects of imme ersion desig gn and the ro ole of landsc cape and hardscape play ys in environmenta al enrichmen nt. 2. Learning abo out the zoos extensive horticultural h c collection an nd how the v vast array of plant species s contribute to t creating unique u anima al environme ents. Also le earn about the zo oos browse e program responsible fo or sustainablle growth an nd harvesting g of browse to fe eed many of f the zoos in nhabitants. U ng the zoos education and a conserva ation mission n and how th he developm ment 3. Understandin of f new multi-s species exhibits contribu utes to educ cating zoo vis sitors about fragile ecosystems and a species around the world and zo oo revenues s fund conse ervation efforts to protect these vulnerable resources.

Habitat t Like Tha at: Lands scape Ar rchitectur re for the Zoo
2011 1 ASLA Ann nual Meetin ng Field Ses ssion San n Diego Zoo Sunday October O 30, 2011, 9:00 0 am to 1:0 00 pm

ation Outlin ne - Half Day y Session Presenta 9:00 am: Bu us departs convention c center Tour T introduc ction and ove erview by co o-chairs. Points P of Inte erest En Rou ute to Zoo: San Diegos D Gaslamp Quarte er Petco o Park and East E Village Redev velopment San Diegos D New Central Libr rary Balbo oa Park and the t San Diego Zoo Natura al History Museum (Ven nue for the Masquerade Gala) G 9:20 am: Arrive at San Diego Zoo Assemble A in Zoos Z Ronda avel meeting g room for 50 0-minute pre esentation b by speakers. Coffee, C juice, and pastrie es provided by b Zoo cater ring. 9:30 am 10 0:20 am: Pr resentation Fundamental F ls for Zoolog gical Exhibit Design (see e abstract be elow) David d Rice and J Jim Neri N Zoological Z Ho orticulture (s see abstract below) Mi ke Bostwick k Education E an nd Conservation Mission n (see abstra act below) David Rice 10:30 am 11:30 pm: Walking W Tou ur of Monke ey Trails Ex xhibit In ncludes exclusive behin nd-the-scene es access g guided by zo oo animal care staff. W Tou ur of Elepha ant Odyssey y 11:30 am 12:30 am: Walking In ncludes exclusive behin nd-the-scene es access g guided by zo oo animal care staff. 12:45: Bus departs d Zoo o Points P of Inte erest En Rou ute back to Convention C Center: C QA ab bout Zoo or Balboa Park k Horton Plaza D Childre ens Museum m San Diego Childr rens Park rrives at Co onvention Center C 1:00: Bus ar

Habitat t Like Tha at: Lands scape Ar rchitectur re for the Zoo
2011 1 ASLA Ann nual Meetin ng Field Ses ssion San n Diego Zoo Sunday October O 30, 2011, 9:00 0 am to 1:0 00 pm

ation Abstra acts: Presenta Fundam mentals of Zo oological Exhibit Design D Attendee es will be int troduced to the t fundamental aspects s of zoo exhi ibit planning and design including abitats, recreating natural ha ng regionally y indigenous s integratin animal and plant spe ecies into tic environments, design ning bioclimat environm mental enrich hment, and design fo or people occupied spac ces. At Monkey Trails, a attendees will learn abou ut the extraordinary earthw work and site development effort nec cessary to d design and c construct a new rea in the he eart of the zo oo. The tour r will explore e the intricate details of m moving a ve ery exhibit ar of monkey s large, ma ature Ficus tree, t design of exhibits fo or a variety o species, and d developing a planting plan that inc corporates natural succe ession and m maturation of f the plant co ollection. Moving on o to Elepha ant Odyssey, , session attendees will be introduce ed to exhibit t design at a much gre eater scale for f the larges st land mam mmals on ear rth. The tour will explore e the new elephant exhibit inclu uding a state e-of-the art elephant e bar rn, enrichme ent features t that stimulat te the elephants natural be ehavior patte erns, and the e multi-funct tion Utilitree es, man-ma ade shade es designed to t mimic Boabab trees. structure Zoologic cal Horticul lture In additio on to being a world famo ous zoological garden, th he San Dieg go Zoo is als so a certified botanical garden. Zo oo Horticultu urist, Mike Bo ostwick will d discuss the important ro ole the Zoos s lection plays s in creating unique and authentic an nimal enviro onments. Be ecause San plant coll Diego ha as such a mild climate, th he San Dieg go Zoo is ablle to re-crea ate plant and d animal exhibits from all over o the wor rld. Attendee es will learn about the d esign consid derations of planning an nd site selec ction of new exhibits and d integration n of plants an nd animals w within their e environments s. The discussion will also a explore the zoos ex xtensive brow wse program m for growing g plants that t provide both b the prim mary and sup pplemental dietary d need ds of many o of the zoos a animal speci ies including g the pandas s and koalas. Educatio on and Con nservation Mission M The zoos success as a worldwid de tourist de estination has s fostered th he zoos und derlying miss sion nservation. Attendees will w learn abo out the zoos s education and of education and con ation efforts both at the zoo z and on a global scalle including the zoos fr rozen zoo, s seed conserva banking, and endang gered specie es and habita at conservat tion throughout the world.