Project Description

Reptile House Habitats Renovations

Philadelphia Zoological Society

In addition to renovating the architectural shell, BWA designed 25 animal habitats to house the reptile collection and created “immersion environments” such as the southeast Asian temple ruins (above) and a thunderstorm in the Everglades. With specimens from many parts of the world and widely varying microclimates, each habitat has its own unique requirements for temperature and humidity making HVAC design especially challenging.