San Diego, CA

As the San Diego Zoo approached its centennial in 2016, it is planned the largest expansion in the organization’s history: Africa Rocks. This 8.5-acre exhibit complex transformed Dog and Cat Canyon, one of the oldest areas of the Zoo, into an engaging adventure through many of Africa’s most extraordinary and diverse landscapes. Leopards, zebras, African penguins, sharks, several species of lemurs, hamadryas baboons, dwarf crocodiles, ground hornbills, and many more animals will live in habitats that resemble their native homeland. Highlights are the 200,000 gallon pool with 70-foot long underfwater glass viewing of penguins, sharks, fish, and sea stars, along with a 65 foot tall waterfall.

SE&A Engineering supported the Zoological Society in reaching their dreams on a $68.3 million project from Schematic Design through Construction Administration services for the following exhibits in this exciting new project.  See Photo Gallery