Rivers Edge Elephant Exhibit – Keeper Safety

Project:   Rivers Edge Elephant Exhibit – Keeper Safety Improvement

Location:  St. Louis Zoo, Rivers Edge Elephant Exhibit

Date:  2014

Firm:  Planning Design Studio

 

Issue:  The Zookeeper pathways on the rocky outcroppings and safety railings above at the River’s Edge Elephant exhibit needed to be updated and also extended to extend the keepers needs.  The project was challenging in that there were several vertical elements that needed to be considered.

 

Solution:  Designed a series of pathways that were incorporated into the original design.  Met with the elephant keepers and construction companies to determine how to implement the construction within the exhibit.  Aided in the CAD detailing for the vertical ladders and metal railings.

 

Process:    Met with the elephant keepers and construction companies to determine how to implement the construction within the exhibit.  Aided in the CAD detailing for the vertical ladders and metal railings.