NC Zoological Park Asia Exhibit
CLH has been working as part of a comprehensive team for the development of a new Asia exhibit at the NC Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. As lead civil engineer for this project, we have been providing roadway detailing, earthwork estimation, storm pipe sizing, erosion/sediment control design, water/sewer design, and service road design services. We also have been working jointly with the lead landscape architect on the team, CLR Design.
An important part of this project has been our participation in multiple programming meetings and design charrettes at the NC Zoo. These meetings have been an integral part of the design process. This project is now in construction.
Image courtesy of CLR Design
NC Zoological Park Polar Bear Exhibit Expansion/Renovation
CLH was responsible for the design of the site utility (water and sewer), stormwater and erosion control designs, permitting and construction phase services related to the improvements of the NC Zoological Park Polar Bear Exhibit Expansion and Renovation. CLH coordinated the site layout, grading and irrigation design along with all associated details and specifications to construction level documents. Expanding the construction phase services to observe the new scope of improvements added to CLH’s design.
NC Zoological Park Kidzone Playground
CLH worked closely with exhibit designers at North Carolina Zoo to design and construct a universally accessible, ¾ acre natural playground which features an artificial flowing stream with a wheelchair-accessible splash table and small waterfalls, an 1,100-square foot standing stone labyrinth, a 650-square foot covered sandy fossil dig area with a wheelchair-accessible sand table and other fun activity stations for children ages 2 – 10. The accessible stream feature allows plenty of room for jumping and splashing. A “Mud Café” is a fun feature where kids can assemble messy play meals for their families and friends. The Treetop Trails provide a great vantage point for viewing the park. Design development and construction implementation for this playground was a highly collaborative process between the NC Zoo and CLH.
Fort Fisher State Historic Site: Visitor Center and Underwater Archaeology Building
CLH has been providing landscape architectural design services associated with the Fort Fisher State Historic Site: Visitor Center and Underwater Archaeology Building. This project includes a new visitor center and the reconstruction of the historic earthwork mounds, sally port, lunette and battlements. In addition, there will be improvements to the parking lot to accommodate buses and additional cars.
As landscape architect, CLH is providing the site layout, landscape plan and conceptual grading and stormwater management.