Houston Zoo

Houston, Texas

The Houston Zoo celebrated its 100th anniversary by embarking the most dramatic transformation in its history. This strategic plan reconfigures the campus into experiential zones that highlight wildlife and ecosystems found in Texas and around the world. With conservation as a focus throughout each zone, the zoo hopes to facilitate better connections between communities and wildlife in an effort to inspire action to save species in the wild. To date, Collaborative Engineering Group is working on the following projects:

Cypress Circle Café (Completed) - Signature gathering place in the Heart of the Zoo.
Texas Wetlands (Completed) - Habitat featuring alligators, bald eagles, whooping cranes, turtles, and waterfowl. In addition, this phase will include enhancements to the orangutan and bear habitats.
Pantanal (Completed) - Pedestrian pathways, viewing areas, and exhibits for hoofstock animals, the jaguar, macaws, giant river otters, howler monkeys, capybaras, anaconda and other reptiles. There will also be holding buildings for each exhibit.
Galapagos Islands (Completed) - Exhibit features penguins, sea lions, sharks, giant tortoises, and other iconic species from the Ecuadorian archipelago.
Garage & Office (Under Construction) - New parking garage for public and employee use. Admin offices will house administrative staff for the zoo and serve as emergency headquarters for critical employees in the case of a natural disaster.
Jack’s Cafe (In Design) - Cafe/event hall.
Birds of the World (Under Construction) - Exhibit will be comprised of four aviaries featuring birds from all over the world.

On call Projects:

Campus Electrical Distribution - Upgrading electrical distribution for both normal and emergency power throughout the campus.
Bear Exhibit - minor re-work. Completed Apr. 2018
Orangutan - Electrical and Plumbing for minor exhibit re-work. Completed Dec. 2019
Power Vulnerability Study - assessment of zoo-wide power equipment and distribution deficiencies. Completed Feb. 2019
Pump House - New domestic water pump facility. Completed Feb. 2019
Temporary Compactor Relocation - Power for temp compactor relocation. Completed Mar. 2019
Recycling Center - power for new compactors and other waste/recycling equipment.
Myra Building - Power additions/power backfeed for staging aquarium LSS equipment during Galapagos renovation. Completed Aug. 2019
Recloser - Engineering review of Contractor design-build installation of power service recloser pole equipment.