Asbury Discovery Center

Client: Hattiesburg, MS Zoo
Scope: Concept Design & Final display Fabrication.


Mission: When the Hattiesburg Children's Zoo needed to build a new exhibit house and entertainment space with a Steam Punk flair, they came straight to us. We used the theme as an opportunity to make fun interactive moments for the children visitors. Hand powered gear walls, cabinet doors at child height and fun decorative elements hidden all over, make this space a success with children and adults alike. After realizing the design, we researched and used exterior grade materials in interesting ways. Having to survive a climate that gets both snow and intense muggy heat, we combined plastics intended for outdoor play structures with aluminum, brass and exterior woods.
We worked closely with the onsite staff to assure everything would be easy to install. After a few site visits for measuring and design meetings, we fabricated all the elements in our in house shop, then shipped them to Mississippi for their final installation.

Completed in: 2014