Zoo Learning Center

City & County of Honolulu
Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu, Hawaii
Completed 2008

Urban Works designed the Zoo Learning Center and Zoo Entrance as a part of the City’s Master Plan initiative to upgrade and improve the zoo’s identity and to have a more attractive and dynamic presence in Waikiki. A design-build with Okada Trucking Co., the Zoo Learning Center serves as a stimulating teaching environment that is connected to the sounds and activities of the zoo’s environs. On temperate days, facilitators are able to open sliding glass doors to a protected lanai, creating a single sheltered room.


Honolulu Chapter, American Institute of Architects
Award of Excellence, 2009