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Administration Building
Phoenix Zoo

Separated by various locations across the campus, the Phoenix Zoo needed a new home for administrative staff and volunteers to office and assemble. In response WDM Architects designed and completed a new Volunteer and Administrative Center, opened in April 2015, comprised of three separate buildings sitting on a single, elevated deck above a lake. A single high roof over all three buildings and the deck further augments the visual connection.

The Executive and Administrative buildings provide office, training and meeting spaces for the zoo staff with floor to ceiling glass views of the surrounding lake and zoo. The Volunteer building offers a coordination and collaboration space for those who support the zoo with their time, which accounted for 65,000 hours last year.

This administration building showcases the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation efforts and is certified LEED Gold. LEED features include: solar panels providing 50 percent of the facility’s annual energy needs; using the lake as a temperature exchange system for the HVAC system; and the use of low VOC and FSC certified materials.

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