Gates Center for Wildlife, Conservation and Education

Denver Zoo (Denver, CO)

Description: The 20,000+ square-foot “Gates Center” welcomes school groups, lectures, the public, and several zoo department offices. That’s a lot of customers to make happy. ECOS approached the project by keeping the graphics playful but not childlike. Mature but not stiff.

Inside the grand vertical foyer, beautifully painted schools of sculptural fish and flocks of origami-like birds sweep overhead, adding drama and supporting the “diversity of life” photo wall. Watch where you step… custom photo floor tiles show who might be hiding on the forest floor.

Scope: Illustration and design, Exterior identity, Interior wayfinding systems Signage production, Foyer sculptural elements Photography and art implementation

They are always original; highly creative; listening carefully to the client; patient and understanding; and most important … always on time and on budget! What more can one ask for?
Brian W. Klepinger
Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Denver Zoo