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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Don’t spend another weekend on your couch—step outside for a healthy serving of design inspiration at Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. AIGA DC’s Field Trip series takes designers on an insider’s tour of DC’s latest exhibits, led by the creatives involved in building them. Now that you’re a grown-up, you don’t even need mom to sign a permission slip.
Join AIGA DC for a Field Trip of some of the Zoo’s newest exhibits, “America Trail” and the elephant facility on “Asia Trail”. The tour will be led by Cheryl Braunstein, exhibit developer and project manager; Benin Noble, exhibit designer; and Katie Slattery, architect. Together they will provide an integrated design approach to creating animal exhibits.
This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
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Registration will open at noon on Wednesday, September 10 and will be capped at 20 attendees.
Attendees should meet in the Visitor Center at the top of the zoo, near the Connecticut Avenue entrance.
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Make sure to wear your walking shoes!
If you are taking the metro, get off at Cleveland Park Station on the Red Line and walk down Connecticut Avenue to the entrance of the zoo. More information on arriving by public transportation
Public transportation is recommended, but parking at the zoo is available for $22. Limited street parking may be available.
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Cheryl Braunstein is an Exhibit Developer/Project Manager at the National Zoo. She managed the interpretive project for American Trail and developed content for other exhibits around the Zoo. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Duke University and a BA in English from UCLA.
Katie Slattery joined Quinn Evans Architects in 2003. At QEA, she has gained a breadth of experience working on a wide variety of building and project types including design solutions for historic structures, museums, visitor attractions and other institutional projects. As Project Architect for the renovation of the Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit and Life Support Building on American Trail she led a complex interdisciplinary team through the design of a new exhibit to expand and revitalize an aging and out-of-date life support building, systems and animal exhibit. The design for the facility includes cutting edge life support systems, supporting a much larger animal population in multiple exhibit and holding pools, with increased animal enrichment.
Event contact: Sarah Tanner