National Aviary’s Penguin Point Finalist for Building Excellence Award
The National Aviary’s new Penguin Point exhibition was selected as a Finalist in the 2009 Building Excellence Award competition. Penguin Point, completed in May, 2009, was part of the Phase 1 of the National Aviary’s multi-phased expansion plan. Springboard developed this expansion plan and collaborated with PGAV on the design of Penguin Point and related interior spaces including a renovated Main Hall. Contractor for Penguin Point was Mascaro Construction.
The National Aviary is just about to start construction of Phase 2 of their expansion. Phase 2 – dubbed Project Phoenix – includes the construction of an Avian Theater, Education Center, Building Holding Building, Cafe and Gift Shop. Anticipated completion of Phase 2 is scheduled for Fall, 2010.