Designing Stormwater Solutions Fit for Elephants, Rhinos and Tapirs

Challenge

The prime landscape architect designing the Asian Tropics/Toyota Elephant Passage Exhibit needed a team capable of delivering innovative water resources features.

Solution

The SEH team designed solutions for improved stormwater drainage, filtration and retention with an eye toward improved water quality. The team also provided quality assurance for this innovative LEED Platinum project and helped address numerous underground utility design issues.

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Features

  • Design uses stormwater from one of the City’s over-capacity stormwater mains to supply lake with water
  • 3D modeling techniques include water quality and stormwater detention
  • Stormwater is filtered using porous landscape detention before it enters the lake
  • LEED-Platinum

Project
Asian Tropics/Toyota Elephant Passage Exhibit

Location
Denver, Colo.

Client
Denver Zoo

Services

  • Stormwater Engineering
  • Quality Assurance