Akron Zoological Park – Facilities & Grounds

About The Project

TC Architects is excited to be working on Phase 2 of the Flexible Holding Master Plan, which is a  8,950 square foot Facility & Grounds building to be located outside of the Zoo fencing and across the street, on the former Hattie Larlham site.  The building will provide (4) private offices, a shared supervisor’s office that will accommodate (8) people,  (8) touchdown spaces, as well as a print center, conference rooms and a break room.  The 3,500 square foot (4) bay Shop will have (2) lifts, a wash bay, dedicated welding area, tool storage.  The 780 square foot carpentry shop will have a 10’x12’ garage door, as well as an 800 square foot mezzanine with permanent stair access and removable railings.  All shop areas will have staff workstations.   Additional separated areas include:  custodial, paint, hardware, pesticide storage and janitors closet.

The site has been designed to include (30) vehicle spaces that have been designed to accommodate  future carports / garages; (4) extra-long, covered spaces; and (7) golf cart parking / charging spaces.  The roof on the north side of the facility has been extended to provide covered storage for both loose and bagged salt.  The hoop house will be relocated.