Wegeforth Bowl – San Diego Zoo

The Wegeforth Bowl at the San Diego Zoo is an outdoor amphitheater. Named after Dr. Harry M. Wegeforth, the founder and first president of the Zoological Society of San Diego, the amphitheater showcases various animals and their trainers entertaining and educating zoo visitors. In 2016, the San Diego Zoo celebrates 100 years!

Panda Trek at the San Diego Zoo

FPBA designed a Panda exhibit guest queuing experience with associated themeing, interpretive structures, exhibits and management structures for Takins, Red Pandas and Asian vipers.

Sabertooth Grill at the San Diego Zoo

This 3,300 SF dine-in restaurant and grill at San Diego Zoo is a key component of the overall Elephant Odyssey project. Strategically located, this full-service dining venue includes a large (4,500 sf) open-air seating plaza designed to accommodate large gatherings including weddings. The site, on a mesa overlooking the main exhibits, offers unobstructed views of… Read more »

Tusker’s Trunk at the San Diego Zoo

This 1,400 SF merchandise retail store at San Diego Zoo shares guest support functions with the adjacent Sabertooth Grill and offers a range of themed merchandise in an open-air, bazaar-like setting. Products from around the world reinforce the Zoo’s commitment to education of guests of all ages. A significant portion of the shop’s retail income… Read more »

Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo

For the Elephant Odyssey Exhibit on 7.5 acres, FPBA worked to integrate four Asian elephants from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with the San Diego Zoo’s three African elephants to the newly designed space. This provided a perfect opportunity to replace the outdated elephant habitat as well as over 9 acres of other aging… Read more »

San Diego Zoo Beckman Center For Conservation Research

The Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park houses six laboratories, six research divisions and is a LEED Silver facility. Dedicated to making ground-breaking innovations in science and technology, the Institute for Conservation Research helps solve complex conservation issues and is one of the largest zoo-based multidisciplinary research efforts in the… Read more »