CLR Design

Evolutionary Thinking in Habitats


From A to Zoo

We offer a full range of architectural, landscape architectural and exhibit design services for all phases of a project.

Our success comes from our multi-disciplinary approach: every aspect of the project is carefully coordinated and integrated — from concept development through construction administration.


  • Master Planning
  • Feasibility Planning
  • Research & Exhibit Development
  • Design & Construction Document Preparation
  • Construction Phase Service

Collaboration. Leadership. Reliability.

CLR is proud of our long-term relationships with our clients. Following our master planning services, clients often return for design and construction administration services. As an award-winning design firm, CLR achieves success by satisfying our clients and the user/visitor of our client's project. CLR has a proven track record of providing quality professional services, on time and within tight budget constraints.

Solid Company. Flexible Thinking.

Sensitivity — to the client’s needs, the project’s community and the public’s concerns — is the foundation of our work philosophy. We take great pride in providing innovative, achievable and sustainable solutions that are as respectful to the environment and the animals as they are appealing to the visitor.

Sustainable Design

We live in a sustainable place — our LEED-CI Gold certified office in Philadelphia. We have significant sustainable projects in Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Oregon. And we advocate an approach we call “campus ecology” in all of our design work — an approach that looks at building, rebuilding and operating our institutions in a sustainable way.  It may take 10 years or 50 years, but we’re committed to “walk the talk” of conservation in how we build and operate our animal conservation places.  After all, we have an audience of millions to demonstrate our commitment to and inspire change in habits that will ultimately help us all — animals, people and plants — flourish on this planet for generations to come.

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