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Utah's Hogle Zoo - Conservation Resource Center (CRC)

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2600 Sunnyside Avenue



Utah's Hogle Zoo


  • Mechanical Engineer: Colvin Engineering Associates, Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer: Electrical Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Design Studio, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer: Great Basin Engineering, Inc.
  • Solarc Architecture and Engineering

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10,700 sq. feet

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Project Description

The Conservation Resource Center (CRC) in Salt Lake City demonstrates, both in design and construction, Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s mission of “think globally, act locally.” Nestled in the foothills of Emigration Canyon, the CRC provides a new administration facility that captures the breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains beyond, the vibrant city and the zoo campus below. Conference rooms, offices, break rooms, restrooms and shower, bicycle storage, outside seating, and an elegant two-story entry hall and lobby are uniquely and effectively integrated into 10,700 SF of support space for the Hogle Zoo administrative staff.

Completed in the Spring of 2012, the CRC project is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features include the incorporation of recycled building materials, rooftop photo-voltaic array, daylighting, high-performance thermal envelope, and a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system for maximum occupant comfort and control. With an envelope efficiency exceeding code requirements by 12%, the CRC both comprehensively and gracefully exemplifies the Hogle Zoo’s mission of sustainability.
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