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A model for urban conservation and sustainability, the Nature Boardwalk serves as a natural ecosystem for native Chicago wildlife. Pepper deepened the zoo’s South Pond, and constructed an open-air pavilion along with a free-standing, single-use toilet facility and a ticket selling booth. With an emphasis on education, the project includes a recycled plastic boardwalk around the pond that allows visitors to see animals up close without disturbing their habitat. 

Lincoln Park Zoological Society
Studio Gang
Consultant Team
Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Shaw Sustainable Design Solutions of Illinois, WRD Environmental, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Cosgrove Construction, Fox River Components
RLD Company, Shelton Lam and Deck, Atomic Props, Sunrise Fiberglass
Project Location
Chicago, Illinois