Project Category: Design Build

Brookfield Zoo, Dolphinarium Life Support Improvements

Upgrade of the ozone generation system, upgrade all mechanical valves, and reline all of the water filtration systems.


Brookfield Zoo, Seven Seas Amphitheater

Extensive renovation of existing amphitheater including the restoration of the building envelope, architectural building upgrades, restoration of the dolphin pools and upgrades to the mechanical systems. 


Brookfield Zoo, Bears Den Animal Containment

Improved existing animal containment areas and constructed secondary areas. The staff of Featherstone provided budget estimates from the conceptual design documents and brought the design disciplines together through an efficient RFP process. 


Brookfield Zoo, Tropic World Renovation

Renovation of the existing animal life safety systems, animal holding area, air and water quality improvements, architectural and exhibit rock repair. Featherstone managed the preliminary design, budgeting, and value engineering for the proposed improvements.


Brookfield Zoo, Fragile Kingdom Animal Containment

Improvement of existing animal containment areas and the new construction of secondary containment and new holding areas. 


Brookfield Zoo, Living Coast Renovation

Renovation of existing mechanical systems and miscellaneous architectural improvements. Featherstone’s full-time field staff was on site every day during the construction to oversee quality expectations, the aggressive schedule, and the budget. 


Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library