Brookfield Zoo, Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion


Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion

Forest Preserve District of Cook County / Brookfield, Illinois

Project Scope

A new 16,500 sq. ft. facility and 40,000 sq. ft. site development designed by Booth Hansen. Guests of all ages engage in up-close experiences with animal ambassadors. This pavilion houses a variety of animal ambassadors that will interact with guests in the adjacent Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit, in other areas inside the zoo, and in venues outside of the zoo. A public portion serves educational events, special events, catered events and animal ambassador encounters with guests. Public restrooms serve the pavilion, as well as the adjacent Oaks Cafè.


Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513


Amy Schoenfeld-Lofgren
Planning & Facilities
Administrative Manager


2016 Merit Award
New Construction Suburbs
Chicago Building Congress

Category: New Construction

Budget: $6,750,000

Featherstone’s full-time field staff was on site each day during construction to oversee quality expectations, the aggressive schedule and the budget target.

– Amy Schoenfeld-Lofgren
Chicago Zoological Society

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