PJA has completed work on six of seven continents.

Our firm is setup to respond to clients worldwide. As part of this, all designers have experience working in Metric and U.S. Standard. The PJA team is fluent in the following languages: Arabic, Belarusian, Chinese, Chinyanja, Dutch, English, French, German, Kurdish, Russian, Spanish and Taiwanese.

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We strive to design the best exhibits for animals, guests and staff.

PJA offers expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, zoological and botanical design, entertainment planning and master planning.

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"We've worked with PJA for many years because they provide us with consistently unique, engaging and thoughtful zoo design solutions."

Terri Kepes
Senior Vice President Planning and Design, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


"PJA has succeeded in harnessing our creative vision: interpreting our ideas to produce high quality and unique design."

Wes Mannion
Director Australia Zoo


“I like working with Patricio, Jaime, and Victoria because they give context and meaning to their designs in an effort to make the visitors part of the exhibit narrative and emotionally link them with the animals. They have a profound respect for nature and their designs have the right balance between animal welfare and aesthetics”

Farah Ajami Peralta
Exectuive Director Barranquilla Zoo


"We have known PJA for more than 10 years and become good friends.  We always enjoy working with Joyce, Jim, and Pat and the PJA team on different projects throughout China, Hangzhou to Qiqihar.  The recent opening of Qiqihar Longsha Zoo has proved to be the highest quality design in China."

Dequan Zhang
General Manger Hangzhou Safari Park


PJA Blog

What Makes for Good Zoo Design?

I’ve just been going over a number of articles on the Internet about people’s perception of what makes for good zoo design. As a zoo designer, I am always trying to understand what the “typical” zoo goer wants to experience during their trip to the zoo. During some of my “free time”, I search blogs, continue…

Earth Day Karaoke

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Zoo Design and Guest Viewing Glass

Over the weekend, a video taken at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, hit the internet and is getting a lot of play. It shows a family in a building with glass viewing, watching a troop of gorillas. A gorilla charges the window, jumps, and hits the window with his foot, breaking the glass. As continue…

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