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

I want to be a Zoo Designer

Over the years we have received numerous  emails and phone calls asking us what it takes to be a zoo designer. Do you need multiple degrees, architecture, landscape architecture, biology, zoology? What schools offer degrees in design with an emphasis in zoo design? When it was time to hire my first employee for PJA, I continue…

The New Doha Zoo

Pat Janikowski will be traveling to Doha, Qatar at the end of January to take part in the final Design Presentation to the authorities of Qatar. PJA, along with HHCP out of Orlando, Florida, have been working since 2012 on the design for the New Doha Zoo. Construction Documents have been completed and are now continue…

PJA traveling to China

Jim Brighton, Pat Janikowski and Joyce Lee will be traveling to China in early February. PJA is pleased to announce that we have been asked by our long-term client, The Hangzhou Safari Park to begin design on an update of two regions of their existing park. We will be updating the entire primate region as continue…

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