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Back in the Day

During the years (1986-1994) associated with CLRdesign (a nationally recognized zoo design firm), Nevin specialized in the design of “landscape immersion” zoos. While at CLRdesign as Senior Associate, he was responsible for managing multi-million dollar projects as the prime contractor, supervising not only his own staff of five to ten professionals, but coordinating the efforts of the entire design team. He developed a knowledge of all facets of a project, including programming, animal holding criteria, exhibit design, cost estimating, project management, scheduling, as well as each discipline’s scope of work. This has led to his success at keeping projects on-budget and on-time. The following are a few of the projects completed during his years at CLRdesign:

Zoo Atlanta Redevelopment Master Plan
Ford African Rainforest
Orangutans of Ketambe
Masai Mara Savanna
Asian Tropical Forest
Entry Plaza, Main Spine and Cafe Plaza

Zoo Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

The Birmingham Ecoplex
The Birmingham Zoo Master Plan
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, Alabama

Northern Trail
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle, Washington

Rocky Coast
Seneca Park Zoo
Rochester, New York

Habitat Africa! phase I
Brookfield Zoo
Chicago, Illinois

Primate Panorama
Denver Zoo
Denver, Colorado

Tropical Forest Exhibit

Honolulu Zoo
Honolulu, Hawaii

Los Angeles Zoo Master Plan
Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles, California