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City of St. Paul - Gorilla Forest - Como Park and Conservatory

The $11 million exhibit redesign and overhaul feature seven gorillas and the largest all-mesh gorilla enclosure in North America. The 13,000 SF outdoor space was designed to give the gorillas ample room to play, climb, forage, and display their extraordinary family and social dynamics to the public while minimizing stress on the animals and creating up close and personal views of the gorillas for visitors. The new gorilla holding building provides abundant natural light and two stories for the animals with view windows and perches so the gorillas can see out. Improvements to existing rockwork and trees afford more horizontal space for gorillas and planned family groups. Better ventilation, lighting, drainage, and a new rainforest mural on the dayroom wall, create both an improved environment for the animals and an enriched viewing experience for the public.


CPMI was the Agency Construction Manager for preconstruction and construction. We provided a full-time manager on-site during construction. This project was constructed in the middle of an operating facility where special attention and coordination of construction activities and public events were critical.

Art Center Addition and Remodel
Art Center Addition and Remodel
B.H. Whipple Federal Building
B.H. Whipple Federal Building
Fire Station 1 ( and 10)
Fire Station 1 ( and 10)
Central Library Renovation
Central Library Renovation
Peoria Central Police Facility and Site
Peoria Central Police Facility and Site
Historic Fort Snelling Long Barracks & Gatehouse
Historic Fort Snelling Long Barracks & Gatehouse
Civic Center Exhibit Hall Expansion/Additions and Kitchen Renovation
Civic Center Exhibit Hall Expansion/Additions and Kitchen Renovation
Iowa Laboratory Facility
Iowa Laboratory Facility
Visitor Center and Education Resource Center Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Visitor Center and Education Resource Center Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
High School Gymnasium Addition
High School Gymnasium Addition
Fire Station
Fire Station
US Federal Courthouse
US Federal Courthouse
Drake Public Library Restoration
Drake Public Library Restoration
Fire Station No. 8
Fire Station No. 8
Smith Avenue Transit Center
Smith Avenue Transit Center
Elementary School
Elementary School
Tropical Encounters Exhibit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Tropical Encounters Exhibit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Como Harbor & Seal Island
Como Harbor & Seal Island
City Hall Renovation and Expansion
City Hall Renovation and Expansion
Polar Bear Odyssey Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Polar Bear Odyssey Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Newport Transit Center
Newport Transit Center
Mendota Heights Fire Station Remodel and Expansion
Mendota Heights Fire Station Remodel and Expansion
Public Safety Facility No. 19
Public Safety Facility No. 19
Bonsai Pavilion and Japanese Garden - Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Bonsai Pavilion and Japanese Garden - Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
City Link Transfer Center
City Link Transfer Center
300 East Locust Office Building
300 East Locust Office Building
City Hall/Police Station
City Hall/Police Station
Como Park Regional Pool
Como Park Regional Pool
City Link Transfer Center
City Link Transfer Center
Fire Station
Fire Station
New Fire Station
New Fire Station
Fire Station 2 and Station 1 Remodel
Fire Station 2 and Station 1 Remodel
RiverCentre Convention Center and Parking Ramp
RiverCentre Convention Center and Parking Ramp
Middle School/High School
Middle School/High School
Fire Station
Fire Station
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