WCS’s Bronx Zoo

“We are encouraged by this recognition and will continue to take a leadership role in green architectural practices,” - Steve Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Designed by FXCollaborative, a New York City-based architectural, interior design, planning and urban design firm.

The requirement on this project was to showcase WCS’s commitment to sustainable practices by means of environmentally sound architecture and operations. By achieving this goal, our company, contributed to the project with siding and brise soleil made of Black Locust. This hardwood, which is a sustainable alternative to endangered tropical hardwoods, chemically treated lumber, and decay prone woods.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Center for Global Conservation, located at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, has been selected to receive the 2011 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The award recognizes the most significant new contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning in the United States.

The Center for Global Conservation has received other design accolades. It achieved LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council® and was recognized by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York.  Additionally, CGC has received the following awards:





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Black Locust architectural elements are the unique details that together, create another dimension to the design of buildings, structures, and homes. These Black Locust designs exemplify and celebrate the connection and balance between the natural and built worlds.

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Brise Soleil, Rainscreens & Siding

Black Locust brise soleil reduce heat and solar gain in buildings by deflecting sunlight. Black Locust rainscreens manage moisture and energy transfer by allowing drainage and evaporation. Both promote the longevity of building systems.

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