How we work

When Lionhouse Architects is on your team

We listen and observe

We do not pretend to know everything about plants and animals or what is best for them. Our clients and their staff, curators and zookeepers, know so much more, more than we will ever know.
We will try to learn as much as we can about the animal’s behavior and natural habitat, including the plants, climate, and topography.

That’s why we listen…and observe.

We translate

What we do know is how to translate what we have heard and seen into practical spatial concepts and aesthetic exhibit design proposals.

We understand

We understand the importance of animal welfare and proper care and that’s why we consider it necessary to work closely with the animal attendants and other members of the staff, to learn about the different species and their needs and thus to make your project a success.

We understand the importance of a well-adjusted and controllable climate for a healthy and sustainable botanical garden. Daylight, temperature, humidity, ventilation, shading, irrigation……these aspects come first when designing a botanical glasshouse, before thinking of the appearance.

We work cooperatively with curators, zookeepers, educators, artists, engineers, and many others. Having to cope with everyone’s views can be quite challenging, but this helps us design the best exhibits for zoos or botanical institutes as well as for the keepers and visitors.

We offer

We can provide services for all phases of the design process, from concept to technical details. We also provide advisory services by shaping your ideas and to translate these into feasible projects.

  • Concepts
  • Sketches
  • Preliminary and final design
  • 3D models (CAD)
  • Building plans and technical drawings (CAD)
You tap into our network

We are able to arrange complementary services within our network of related companies:

  • Landscape design
  • Soft landscaping and project planting
  • Hard landscaping
  • Structural engineering
  • MEP
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