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Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant

Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant – Earth & Elm

The Philadelphia Zoo is constructing a new restaurant as part of an effort to enhance their dining options and provide innovative ways for visitors to experience this prominent tourist attraction. Earth & Elm restaurant, a 20,000 square foot, two-floor dining facility, will include seating for 650 guests, a rooftop deck, and a glass-enclosed pavilion. It will be constructed next to the Philadelphia Zoo Treehouse, where diners will have a beautiful view of the tree canopy and the Zoo’s Bird Lake.

Back of house and serving areas will include an open server area featuring deli, pizza, and grille stations, a preparatory kitchen, and typical cold, dry, and waste storage areas. The program intends for a glass feature elevator to access the roof top beer garden, as well as a material lift or freight elevator in the loading area. Mechanical spaces are located on the 2nd floor above the prep kitchen/storage/loading areas. The program includes multiple occupant type toilet rooms as well as several single occupant toilet rooms and staff offices.

SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDED:

Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) has been retained to provide the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm/fire suppression, and special systems design and construction administration services for the new restaurant at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The scope of work will be divided into nine phases:

  • Programming and Design Concept
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • LEED Documentation
  • Energy Model Study
  • Bidding Phase
  • Construction Administration
  • Project Management

Images courtesy of Daroff Design + DDI Architects

  • Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant
  • Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant
  • Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant
  • Philadelphia Zoo Restaurant
Owner

Zoological Society of Philadelphia

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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