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Detroit Zoo | Devereaux Tiger Forest
Detroit, Michigan


AMHigley recently served as Construction Manager at Risk for the Devereaux Tiger Forest project at the Detroit Zoo.  This $3.1 million project included expanding the existing Habitat yard from approximately 10,000 SF to nearly 40,000 SF.  The yard features a 250’ long and 18’ deep shotcrete moat wall, shotcrete caves, waterfall, streams, and pools, heat mats, containment fencing, and is heavily planted.  The project also included new View Stations with over 70’ of glass encounter underneath two timber structures with vegetated roofs.  One View Shelters features a custom fabricated Land Rover interactive where guests can sit in the Land Rover seats, while a Tiger sits on the Hood on the other side of the glass.  The project also included a new 2,200 SF day yard, and minor renovations to the existing Tiger Holding Building, such as new shift doors in the day yard, new shift and keeper doors into the expanded habitat yard, painting existing Tiger dens, and updates to the Food Prep area.

Detroit Zoological Society

Jones & Jones

78,000 SF

​Construction Value
$3.1 Million

​Project Completion
July 2019

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